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Jessica Jones 

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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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2019   2018   2015  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 10 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Krysten Ritter ...  Jessica Jones 39 episodes, 2015-2019
Rachael Taylor ...  Trish Walker 38 episodes, 2015-2019
Eka Darville ...  Malcolm Ducasse 35 episodes, 2015-2019
Carrie-Anne Moss ...  Jeri Hogarth 34 episodes, 2015-2019
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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.

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Since Jessica is a detective, the show producers drew influence from the film-noir genre: "the line between what's legal and what's not legal gets very blurred.... her drive is not always necessarily to solve the case, as much as it is to pay the rent and get through the day." See more »

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Jessica Jones: No matter where I am, even if I'm behind bars, if you try anything I will find out, I will come for you, and it will hurt.
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The opening credits are a blurred sequence (from Jessica's point of view) of neighborhoods with silhouetted characters carrying out private activities. See more »

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Referenced in Marvel Future Fight (2015) See more »

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Season 1 was a MASTERPIECE / Season 2 was terrible
10 March 2018 | by gspencleySee all my reviews

This review pains me to write, because I genuinely think that Season 1 was the pinnacle of serialized television. It had amazing plotting, a satisfying ending, a terrifying villain, characters that I loved, nothing superfluous, beautiful cinematography and tone. It delivered on every promise that it made.

I could not wait for Season 2. And those two years were tough. Alas it finally arrived. I knew going in that it had a tough act to follow and so I made a concerted effort to judge it on it's own merits and not to dismiss it just for failing to achieve the impossible by living up to the first.

What went wrong. Plotting: All over the place with little focus. A terrifying villain? Try NO villain. Characters that I love? Yes but the two leads are mostly kept separate from each other for some strange reason. Nothing superfluous? Carrie Ann Moss and her entire sub-plot was boring and irrelevant. Jessica's rival PI was a flat plot device. A satisfying ending? I wouldn't know, I couldn't get past episode 8. It was putting me to sleep. The season did continue to have beautiful cinematography and tone/atmosphere, but that gets no points from me if the writing is dull. Nutmeg can make good egg nog great, but it's not appetizing when eaten on it's own.

I think the biggest problem with Season 2 is that it fails to deliver on Jessica Jones' core promise: it is a sci-fi super-hero show about a tortured loner who does not want to be a superhero but is, none-the-less, forced to fight super-villains because they are threatening her and the people she loves.

In other words, Season 2 was Jurassic Park without Dinosaurs.

I'm giving the show a 5. A perfect 10 for the first season, and a 0 for the second.


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