Marvel’s Jessica Jones (wow… just WOW!)

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I’ve finished Marvel’s Jessica Jones over a week ago, and I think I’m still recovering from it, because the show is just AWESOME!

I won’t go into a deep review of of season, first because you should really watch it without a preconceived notion of what’s going on, because it will BLOW YOUR MIND. And secondly, because I don’t want to review this show, I just want to gush about it. Is that alright?

I loved Daredevil, but I think that Jessica Jones was able to be even darker and grittier. It has less blood and fights than DD did, but its emotional punch is way fiercer. This is the kind of show that will make you truly uncomfortable, and it will make you sick, and you won’t be able to get your eyes off of it.

The acting is overall brilliant. ALL of the actors did amazing things with their characters, truly people, ALL OF THEM. But for me Krysten Ritter, David Tennant and Mike Colter, as Jessica, Kilgrave and Luke Cage respectively, just blew everything out of the park. I was always a huge fan of Krysten Ritter, but she’s just beyond amazing in her role as Jessica Jones. You just watch and you’ll see what I mean.

But David Tennant… WTFH???!!! Let me get this out of the way: Tennant is MY DOCTOR and he’s also one of my biggest celebrity crushes… but I was terrified of him in this series. Kilgrave is one of the worst (and best) villains in the MARVEL universe, and Tennant just did an amazing thing with it. He played it so perfectly that I was cringing and I was having difficulty to separate the man from the character (and that was never a problem before). Suddenly, I couldn’t conjure up an image of sweet and smiley David Tennant… oh no, all I could see was maniac Kilgrave! (and to make matters worst, he used his Doctor accent for the role, and he even gave one of my favorites “WELL…” and I died a little!)

Mike Colter was a really great surprise to me. I knew nothing about his character Luke Cage (other than he’s Jessica Jones romantic interest), but his interpretation of Luke made me super interested and super excited for his show to premiere.

I really liked the plot. Like Daredevil, it’s a bit concentrated on its repercussions – nothing huge like cities falling from the sky. But Jessica Jones is more personal, and with a bit higher stakes for all the emotional things involved. I liked it. A LOT! I hope there’s a season 2, because I need to see what happens next.

Have you seen JJ yet? What did you think? Did David Tennant scare the shit out of you too?

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32 thoughts on “Marvel’s Jessica Jones (wow… just WOW!)

  1. Alicia says:

    I watched all of Jessica Jones in a 4 day binge that only took as long as it did because I needed a bit of an emotional breather towards the end. I LOVED this TV show!! I started watching for David Tennant (my all time favorite Doctor and fictional boyfriend) and stayed for the amazing story. I was really caught up in the turmoil and gritty reality of the show. I agree with you, the whole cast deserve awards for being on point through every single episode!

  2. Tricia says:

    *SOME SPOILERISH COMMENTS*

    YES, I was so terrified and confused by David Tennant’s Kilgrave. He’s brutal, creepy, and an unapologetic rapist. But…because of my love of him as the Doctor, I think I sometimes gave him more slack than I should have. In those middle episodes when it looks like there’s a possibility that he might reform, I was so desperate for him not to be as creepy as he truly was. I could tell that I ought to hate him indiscriminately, and it made me wonder what I would have thought if someone other than Tennant were playing him. Not that I wish someone had! He did an awesome job.

  3. susannahhtaylor says:

    YAASSSSS!!!!!!!!!! This show is PERFECTION! I binge watched it on opening weekend and I just could not sleep. My entire world just became Jessica Jones and I loved every moment of it. Seeing David Tennant again was such a treat even though he scared the pants off me. Such good acting from all the actors and the story was so cool. Loved it!

  4. Anette @ Anette Reads says:

    I finished this show last week too and I loved it so much. I started Daredevil back when it came out but I’m still only 4 episodes in, it didn’t really grab me. I guess I’ll finish it eventually, but eh. Jessica Jones had me immediately and I absolutely love what it says about abusive relationships and victim blaming.

  5. Anthony says:

    I haven’t seen it yet….despite yearning to do so. Thanks for not rushing into a huge review (unlike everyone else). I will do my best to see it without any preconceptions–but other people have made that difficult.

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