Saturday, November 21, 2015

Are You Watching Jessica Jones?


Are you watching Jessica Jones? I have watched the first three episodes. I decided to write a recap because it’s a dynamic viewing experience.

Disclaimer: even the most expensive diamonds contain flaws though. So, I’ll point out what I don’t like about Jessica Jones first.

To begin with, the storyline makes too many assumptions. If you’re unfamiliar with the comic book, you’ll have a hard time figuring out what’s happening.

Also, I didn’t like how the camera zooms and angles. Why is it necessary to show human bodies at a distance? For instance, when Jessica’s snapping pictures the people are too far away for you to appreciate their gestures and mannerisms. If I were an actor in the series, I would want my full face and body shown and you would too.

I believe the screenwriters are drunk with power. The barrier to entry for screenwriting restricts fantastic writers. Overall, I give the writing a C-, and the acting receives an A-.

I’m upset because although the series is good, it could be better.

Marvel’s Jessica Jones on Netflix may lack in some areas, but I still recommend watching it. I see a promising future for the series. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Trish Walker were excellently casted. Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, and Rachael Taylor are a good fit.

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Furthermore, the plot and characters are intriguing. Watching Jessica Jones is a reliever from a difficult day. Finally, you see things from a different perspective with a unique feel.

Can you picture a world with the same set of lenses? In Marvel’s universe, there are superheroes. Superhero Jessica Jones is one in a million.

Unfortunately, there are villains too. The antihero Kilgrave can control people’s minds, including Jessica’s head. What’s amazing is Kilgrave can do this telepathically. In the first episode, Hope Shlottman shoots and kills her parents in point blank range while under Kilgrave’s remote control.

Apparently, Jessie’s best friend/ talk show host Trish Walker has history with Kilgrave as well. But, Trish foolishly exposes his existence to her audience.

Kilgrave sends a Boy in Blue out to murder the babe. Luckily, she survives police brutality. In the nick of time, Jessica injects Trish with sleep antihesia. You see, the superhero discovers that’s Kilgrave’s weakness is sleep anesthesia after talking to Dr. Karuta. What is your weakness?


I am Guru Jay launching into orbit in 5-4-3-2-1!

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