Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, Jessica Jones tries to rebuild her life as a private investigator, dealing with cases involving people with remarkable abilities in New York City.
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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. Written by
Producer Melissa Rosenberg wanted to avoid actually showing rape in the story, which she called "lazy storytelling" and often a way to "spice up" male characters; she preferred to just showcase the rape-related trauma a part of the characters' everyday lives. See more »
The best thing that happened to Marvel Universe since Daredevil.
Until Daredevil came out, I thought I was done with superheroes. I couldn't stand those horribly mediocre Hollywood films, which nowadays are based only on visuals and 3D, so that the "It's completely different, if you go to the cinema" types of people would be happy. Not to mention Arrow and other similar series, where everyone sooner or later becomes some kind of a superhero and a completely stereotypical character. To me, Daredevil was the turning point. It all started this whole deviation from these typical patterns, according to which it seems like every superhero film/ TV show is being made of, and Jessica Jones just brought to whole new level what Daredevil started. There is a saying that everything has been done before, and if you are watching TV shows on daily basis, you will probably have a hard time not believing it. But Jessica Jones proved me wrong and I can easily say that this adult Marvel Universe is one of the best things that could happen not only to superhero genre, but to TV shows in general.
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