I'll kick this off with a statement I want to make before you all jump down my throat for what I'm about to say - the Netflix series Daredevil was the best show I've ever seen to date. Like, really, it was incredible. Gore, realistic problems and incredible storyline all more than make up for the fact that the main villain looked like Humpty Dumpty's kid.
Aside from that, it was an awesome show! It's just, I think the next series is going to be a lot better.
Why? Well, I'll cut straight to the chase. Here are my top four reasons as to why the J.J. will be far better than the D.D.
1. Actual Superpowers
For those of you who don't know, Miss Jones here can fly, is super-strong, and resilient to any kind of damage. Don't get me wrong, the whole "I'm a blind guy that an kick ass" thing was awesome and worked super well on-screen. But let's face it, we need variety in these TV runs. I would be a little disappointed if A.K.A. Jessica Jones turned out to be a carbon copy of its forerunner Daredevil.
For me, it'll be nice to see villains getting their respective butts handed to them in a slightly more supernatural way, and it'll be interesting to see how they incorporate the special effects into the fight scenes. Personally, I wouldn't want a totally unbelievable and/or over-used set of skills, because that might lead to the story becoming implausible and the main character having little vulnerability.
2. Purple Man
Now, I don't know about you guys, but I'm mega hyped to see David Tennant turn up in the MCU, let alone Purple Man. As you can see above, that's pretty much a purple, cartoon, slightly creepier version of the actor himself.
However, Purple Man as a character is pretty kick-ass too, if not a little badly named. He has been chemically altered to be able to produce chemical pheromones, which, when absorbed by his victims, gives him full control over their brains and bodies. He has the ability to influence hundreds of people at one time, so I expect him to be causing quite a stir this upcoming November.
3. Luke Cage
The man with unbreakable skin will be smashing his way onto our screens later this fall, and it's no secret that most are excited to see it happen. Often a moral man in the comics, this hero is much loved by many worldwide.
His power is essentially super-strength and the somewhat typical mutation of unbreakable skin. He is also a part of the Defenders, alongside J.J., and will certainly be helping her out in her little skirmishes during the course of the series.
I think the whole idea of a superpowered side character will work extremely well, and will undoubtedly lead to some mega awesome tag-team fight scenes. It will bring a whole new series of potential setbacks, and an even bigger series of potential solutions.
And hey, it's Mike Colter, so that's pretty cool.
4. A Relationship
I would like to set this straight: I am an emotionally stable teenage boy and most certainly do not get excited about nearly every relationship I hear about. That's not me.
So, now that we've cleared that up, I want to express my opinion that this setup will also spice things up a little bit. We didn't really see anything like a solid relationship during the course of Daredevil, so as I say, this will bring much needed variety to the Marvel TV genre.
Not only that, but it's great to hear that the famous Luke Cage/Jessie Jones coupling will actually be brought to screen, as they're a fan favorite pair in the comics. It's nice to see that, once again, Marvel Studios are staying loyal to their comic book roots.
So, overall, I feel like all superhero TV shows have something to watch out for when Jessica Jones comes along. Marvel-Netflix's original series releases on November 20th, 2015.