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?