Netflix and the Marvel Universe has teamed up once again to offer one of their iconic comic book creations: Jessica Jones
The story of Jessica Jones first appears in Marvel Comics in November 2001 and spans several different franchises and alias’s as she comes into her own as a heroine. Taking the helm of Jessica Jones is Krysten Ritter who has starred in several t.v. and film roles such as like (Don’t trust the B in Apt 23 and Breaking Bad). She is one tough cookie whose abilities are super strength, limited invulnerability, and flight (which she never fully mastered and calls jumping high). The more you watch this series and the background intel you get from the comic books. You learn about Jessica’s troubled past and what drove her to become and eventually stop being a hero. This latest story picks up with Jessica after she has decided to quit being a hero and become a alcohol fueled private investigator. This show is darker and grittier than your typical Marvel produced offering.
The role of the villainous Kilgrave (who has the ability of mind control) and is Jessica’s foe in the series is played by David Tennant. David is best known for playing the 10th incarnation of The Doctor in the Doctor Who series but has a long and well respected list of acting roles. Jessica’s past starts to haunt her when she takes a case involving a missing college student. As she digs deeper and tracks Hope’s movements she is brought face to face with her own past and nemesis Kilgrave.
This being a series like Daredevil, also streaming on Netflix and not a movie you get a deeper look into Jessica’s world. As an added bonus introduced in this series is Luke Cage a.k.a Power Man played by Mike Colter and Rosario Dawson who plays Claire Temple in the Daredevil series. Both can be seen in the upcoming The Defenders and Luke Cage spin offs. So it’s time to Netflix and Chill again with a great show for your viewing pleasure.