Jessica Jones (Netflix Orig Series, spoilers)

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  1. Huntn, Dec 28, 2015
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    Jessica Jones- A super hero (reference to gifted people) has rebooted her life as a private dick in this atmospheric Film Noirish series. She has something that might be described as demons (maybe a single demon), she's a loner, suffers from PTSD and she drinks a lot. It's off to a compelling start. Gritty, hard hitting, and yes her powers are revealed at times. I think this is another case where cable has outpaced network TV. Carrie-Anne Moss from the Matrix series plays a somewhat ordinary lawyer (so far). :)

    I have not read the comic, so I don't know in this character's life, how much time was spent before or after her former life as a super hero.

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    JJ may be Marvel's best active project. When your enemy can make anyone do whatever he pleases, it's as though the whole world is an enemy. This series was one of the first where the premise really scared me.
     
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    Also, forgot to mention, that first episode. Oh. My. God. I was like, okay, this is cool (kinda procedural) and then THAT happened. All of a sudden, I was like "Oh wow. Marvel nailed this". Terrifying
     
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    The villain is a very scary and powerful sociopath. Evidence of his brutal acts upon several people was revealed in the first two episodes.
     
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    Keep watching. He might be the best villain in Marvel
     
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    I watched the entire season and while I enjoyed some of it, Killgrave was way too cheesy, unbelievable and hammed up for me. I have to admit that the first episode showcased her as a detective and I really enjoyed that aspect of the show, I was saddened to see it take such deliberate twists, just for the sake of adding twists, it seems. There's nothing wrong with a well done crime drama and I think they really had that going in the beginning.

    There seems to be a recurring theme in the Netflix shows that follows the same story line through all the episodes in a given season, it appears to be a general theme among many of them these days. Not really my thing, probably because I'm a little too old, I'll take an episode of Columbo any day over this stuff. ;)
     
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    I think I'm upto episode 6. It's interesting but Kilgrave's plot is getting tiring. It should have ended 2 episodes ago or atleast get into something else and leave kilgrave as a side plot for a few episodes.
     
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    That's a general theme for most shows now. On cable, they tell a season long story arc in 10-12 episodes. On network, many shows tell an overarching story over 5-10 episodes but turn it into a 23+ episode season.

    I'll take the former, but I can understand the idea of a procedural drama done well.
     
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    I like it a lot. But I think out of their Netflix stuff I prefer DareDevil.

    [spoilers hereon!]

    JJ starts off in the middle of her story and the past+current progress. The villain, whilst creepy as all hell, didn't have an empathy that I prefer my villains to have. The DD villain was conflicted and unpredictable. JJ's doesn't change much through the story and it's more of a "how to stop him" plot. But it was still phenomenal. I'd give DD a 10/10 and JJ a 9/10, both wildly more brilliant than any of Marvels films. These long stories just work better.
    Though! The social tones in JJ are great!
     
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    For JJ, I'm only up to episode 3, and I also thought Netflix's Daredevil was superb. This JJ intro music which reminds me of Vampire Masquerade: Bloodlines was all most enough to sell me before I even watched it. And she drinks Wild Turkey 101, more to love. ;)

     
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    I think he is the best.... Wow. Talk about a very scary individual. I have binged the entire season already and really liked it. Daredevil is just a we bit better for me.

    I am excited to see what they do with Luke Cage though!

    I will wait till most in this thread have watched it all before I dive to much into it.
     
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    If you don't know much about JJ, which I did not, this video provides some background info, some might consider a spoiler, and includes adult content and language but minimal nudity, and info about her main antagonist in this first season.

     
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    Luke Cage is in it? Awesome!

    Haven't been interested so far but probably giving it a shot after I've finished Daredevil - always been a fan of Cage. Never heard or read about JJ before.
     
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    Oh yeah, he is probably one of the more prominent charec
    Oh yeah, he is one of the more prominent characters is JJ!

    And he is getting his own series run to boot!
     
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    Good news!

    After starting Daredevil, which I really enjoy, I'm crossing fingers for a mature Namor (hard to do but could be utterly amazing) and Punisher run. I can do with Luke Cage too though.

    Edit: I do believe a Namor movie would be more realistic a wish, but I quite dislike all of the latest marvel blockbusters while being extremely satisfied with the quality of DD so that's that.
     
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    The JJ series is a little more risque and out of the norm for a Marvel show when it comes to her character. One of the best scenes is when Luke says his famous "Sweet Christmas" line!
     
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    The second video I posted said that JJ was the first adult comic Marvel published, dark, sex, bad language. I assume the show is following suit, although so far no nudity. I'm thinking Krysten Ritter has a no-bare breasts clause in her contract... not a problem for me. :)
     
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    No full on nudity, side boob and covered sex scenes.
     
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    A bit puzzling.
    What's with 4 guys with tasers getting the better of her and a friend who can fight? I thiught it would be one punch each?
     
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    Remember she doesn't have super skin like Luke so she is susceptible to things that can hurt. Now if they did that to Luke, it would just bounce off.

    I am thinking you are referring to the scene where they have the big baddy in the back of the van or is this in reference to another scene?
     
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    Your example. I'd thought she'd be a one hit-drop one, kinda girl when she did the hitting...
     
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    I agree,,,, But if you remember the bar fight, she kinda struggled there too. I am wondering if she hasn't honed her skills quite yet maybe?

    But then in the same frame we see here one hit Luke's wife! :(
     
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    There is a possible angle that because she killed someone, although it was not her fault, she holds back when fighting, even when it means she does not achieve her goal of capturing the mind controlling sociopath.
     
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    This could be true! That might explain her alcohol drinking also. Maybe she knows what she can do and well chooses not to, because she doesn't want to feel that way or worse again!
     
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    I also thought that the alcohol was also a way of coping with her trauma in the hands of Kilgrave.
     

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