Tuesday, 23 February 2016

TV Review: Jessica Jones (2015)

This is yet another living proof that the partnership between Netflix and Marvel is a profitable one. Similarly to Daredevil, Jessica Jones follows a gritty real superhero as they face a single villain throughout the whole show while dealing with their own internal mayhem.

Ever since her short-lived stint as a superhero ended in tragedy, Jessica Jones has been rebuilding her personal life and career as a hot-tempered, sardonic private detective in Hell's Kitchen, New York City. Plagued by self-loathing and a wicked case of PTSD, Jessica battles demons from within and without, using her extraordinary abilities as an unlikely champion for those in need... especially if they're willing to cut her a check. -IMDB

Just like Daredevil, this show has a very strong villain (Killgrave) played by a very strong actor (David Tennant). His breath-taking performance in this role has made this my favourite most memorable villain in both the marvel TV and Movie franchise. Marvel, as well as other superhero films seems to be struggling with creating distinguishable villains with any sort of depth. They all too much have been relying on Lowkey simply because has been a fan favourite but at this point he is oversaturated as a villain and no longer seems to be much of a threat. Every other villain has been more forgettable than the last, excluding Daredevils Kingpin. Kingpin playing Vincent D'Onofrio was robust; at least significantly superior to any of the marvel movie films but Killgrave has arguably outshines him in this web series. Perhaps being a fan of Doctor Who aids for my love of David Tennants character.

Both Jessica Jones and Luke Cages characters were done well. Overall the show is very difficult to fault. Killgrave seemed significantly a more interesting character than the lead character and the “hero” of the show. As the audience we are sent along with Jessica Jones in a rollercoaster of whether or not villain can be helped. There is no doubt that Killgrave is an awful human being but the show makers have purposely put story arcs and scenes in the show to make us feel somewhat sympathetic towards him.

4/5 Stars.


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