Marvel's Jessica Jones (Netflix) is hands down one of the most raw, darkest, and realistic of comic book shows, films or just tellings of a character that I have ever seen. Me and Joe were able to see the first episode of this series early at New York Comic-Con 2015! It was amazing and had us so pumped to see the see the see the whole series. Here is our Non-Spoiler and Spoiler Review for the Pilot episode "AKA Jessica Jones" and are commentary notes:
"YOU GUYS!! They seriously do this character the justice that she deserves, it was very true to the mythology of the character and takes an even darker and suffer turn than Daredevil at times! We really loved it, the crowd really loved it and we cannot wait for more!"
Click Links below to watch each video of review of Jessica Jones, episode for episode:
(Episode 1 "AKA Jessica Jones" - (Non-Spoiler Review) JVS Exclusive ) | "AKA Ladies Night" - Synapsis: A former super-heroine decides to reboot her life by becoming a private investigator.
(Episode 1 - (Spoiler Review) JVS Exclusive ) | "AKA Ladies Night" - Synapsis: A former super-heroine decides to reboot her life by becoming a private investigator.
After months of waiting finally were were introduced to the available of all of Season 1. These are are video review for each episode. Review two episode at a time and giving full spoilers and thoughts on how this show made us feel as comic fans and fans of film/television in general:
(Episode 2 & 3 TV Reviews - JVS Exclusive) | "AKA Crush Syndrome" - Synapsis: Jessica vows to prove Hope's innocence, even though it means tracking down a terrifying figure from her own past. | "AKA It's Called Whiskey" - Synapsis: It won't be easy to acquire or deploy. but Jessica thinks she's found a weapon to use against Kilgrave. Luke and Jessica bond over their similarities.
(Episode 4 & 5 TV Reviews - JVS Exclusive) |"AKA 99 Friends" - Synapsis: A new case demands attention as Jessica tries to find out who's spying on her for Kilgrave. Trish's radio show yields unexpected consequences. | "AKA The Sandwich Saved Me" - Synapsis: Despite Jessica's objections, Trish's new friend Simpson gets involved in the hunt for Kilgrave. Jessica recalls a pivotal moment in her life.
(Episode 6 & 7 TV Reviews - JVS Exclusive) |"AKA You're a Winner!" - Synapsis: Luke hires Jessica to help him find someone who may have skipped town, but she fears he'll learn too much about her history in the process. | "AKA The Sandwich Saved Me" - Synapsis: Malcom, Simpson and Trish go rouge to prevent Jessica from carrying out an extreme plan to outwit Kilgrave.
(Episode 8 & 9 TV Reviews - JVS Exclusive) |"AKA WWJD?" - Synapsis: Jessica experiences a strange homecoming courtesy of Kilgrave. Hograth's conflict with her estranged wife reaches a tipping point. | "AKA Sin Bin" - Synapsis: Just when Jessica has Kilgrave right where she want's him. Hogarth's involvement complicates the situation. Details of Kilgrave's past emerge.
(Episode 10 & 11 TV Reviews - JVS Exclusive) |"AKA 1,000 Cuts" -Synapsis: A discovery has the potential to change the entire game -- if Jessica can refuse Kilgrave's offer. | "AKA I've Got the Blues" - Synapsis: Jessica searches morgues for clues. Trish goes all out to keep Simpson from getting in Jessica's way. Malcom has an epiphany.
(Episode 12 & 13 TV Reviews - SEASON FINALE) |"AKA Take a Bloody Number" Synapsis: The hunt for Kilgrave reunites Jessica with Luke. Trish receives some unexpected information about Simpson and Jessica. | "AKA Smile" - Synapsis: Jessica and Luke get help from someone else in the neighborhood. Kilgrave gears up for a major test of powers against Jessica.
Each episode even more complex and dark as the last, it keeps you on the edge of your seat at all times... The performance by David Tenant as "Kilgrave" is awe-inspiring and chilling making for one of the best villain performances in movie or television in quite some time! But Krysten Ritter as "Jessica Jones" & Mike Colter as "Luke Cage" are the embodiment of there counter parts, almost as though they were born to play these characters and there chemistry is just infectious. All other support cast with Carrie-Anne Moss as "Hogarth", Rachel Taylor as "Trish", and Eka Danville as "Malcolm" are all strong and essential characters that the actors bring out to the audience, directly parallel in effort from characters Foggy and Karen of Daredevil.
With all the violence, graphic imagery and suggestion to abuse of every level and in pure tone, Jessica Jones is not for everyone and certainly not for kids under the ages of 16 or more. But that is not what Marvel is trying to go for here, considering the issues of the character and how she moves through life, its really meant to reach those that have gone through hell and back, and still even through all there dirt and scars still have gifting and purpose for light of a hero in them. This shows moves over that in everyday and to me makes for one of the best TV shows this year or even in the past few years.
Marvel's Jessica Jones (Netflix) receives a 9.5 out of 10!
- JVS -