Netflix is jumping on the bandwagon getting superheroes for their original shows, starting with Daredevil in April, and then with Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. Four great characters that aren't well known to the public, but are great heroes nonetheless. Hopefully they won't water them down to make them all audience shows, or shy away from what made them great. What I've done is brought some things that shouldn't be taken away from [Jessica Jones](series:1168773)' show.
The "Real" Jessica Jones:
Jessica Jones has to be allowed to be Jessica Jones. By that I mean that she has to be allowed to curse, smoke, drink, and say and do the off the wall and crazy stuff she says and does. She has to be able to say, "Hey, ever been kicked in the nuts by a superhero?" randomly drop f-bombs because she feels like it, or - and this is my favorite - sit on the toilet, deep in thought, and contemplate what her next move is.
These are the things that separate Jessica Jones from the other super heroes. She just doesn't care. She says what's on her mind and sometimes it comes off vulgar and messed up, but she gets the point across. The public will love her for it. Everyone loves the people on TV who say what's on their mind and are harsh about it. This is a more important than anything else in this series. She has to be herself and not a PG rated, family friendly Jessica Jones. She's a bad ass in every sense of the phrase and should be shown as such. Plus she's a detective and who doesn't love a mystery?
Alcohol and Mistakes:
When Jessica Jones first started out, she was an utter mess. She was a really bad alcoholic who made a ton of bad decisions while she was drinking or drunk. Unlike Tony Stark who could hide behind money and be called a drunk playboy and smooth things over with money, Jessica Jones had to face her mistakes every day. For example, in the first issue of her series, Jessica Jones is questioned by the police after she throws a client through a window for assaulting her. She was completely justified and even did the right thing by calling the authorities and one of the cops treated her like crap. Instead of just letting it be, she responds with smart remarks of her own. The two cops left, but the cop's comment got to her, so Jessica went to Luke Cage's bar and drowned her sorrows in booze and ended up having sex with Luke Cage so she could feel something. Another example is when she got drunk while on a case in another town and tried to have sex with the sheriff. She asked him to do something so off the wall that he ended up putting her in jail while she blacked out from being drunk. Her alcohol abuse isn't a great part of her life, but it makes her story of triumph even better when you get to see where she had to climb from to get where she is today.
The start [Luke Cage](movie:586393) and Jessica Jones:
Jessica Jones and Luke Cage had a very random relationship before they started dating. No matter what happened in their lives, they would always help one another. When Luke Cage needed help finding his dad and he couldn't trust anyone, he went to Jessica Jones (Luke would later admit that this was the first time he fell in love with her). When Jessica Jones needed a lawyer, Luke Cage got in contact with Matt Murdock to help get her out of trouble. And when Jessica Jones needed someone to talk to before she took on a case that hit her close to home, it was Luke Cage she confided in. And even though she drunkenly flew into his house and crashed into his refrigerator, yelling and insulting him, threw up in house and passed out, Luke dry cleaned her clothes, didn't take advantage of her, and was still there for her.
He even offered to take the case so she didn't have to deal with the emotions that came along with it. The first time they had sex was when she was drunk and they were hitting on each other at Cage's bar. It wasn't even close to romantic and she even admitted that she used him. It ended up leading to a very awkward moment for Jessica and very conversation between them after that. That drunken night kept the ball rolling on their very weird relationship that ended up turning into a loving relationship.
I'm sure that Marvel plans on Luke and Jessica meeting and getting together. But if they didn't, there would be a ton of disappointed comic book fans around the world who's were waiting on the two of them to get together like the comics.
This guy was one of the worst human beings in comics. Purple Man (Zebediah Killgrave is his real name) has the power of mind control and what he used it for was his own pleasure. He has raped, murdered, and manipulated hundreds of people. Jessica Jones had the unfortunate job of trying to stop him and ended up his slave for months.
What is weird is that Killgrave never touched her. He would make her beg for his touch or make her take her clothes off for him and even had sex with women he mind controlled and made her watch and told her she didn't deserve him. One day, he ordered her to go attack the Avengers and even though she was no longer around Killgrave and away from his powers, she still went on and did it. She had been around him so long that she began her instinct was to do what he said. This ended up with her in the hospital in a coma after being attacked by [The Avengers](movie:9040). The Avengers would later apologize for what they did because they were unaware of what happened to her. Unfortunately, the psychological damage to Jessica had been done. Jessica Jones retired her life of being a superhero after believing she didn't have what it took. Years later Purple Man would escape prison and make a B-line to Jessica Jones and control her once again. Thankfully, the training she had from Jean Grey of the X-Men while in a coma gave her the strength to resist his powers and take him out. Thus ending the fear of coming across him face to face again.
The Purple Man and Jessica Jones' moment was a major part of Jessica Jones' life. She stood up for herself and beat the man who had been her master for all those months and even kept her in a mental restraints years after she'd been let go. Not having this part of her life in the series would be a mistake. All the emotions that came from this is something fans and award shows eat up.
If I forgot or didn't mention anything from her "Alias" days, let me know.