Raise a full glass of Scotch in celebration: Netflix has renewed Marvel’s Jessica Jones for a third season. Krysten Ritter will return as the hard-drinking, hard-punching superhero private eye. Now let’s just hope Netflix and Marvel work on their pacing problems.
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(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 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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Posted on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 by Angie Han
Shooting on The Defenders is finally underway in New York, as evidenced by the first set photos hitting the web. And to celebrate that fact, Netflix’s Marvel crossover series is adding a few more names to its roster.
Yesterday we got official confirmation that Daredevil‘s Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll) and Luke Cage‘s Misty Knight (Simone Missick) would be returning for the crossover series; today brings the news that Daredevil‘s Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson) and Jessica Jones‘ Jeri Hogarth (Carrie-Anne Moss) and Malcolm Ducasse (Eka Darville) will be back as well. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 by Angie Han
We’ve always known who the lead characters in The Defenders would be: Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Iron Fist (Finn Jones). It’s basically the small-screen version of The Avengers, and that’s been the plan all along. What’s less clear is which other familiar faces might join them. But recently, Daredevil star Elden Henson let slip that his character Foggy would be reporting for duty. Read More »
Marvel’s second Netflix show, A.K.A. Jessica Jones, has already compiled an insane cast. Krysten Ritter is the star, David Tennant is the villain, Rachael Taylor is Hellcat and Mike Colter will show up as a tie-in to the third series, Luke Cage. Now, a few more actors have been added, too. Eka Darville (The Originals), Erin Moriarty (The Kings of Summer) and Wil Traval (Red Widow) have all joined the Marvel Television Universe.
Read more about their roles, as well as the titles and director of the first three episodes of Daredevil, Marvel’s first Netflix show, below. Read More »