Friday, November 20, 2015

Netflix Introduces Jessica Jones...

Gotta be honest; I'm not terribly familiar with Marvel's Jessica Jones, but that Netflix has branched out again with another comic-based series is just fine by me.

The alluring Krysten "Breaking Bad" Ritter plays Jones, a young woman with super powers, who's tossed flamboyant heroics to the side (at least for the most part) to play private eye. 

What makes "Marvel's Jessica Jones" all the more enticing is that tough guy Luke "Power Man" Cage (Mike Colter) is Jessica's spouse--well, at least in comic lore--and his presence, even as only a potential love interest, at least guarantees some serious two-fisted action. (Hope I'm not wrong.) 

Will definitely check this one out and offer my two-cents worth (and probably then some) accordingly...


  1. Watched the start of "Jessica Jones". More gumshoe than superheroic, but I guess that's the gist of this mythology. Carrie-Anne "Matrix" Moss is in there, and it appears David "Dr. Who" Tennant will figure into the plot in a villainous way. Ritter is easy on the eyes, exuding a Barbara Steele quality; Colter is well cast as Cage, even if he's fairly subdued in the first episode. The overall tone is "Daredevil", but again, the context feels more reality-anchored and not so fantastic: an odd choice for a comic-book adaptation, but I suspect it'll still build a fan base.

  2. I must say, "Jessica Jones" plays more like a dark drama than a superhero show, though the comic-book furnishings are still evident. Was glad to see Cage kicking ass. Hope to see more of that. Ritter is quite a good actress--holds my attention without a hitch. It's taking a spell, however, for the background stories to unfold. I'd have preferred such more upfront, but oh, well...

  3. It suddenly hit me when Cage refers to himself as "unbreakable" (well, maybe sometime thereafter, but not by much). Just as M. Night Shyamalan's "Unbreakable" is a different type of superhero film, "Jessica Jones" is a different type of superhero series. The presentation is subtle in either case, but the proof of power beneath the surface is there. This concept can also encompass other Netflix/Marvel characters, like Daredevil, Elektra and Punisher. Different, indeed, and clever.

  4. Was it my imagination or were Hulk and Cap referenced on the series? Noticed the boy run by in the Cap costume, of course. Tennant's Kilgrave is one helluva son of a gun. Great villain. Still want to see Cage in more two-fisted action, though.

  5. Cage's confrontation with the bus driver in "AKA You're a Winner" was sure intense, but not as much so as what occurred with Jones thereafter. Heavy stuff. (Cage's big brawl was also edgy, but I'd have preferred if he had defeated his opponents a tad faster.)

    Also, Kilgrave continues to redefine the term "sadistic". I imagine there's a chance he'll cross paths with Daredevil somewhere down the line, if matters stick to the Marvel mythology, that is.

  6. I gotta declare that Kilgrave is right out of the "It's a Good Life"/"Charlie X" school. I don't blame his parents. It's not their fault he turned out as he did. This bloody bastard is a vile demon--period.

  7. Finished "Jessica Jones".

    The last two episodes struck me as padded. Maybe a ten-episode run would have been more fitting. At least the Hogarth interludes felt connected, even though they smacked of soap-opera trimming.

    Not sure what's up at this point with Cage. Somehow matters will be resolved, I'm certain. How could it be otherwise, right?

    Would have fancied something more definite for the finale (i.e., not such a loose end), but it seems clear that the adventure (or should I say, misadventure?) will continue.

    On the whole, the series was far better than I had anticipated. To say the least, it's got me all hyped for Daredevil's daring return.