Tuesday, 1 December 2015

4 reasons to watch Marvel's Jessica Jones right now


Here's the thing. Until now I had really not been a fan of these superhero spin-off shows. I couldn't get into Arrow, found Agents of Shield wooden and cheesy, and zoned out of Daredevil within two episodes. My experience watching the Jessica Jones series, all of which is currently on Netflix, could not be any further from this. 

It. is. brilliant. This raw, gritty and totally unapologetic anti-hero is right up my street and the focus on girl-power has me hooked. Here are 10 reasons you should 100% binge watch this right blimmin' now.

1. This is not your stereotypical female superhero. Jessica Jones is a straight-talking, take-no-shit private investigator, who just happens to have a few super powers to help her along the way. There are no tight costumes, no saving babies from burning buildings and some of her actions are sort-of morally questionable as she struggles to come to terms with the fact that only she can stop the story's villain.

2. It gets close to the bone. The story is heavily focused around PTSD and also deals with the concept of sexual consent, It's extremely well done which makes it so believable. I think it's about time issues like are tackled head-on and the impact that these things can have on someone's life are dealt with in a way that doesn't paint victims as weak. Expect drinking, sex, and gore throughout as the show isn't restricted by ratings and censorship the way the Marvel film adaptations are.

3. It's totally hoes over bros at all times. My favourite part of the series is the relationship between Jessica and her best friend Trish Walker. The two couldn't be more opposite but will defend each other 'til the end, even to the point of near death. Their friendship is a pivotal part of the plot's conclusion and it had me welling up.

4. The cast is amazing. The show starts Kristen Ritter, who I adore, as Jessica Jones. She's just perfect for the part with a balance between total badassery and vulnerability. Rachael Taylor and Eka Darville also really stood out to me. David Tennant stars as a mind controlling villain and I can't think of anyone who could have made Kilgrave's character any creepier. 

Have you been watching the series? What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.

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  2. I keep seeing this series and I am intrigued!

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    1. It's so worth watching! I wasn't impressed by previous Marvel series but this is really amazing :)

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