jessica jones season 2 spoiler review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Netflix’s Jessica Jones season 2.)

Jessica Jones season 2 has a monumental task ahead of it. Not only does it have to follow the riveting, near-perfect first season, it has to do it from scratch.

The first season of Jessica Jones neatly wrapped up the main storyline adapted from Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos‘ critically acclaimed Alias comic book series after Jessica sent Kilgrave to his — well — grave. Now, the sophomore outing of Jessica Jones is left without Jessica’s main, nay, only supervillain. Where does it go from there?

The seeds of season 2 were planted throughout the first season: an shadowy corporation, illegal child experimentation, new sidekicks. But Jessica Jones doesn’t exactly follow up on those plot threads — and that’s for both better and worse. Instead, Jessica Jones season 2 introduces one of the most fascinating and layered dynamics between complex women we’ve ever seen in a Marvel series. Too bad it’s buried underneath clunky subplots and incoherent narratives.

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jessica jones season 2 featurette

Jessica Jones is unlike any female superhero we’ve seen before. And it’s thanks to the fantastic women in front of and behind the camera that we’re getting to see her for a second season in Netflix’s Jessica Jones.

The newest featurette for the best Marvel Netflix series spotlights the women of Jessica Jones. Not just its incredible, multi-faceted characters played by Krysten Ritter, Rachael Raylor, and Carrie-Anne Moss, but its bold creator and showrunner Melissa Rosenberg.

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Jessica Jones season 2 review

Jessica Jones returns for an entertaining, if slightly muddled, second season. Krysten Ritter‘s droll, damaged private eye remains the best character Netflix has in their Marvel line-up, and while Ritter’s work is enough to make season 2 worthwhile, things get off to a shaky start.

Read our spoiler-free Jessica Jones season 2 review below (and look for our spoiler-review a little down the road).

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jessica jones season 2 trailer

Jessica Jones is back, and she is angry. And no, those anger management sessions aren’t doing her any good.

The hard-drinking anti-heroine of Jessica Jones returns in a new trailer for the Netflix show’s second season. But unlike the cryptic first trailer for Jessica Jones season 2, this latest trailer squeezes in as much action as possible, even sprinkling in some of the high-adrenaline scenes from season 1.

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Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is finally back in her acclaimed solo series, but her newfound fame has not been kind to her. Despite the triumphant defeat of her rapist Kilgrave in Jessica Jones season 1 and a new alliance with her fellow streetwise vigilantes in The Defenders, Jessica is spiraling. The first Jessica Jones season 2 trailer invites us to witness that spiral.

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The Defenders details / Trish Walker and Jessica Jones

After literally years of hype, Netflix has finally started pulling back the curtains on The Defenders, the crossover series that brings together Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Iron Fist (Finn Jones). Last week we got our first official look at the heroes all together and our first glimpse of Sigourney Weaver‘s villain; today we have still more new photos plus a whole bunch of new details about the characters, their relationships to one another, and how The Defenders will tie them all together.  Read More »

The Defenders Claire Temple

All the individual Defenders like to talk a big game about working alone, but in truth each of them is surrounded by friends and allies and mentors. Over the past couple of days we’ve seen several of those pals added to the supporting lineup of The Defenders, and today we’ve got three more to add to the list.

Marvel and Netflix have officially announced that Jessica Jones‘ Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor) and Daredevil‘s Stick (Scott Glenn) will return for The Defenders — along with the one character who unites all four standalone superheroes, Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson).  Read More »

Jessica Jones images header - Krysten Ritter

The first Jessica Jones teaser released last week was fantastic — gorgeous, moody, mysterious, and even helpful, thanks to its release date reveal. But it didn’t actually show us much of the series itself. For that, we turn to the new batch of official images released today.

Krysten Ritter leads Netflix’s latest Marvel series as the titular character, whose short-lived stint as a superheroine has come to a tragic end. She tries to rebuild her life as a P.I. who specializes in cases involving superpowered people. The Jessica Jones images also reveal David Tennant as Kilgrave, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker, and Carrie-Anne Moss as Harper. See them all after the jump.  Read More »

Crisis - Season Pilot

Jessica Jones has a new bestie. Rachael Taylor has just boarded Netflix’s AKA Jessica Jones as Patricia “Trish” Walker. In the comics, Trish Walker takes on the superhero identity Hellcat. More on the AKA Jessica Jones Rachael Taylor casting after the jump.  Read More »

Our last couple editions of TV Bits have been filled with mostly good news, but today’s is more of a downer, what with shows getting axed, a guy getting hurt, and, well, do you consider a Fred Durst sitcom bad news? At least AMC has some nice things to offer, including a new trailer for Hell on Wheels and some intriguing dramas in the works.

After the jump:

  • Charlie’s Angels and Memphis Beat get cancelled
  • Olivia Wilde leaves House
  • Transporter star Chris Vance gets injured
  • Fred Durst signs a deal with CBS
  • Hell on Wheels gets a new trailer

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