Wow, it’s hard to believe that we’re only two weeks from Christmas. Wasn’t it just Thanksgiving a week ago? At least I’ve finished my Christmas shopping.
I wish I could also say that about Christmas cards. Gotta’ get busy on that!
Though I typically enjoy the holidays, one of the things that bring me down about this time of year is the mid-season finales for many of my favorite shows. I’m either anxiously awaiting to see the resolution of a cliff-hanger or some unresolved aspects of character or story development for shows that have become part of my weekly routine. It seems as if late January will never arrive.
However, I wasn’t faced with that dilemma when Netflix dropped its entire season of Jessica Jones back in November. Oh, how satisfying it is to watch a great series in quick linear fashion. It’s the same thrill that I get when reading a good book series. “That was a great installment…next book, please!”
Having finished watching Jessica Jones, I have to say that it’s an amazing debut season for a character that I’d never followed in the Marvel universe comics before. Wow, if the comics are anything like the Netflix series, I may have to head to my nearest comic book store (or Comixology.com) to check out back issues. Such a cool set of characters, and Jessica Jones seemed so relatable to what “real people” struggle with when overcoming their personal demons. Of course, you’d think that having superpowers would alleviate some challenges, but in the case of Jessica, it generally tended to add to her struggles.
The casting was marvelously executed, especially Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, David Tennant as the chief antagonist Kilgrave (aka The Purple Man), and Mike Colter as Marvel’s hero Luke Cage. In addition, the supporting cast members were excellent, as well, including Carrie Ann Moss as attorney Jeri Hogarth, Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker (who in the comics becomes the heroine Hellcat), and Wil Traval as Officer Will Simpson (who in the comics becomes Nuke).
Being an avid, Doctor Who fan, it was strange to see David Tennant playing the role of an antagonist. But man, he was terrific!
The intro credits and soundtrack was catchy and moody, and the production value of the show was top-notch. Even more, the city of New York made for another great venue to host the story, much as it did with Hell’s Kitchen and Daredevil.
There’s so much more that I could go on about, but my final verdict on Jessica Jones? It’s shiny! You must watch it if you’re anywhere near the superhero junkie that I am. Great acting, excellent story and character development, and a highly charged emotional journey for the viewer.
If you’d like to hear more from me about Jessica Jones, please watch my latest official YouTube video by clicking HERE.
While you’re at it, don’t forget that the second novel in my Logan Bringer urban fantasy series, Bringer Unleashed, is currently available in all eBook formats. The paperback version is coming soon. You can easily find ordering links for Bringer Unleashed links on my website by clicking HERE.
In the meantime, be careful while you’re out shopping for all those Christmas gifts.
Until later, enjoy life; be kind to those around you, and Happy Reading! Peace.