Jessica Jones: Booze and Chills

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Jessica Jones is a masterpiece! I loved Daredevil, but Jessica Jones is a must watch. Be warned though: booze and chills will plague your dreams. I usually don’t get the chills watching shows, but I must tell you that Killgrave is so spooky that I had nightmares! He’s all too real. This supervillain uses his powers in a way that many abused women know. And that’s what makes him so spooky. This story got under my skin. And yes, I will never be able to see Dr. Who again in the same light. The Purple Man just made it happen. [Amazing interpretation, but also a scary one!]

[MILD SPOILERS: if you haven’t seen the show yet, please consider to do it before reading this post. I know that there are lots of spoilers around already, but just in case be advised to skip if you haven’t seen it yet. If you haven’t seen it but are thinking about to what length the villain is spooky: he left me shitless. So far, this is the villain of your worst dreams! So, be advised about it too when you start watching the show!]

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Jessica is a survivor of supervillain abuse. She is broken and trying to do her best with her life. If I attempted to drink the amount of alcohol she does, I would have no liver at all. She has super strength and she uses it as a private detective to solve cases. Around her many other characters range from broken victims of Killgrave (the spooky villain), to potential victims if he happens to get in their way. And we also get to explore the solutions they come with when Killgrave happens.

Jessica is a victim of abuse, and she tries to cope in her own way. Other characters do it in different ways, and we can see how they come up with different solutions for the same thing. Broken, devastated and trying to explain something that is too terrible and unbelievable by others. Victims get victimized twice: when the villain strikes, then when society don’t believe them.

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This show isn’t perfect, but it’s one of the best regarding representation out there. We get lots of women on the screen. We get almost a half-half ratio with female and male characters on screen. We also get strong willed women and men who come up with different solutions according to their personalities and not according to stereotypes. And we also get more black people onscreen. Granted, Jessica Jones couldn’t touch every single topic, but as a whole it did it greatly. [We need more of this!!! More representation please!!!]

I’ve read in some blogs that it felt like women were too noisy. However, I believe that it’s stereotypes that make us believe so. Jessica Jones has as many female characters as male characters, plots and subplots with both genders going on. What we see is people trying to manage their lives. Because we are used to seeing a bigger ratio of male onscreen, when we see more female characters packing it we feel that they’re noisy. We’re not used to something that should be the normal rule!

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Jessica Jones is also related to Daredevil. We can see the “supernurse” that is helping patching up heroes so they can keep on taking care of people. The Marvel Universe of Daredevil and Jessica Jones is a spookier one than the one we can see in films. It’s an adult, scary and harsh world where Superheroes are actually broken. We can see them so close to us, to reality that their problems knock hard and loudly to our doors. And while Matt Murdock remains in the shadows behind a mask, Jessica jumps into the spotlight because she is able to get rid of Killgrave: one of the spookiest Marvel supervillains, if not the scariest of them all so far!

I was hooked and spooked in same proportions. I wanted to keep watching the show, and yet I wanted to stop watching it. All because Killgrave was messing with people’s minds, making them do hideous things to themselves and others. Be warned: you see blood, and some scenes are disgusting. Even if you cannot see the gross of it all, the suggestion of it all, and seeing all the blood around are enough for you to feel repulsion towards the supervillain.

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Jessica Jones is a masterpiece. She is one of the most badass superheroes out there. A broken and messed up being who is trying to make sense of her world and what happened to her. She owns the screen. She survives and keeps on fighting.

  • Great review! I loved seeing a kick ass female on screen!! Who got beaten but pulled herself up and slogged on!! Kilgrave was super creepy!! I’m dying to see how they follow him as a baddie…. I want more!!

    • I totally agree with you! And yes, I wonder what will happen next since they great such a great show! It’s going to be hard to be better than that now!

  • Yay! I agree with everything you said, my dear. I LOVE the representation of female characters in this show. It’s so great to have so many strong females onscreen! As for Kilgrave…so spooky! I adore David Tennant so much more now that I see what a badass villian he can pull off!

    • Tennant is a great actor. He did a really good job. It was hard to watch because I had this funny image from Dr. Who… now I just have him as the villain O.o It’s going to be hard to forget such a performance!

      • I definitely know what you mean. I was trying to rewatch some Ten episodes of Doctor Who and I just couldn’t see him in the same way anymore. Definitely still love Ten, though:P

        • Oh yes! It’s hard xDDDDD He’s too good, and now look what happens! He’s purple all the way!

  • Omg, this makes me want to watch it SO MUCH MORE badly than I wanted to before!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

    • Once you start watching it you want to see what happens next! Even if you are scared shitless!

  • Truthfully, like I said in the post I think this is a great show. David Tennant pulled off and excellent baddie and I believed him! I do like that we are taking a very big step in the direction of diversity, but with a show like this, I felt there still could have been more. While yes there are black people on the show the main cast is mostly white women. I think living in New York of all places the cast should have been far more diverse than it was. There wasn’t a single woman of color in the main cast at all. I still continue to applaud them what they are doing and this is something I plan on posting on my own blog about. I’m sure things are going to get better and I think they are truly doing an amazing job. I hope they reconsider the story of Iron Fist and make him a non white person as well. Leave those stereotypes at the down for that one though. I’m excited for season 2 of Daredevil and Luke Cage’s story. I enjoy this dark, grittier path they are taking with these shows.

    • I totally agree with you. We need more representation. True: they could have done more, but I am happy with the results so far (I believe this is one of the best shows out there at the moment in terms of representation and story telling). But I would really love for them to do more during 2016 and offer to the audience what we need!! Stereotypes are just damaging all of us and serve to nothing good. I’m waiting for Daredevil and Luke Cage too! I love “adult Marvel” much better!! (Let’s have hope for Iron Fist!!)

      • I have high hopes about Iron Fist and I hope there is much more diversity in Luke Cage too. I also hope they do not recast his wife and wrap up that story arc in his own. Since it looks like these are all origin stories building up to The Defenders. I can’t wait to see The Punisher lay down the law in Hell’s Kitchen.

        • I would really love to see The Defenders done!!! 😀 And yes yes yes The Punisher is coming!

          • The actor for The Punisher is a hottie! Haha my husband shakes his head at me when I talk about how excited I am about it. My husband’s favorite comic book character is The Punisher and just thinks it’s funny I’m more into this new portrayal of him rather than the film.

          • Hahaha I know the feeling. I suppose that I’m a pain when I’m just talking about Loki and Hook xDDDDD sweetpie just shakes his head too xDDDD Like… “again??” :p

  • Kay

    Completely agreed on all you said! Though, as you said, they can be doing more in terms of diversity. But positive steps…I’ll take it! Also, at first, I wasn’t really used to the pacing of the show. It wasn’t action packed like Daredevil, and I guess I kind of expected it to be? But once I realized it was much more a noir-type show, I really got into it. And, yes, Kilgrave is terrifying. Stalkers/obsessives are horrific enough without freaking MIND CONTROL. *shudders*

    • Oh yes, the villain here is sooooo scary and horrific!! I was having nightmares! And yes! They can do better, and I think that they will try at least (or fans will riot 3:) )

  • Stacey McDonald

    I loved this show. While it’s not the most diverse it’s definitely a BIG step in the right direction – especially for a show from one of the big two.

    • Yup, I agree with you. It’s cool that they made a step towards the right direction. They just need to keep it up!