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Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 2 Starts Super Strong

Jessica Jones Season 2
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Jessica Jones Season 2 Premiere Plot Summary:

Jessica’s (Krysten Ritter) business has some competition from a pushy PI and she deals with the consequences of not taking on a certain case earlier. Trish (Rachel Taylor) digs into the past.

Jessica Jones first premiered in 2015, nearly three years ago. It didn’t make as big of a splash as Daredevil, the first of Marvel’s Defender series to debut on Netflix. Unlike its counterparts, action is not the priority in Jessica Jones. Consequently, Jessica Jones can appear slow, quiet and boring because it makes you wait. Kilgrave doesn’t even show up on screen until the end of episode three.

The world has been flooded with superheroes, making it difficult to decipher what makes any of the shows or movies different and it’s easier to blanket statement them all. Even though it has a lot of room to be a formulaic and corny show, as it’s a superhero/detective noir mashup, it isn’t. It doesn’t rely on violence as plot and character development like Daredevil, instead weaving Jessica’s superhero abilities into an already established plot line and character arc which creates a bigger bang for your buck.

I blew through the first season and have been anxiously, and at times aggressively, waiting the glorious return of the hardened, superhero vigilante PI. Realizing season two still had not come out would keep me up at night. Sometimes I’d wake up thinking about Jessica Jones, wondering if I’d ever be reunited with the badass bitch. So, you know, thank actual God it’s here.

“AKA Start at the Beginning” was a glorious return to Jessica Jones’ New York City. I’m finding this review hard to write because all I want is to say I love it and continue on until I have demolished the second season. All I can think about “AKA Start at the Beginning” is how amazing the season will be because the first episode pulls you in as soon as Ritter’s narration starts.

We meet back up with Jessica, an undisclosed amount of time after the killing of Kilgrave, as she breaks the news of a philandering partner to a client. It quickly becomes obvious Jessica is not totally vibing with her actions in season one. She’s spiralling harder than ever, trying to outrun her past.

Contrasting the first season, the main villain has been established as IGH, a secret research laboratory and genetic technology clinic, who Trish suspects experimented on Jessica after her family died in the car crash. However, there’s not much else information. Everyone, besides Jessica, Trish and Malcolm (Eka Darville), seem shady as hell, so I think there’s going to be some good plot twists in the future.

If there was a gun to my head and I had to give only one reason to watch Jessica Jones, it would hands down be Krysten Ritter. She is a wildly talented actress who can embody any role, from a wealthy, air-headed ’09er in Veronica Mars to the gritty and hardened PI she is now.

Now I’m going to go finish the season, and I suggest everyone else does the same.

Rating: 10 out of 10



Marley Ghizzone
Marley Ghizzone
Marley Ghizzone is the current music editor and former Breaking News Editor for The Pop Break. Aside from writing news, Marley reviews television shows and the odd film. Pop culture is her drug of choice and her talents include binge watching entire seasons of TV shows obsessively fast and crying over fictional characters. Marley is a graduate of Rowan University. Follow her on twitter: @marleyveee

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