With shows bordering on female superheroes becoming a norm with SuperGirl and Jessica Jones, we couldn’t help but wonder over the response these shows might be getting by the critics in the far west.
A Marvel creation, Jessica Jones played by Krysten Ritter is a former super-heroine who decides to reboot her life by becoming a private investigator.
The show, which is created and run by the Twilight franchise screenwriter and Dexter writer/producer Melissa Rosenberg, hits Netflix by the 20th of November hence, the final trailer of Jessica Jones can be seen online along with a list of some of its reviews by popular sources.
A quick look at the trailer:
Jessica Jones revolves around the ex-superhero (Krysten Ritter of Breaking Bad), who now spends her days making a living as a private investigator on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen. However, when – the supervillain responsible for ending Jessica’s superhero career – arrives and starts wreaking havoc in Hell’s Kitchen, Jessica soon realizes she’s the only one who can stop him.
The first batch of Jessica Jones reviews have already dropped online and are more towards the positive side- on a universal basis. This continues to be the case for the next round of reviews as well.
Some review excerpts:
Deadline – Dominic Patten
The dark thriller starring Krysten Ritter and David Tennant [is] grown-up great and certainly binge appointment viewing. Like Marvel’s last Netflix offering Daredevil, which I loved, the NYC of Jessica Jones is grittier than real-life Manhattan in recent years. And compared to Supergirl,which I also loved — well, both the leads are obviously women but they are night-and -day different.
ComicBook – Lucas Siegel
That’s the way Jessica Jones impresses the most: how much it sticks with you. A month after viewing the pilot episode at New York Comic Con, there’s still so much there to analyze and decompress. The way backstory seeps in, the visceral and aggressive nature of the conversations, and the uncompromised presentation of a character who most people wouldn’t like if they met on the street, but somehow will love as the star of the show are all amazing achievements. Jessica Jones is something brand-new to superhero TV, and could really change the way people look at superhero storytelling in general.
Forbes – Merrill Barr
In no uncertain terms, Jessica Jones is the best thing Marvel Television has ever produced. It contains all the hopeful anticipation [of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.], all the feminist-overtones of Agent Carter and all the grittiness of Daredevil. While each of the aforementioned can be defended on their own merits, they are very much divisive (even the latter). It will, however, be very surprising if Jessica Jones ends up receiving a similar reaction from viewers.
But, of course, not everyone is hot on Jessica Jones, as evidenced by the following excerpt
EW – Melissa Maerz
[Jessica Jones is] a dark fantasy that reflects an all-too-real world, one where violence against women is an ever-present threat… All of this could’ve made for a gritty character drama if it weren’t for the noir clichés (saxophone music, shadows through glass) and a procedural structure that’s very CSI: Marvel. The show’s biggest weakness is the same as Jessica’s: It starts out with extraordinary potential, but somewhere along the way, it loses what make it special.
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