1.12.2016

Jessica Jones is a Damn Good Show

In our ongoing quest to find worthy TV shows to watch, Deborah and I scoped out the "Jessica Jones: Alias" series on Netflix.

It doesn't disappoint.

It's based on a Marvel comic series of the same name. Not being much of a comic afficianado, I can't say how the TV show stands up the the "graphic novel," but as a standalone show it's pretty rockin'. It has flawed "heroes" with shaky moral compasses and oversteps conventional TV show boundaries (rape, child abuse, alcoholism, mind control, infidelity, voyeurism, etc.), dispensing with many of the cliches oft found in superhero franchises.

There is a strong backstory driving the plot too, although it takes a good portion of the first episode to convey what it is, causing Deborah to comment that it seemed "slow moving" at first. But once the pace picks up, it is compelling.

I can't say much more about it without spoilers, so if you haven't checked it out yet, go watch Season 1 Episode 1 of "Jessica Jones" on Netflix and leave a comment below telling us what you thought.

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