Sunday, November 29, 2015

Jessica Jones S1 Review

I voraciously consumed season 1 of Jessica Jones. 

It's just so well-written. The characters are so well developed. No character seems shallow or one-dimensional, and even the guy hopped up on Super Soldier Steroids had a fleshed out character arc, if a little demented.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

3 Episodes of Jessica Jones

Halfway through the first episode of Jessica Jones and I realize I'm ruined for Supergirl.

I'm not even going to attempt a review of Supergirl now. Something had been holding me back from doing a first impression review and then a 3 episode review and I realize now it's that the show is underwhelming. The promise of Superman style adventures was the only thing that kept my attention. I love Superman content and I love the idea of Supergirl, but the show was "ehh". I may write an article comparing it to Jessica Jones in the future, but I don't even know if I'll continue that show now.

Contrast this with Jessica Jones, a character I think I maybe have heard of in some Spider-Man comics, but otherwise have no exposure to. Within ten minutes I was riveted to the screen. Within a half hour, I was pissed off at every other superhero television show I'd ever seen for not being half as good as what I was watching, and within the space of one episode, I realized that Jessica Jones was something I'd never seen before.

Simply-stated, the show is stellar. Possibly better than the Marvel movies, let alone any of the television shows from Marvel or DC.