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  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 20, 2015
Season #: 1, 2
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  • Summary: Former superhero Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) has opened a detective agency called Alias Investigations and meets Luke Cage (Mike Colter) on one of her cases as a man (David Tennant) from her past resurfaces.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Reviewed by: Liz Shannon Miller
    Nov 20, 2015
    100
    On its surface, Jessica Jones is well-executed on the level we've come to expect from Netflix-produced series, featuring a top-notch cast, solid writing and great use of its New York location to invoke both classic noir and '70s cinema.... But there's something really extraordinary about this show, and it comes down to Kilgrave. Man, woman, gay, straight, black, white--every character has layers. Everyone has complications.
  2. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Dec 8, 2015
    91
    Given the otherworldly circumstances, it all moves along quite logically and at a brisk pace that leaves dawdling for dead. There’s no flabby midsection here, just one major development after another. The fight scenes are well-choreographed and frequent. And the twists are imaginative while also being grounded in the grim realities of this ramped-up universe.
  3. Reviewed by: Ned Ehrbar
    Nov 19, 2015
    90
    It’s a complex protagonist, the kind we don’t see enough of on television or in studio films.... This series feels like the first superhero show really just for grown-ups--and it totally works.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Nov 18, 2015
    80
    There’s a tricky balancing act going on--crossing a moody detective show with both a comic action thriller and a woman-in-peril psychological drama--but Ms. Rosenberg proves to be mostly up to the task.
  5. Reviewed by: Kristi Turnquist
    Nov 19, 2015
    80
    Jessica Jones could use a bit more wit, overall. But its messed-up, tough, brave heroine holds our interest every moment.
  6. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Nov 17, 2015
    75
    The series isn’t perfect. To be honest, it drags a bit and seems repetitive, as though Rosenberg is stretching things out to increase audience tension. In fact, you’re likely to feel the opposite from time to time, a desire to say, “oh, get on with it.” But stick with it.
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    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Nov 6, 2015
    50
    Plays like an over-extended 13-hour arc pitting her against mind-controlling villain Kilgrave. Less would have been more. [9-22 Nov 2015, p.13]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 33 out of 166
  1. Jun 13, 2016
    10
    With a massive difference with DD, it plays more as a thriller that really caught me. Don't know how it will work with the defenders with suchWith a massive difference with DD, it plays more as a thriller that really caught me. Don't know how it will work with the defenders with such distinctive visions that each show have. Expand
  2. Dec 24, 2015
    10
    riveting and intense! We loved watching a badass female rock the plot with her one broken life. Loved the anti-hero vibe and the soundtrack isriveting and intense! We loved watching a badass female rock the plot with her one broken life. Loved the anti-hero vibe and the soundtrack is great. Sometimes we were only able to watch 1 episode because it was just too intense
    Please make a season 2!
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  3. Nov 20, 2015
    10
    "Jessica Jones" is an undeniable, fantastic series. The acting is top notch, the characters are fascinating, and the directing is phenomenal."Jessica Jones" is an undeniable, fantastic series. The acting is top notch, the characters are fascinating, and the directing is phenomenal. I am in love with this show. You must go watch it now! Another Netflix winner! Expand
  4. Mar 31, 2017
    8
    This has been my favorite show for a while. Although I might be in a minority I liked Jessica Jones more than Season 1 of daredevil. I thinkThis has been my favorite show for a while. Although I might be in a minority I liked Jessica Jones more than Season 1 of daredevil. I think the truly standout part of this show is the villain. Easily the best written/acted villain in any Marvel movie/show. There are moments were David Tennant really makes you feel sympathy for the devil.
    That being said I do feel it suffers, like all of the Marvel Netflix shows, from being forced into a certain number of episodes which leaves it feeling drawn out at times.
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  5. Dec 1, 2015
    6
    I loved everything about the show except for the incessant use of the contrived 'goddammit' expletive replacement and Krysten Ritter. EveryoneI loved everything about the show except for the incessant use of the contrived 'goddammit' expletive replacement and Krysten Ritter. Everyone except her was believable. She did not convince as the hard drinking, PTSD suffering lead. Krysten did not deliver the realistic, gritty, charismatic performance this series required. Kilgrave was a great villain. Expand
  6. Nov 22, 2015
    4
    There's a really good show trapped somewhere within Jessica Jones, which unfortunately couldn't get out due to several glaring issues.
    1.
    There's a really good show trapped somewhere within Jessica Jones, which unfortunately couldn't get out due to several glaring issues.
    1. Apparently, the writers think that the audience won't understand who Jessica is, so they have other characters constantly describing her for us ("freak", "you're not normal", "you use sarcasm to deflect", etc.).
    2. It's an 8 episode storyline stretched to 13. Mostly with countless unearned subplots about characters that are completely pointless in the grand scheme of things.
    3. Mike Colter as Luke Cage is another perfect casting in the MCU, but his presence feels like an afterthought to please the comic book fans.
    4. Jessica's powers weren't well translated, since they're always portrayed with dodgy editing to disguise the lack of budget.
    5. The conflict was solved very easily, and therefore, didn't feel cathartic.
    But to be fair, there are some elements that deserve praise. Krysten Ritter is great (she's a more understated version of Eva Green), David Tennant chewing massive chunks of scenery is a lot of fun, and the show treats sexual abuse in a way that doesn't feel exploitative (I'm looking at you Game of Thrones).
    Overall, it wasn't my cup of tea, but it did make me excited to see more of Luke Cage.
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  7. Jan 12, 2016
    0
    This was a tiresome series to get through, I made myself watch past the first couple of boring episodes because I liked Daredevil so much,This was a tiresome series to get through, I made myself watch past the first couple of boring episodes because I liked Daredevil so much, awaiting DD season 2 & looking forward to the Luke Cage series but I would not miss never seeing this actress play this role (and after suffering through this, any role) ever again Expand

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