It’s season 2 of Jessica Jones, who has done away with Kilgrave and is trying to eke out a living as a private detective. Of course, life is not easy for her – with people knowing about her powers, more and more want her not just to find out the problem but solve it too.
However, that’s not the end of Jessica Jones’ problems – some other supernatural being is killing people, and the authorities are blaming Jessica for it. Along with that, another private detective thinks that Jessica is bad for business. Jessica’s sister is in a complicated relationship with another journalist and Jessica’s step mother is back in the picture. Oh, and there’s that lawyer who saved Jessica, she’s dying of some disease and only the Healer can heal her. It shouldn’t matter that she’s a lesbian and one of the most critical characters required by Jessica to succeed this time is a young, all to aware beautiful woman.
What’s WOW: Think that this is too much for a series to carry, that too, something based on a comic book? Well, think again. Jessica Jones’ screenplay carries this off and more with elan. In fact, almost every scene in Jessica Jones is for or against several things in the current political scenario. Her step sister carries guns because she likes it, a character makes sure the audience sees that the tampons are kept under lock and key before she breaks it down pass on a few, so on and so forth.
The first series, though groundbreaking, was accused of being too slow – so the pace has really picked up this time around. And of course, the concept of the series is nothing short of mind-blowing. Krysten Ritter is one of the few actors who seem born for the role they are playing. Carrie-Anne Moss portrays her almost Grecian tragedy character with the calm that experience brings you and everyone basically brings their A game. This is one of the rare series where the second season is much better than the first one.
What’s Blah: Nothing
Parting Shot: Jessica Jones Season 2 should be on your must watch list.
Cast: Kriysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville, J. R Ramirez, Terry Chen, Leah Gibson, Carrie-Ann Moss, Janet McTeer
Jessica Jones is streaming on Netflix