What made "Daredevil Season 1" so great was the action scenes. They were so intense and felt real! Going into Jessica Jones I was hoping to get some of that as well. What really got me anxious to watch the next episode again and again was the character moments. My favorite two, Jessica Jones and Killgrave, were developed gloriously.
Especially when the two of them shared the screen. I loved seeing them interact. The backstory the two of them shared really intensified their interactions because having a history really draws the viewer in emotionally. Another character that I simply adored was Luke Cage. He is a character that is destined for greatness in the MCU. Yes, I said that. Luke Cage, in my opinion, deserves to play in the big leagues alongside Iron Man, Captain America, and Spiderman. His superpower fits better with them. The Hell's kitchen location also really worked for me. The City itself felt like a character. What separates "Jessica Jones" from other Superhero TV shows is that it doesn't feel like one. It feels like a Drama with Comic Book characters, which is fantastic. Another thing that really did it for me was the set up of the Defenders.
It didn't feel at all feel like a promotion for the show, but rather a subtle hint and a nice nod to another hero in Hell's kitchen. No show is flawless, however, and there is one big one. Wil Traval, played by Will Simpson, was mishandled and had no character arc. At first Wil was a love interest for Patsy Walker, then he turned into a henchman, and it got really confusing. Frankly, he was useless. Another thing that was really lacking was the action. I'll bring up Daredevil again. The action in that show was incredible and incredibly cheap to make! In my opinion, some action scenes mixed in would have made the show better for me. Nevertheless, Jessica Jones succeeds in adapting the character for Television and does it honorably!