Friday, July 13, 2018

Jessica Jones: Season 2 Review

Over the 4th of July, I powered through 11 episodes of Luke Cage, and then finished up the last 2 of the season the next day, and I finished up Jessica Jones back in June.

Today it about JJ, next week I'll write about LC.

Spoilers Below!

Season 2 of JJ wasn’t as tight as the first (when is it ever?) but was still a solid season. Jessica is a very messed up person for a variety of reasons, the least of which (or maybe just the most recent) is Killgrave’s influence. This season dives head first into the early headfucks that Jessica has to deal with in her life, from her biological family to the adoptive one. Then again, Killgrave isn’t entirely absent either.

The fact that her mother survived the car crash that killed her family, and is powered like her but a homicidal maniac, makes Jessica question her own killings. It comes so easily to her mother, and she shrugs off the guilt. The scientist who made them powered is now her mother's lover.

While all that is going on, Trish is having her own breakdown as she looks for ways to become powered herself. I've got to admit that her storyline was the weakest this season. It just wasn't interesting. Jeri Hogarth is terminally ill, and desperately looking for a cure. Malcolm meanwhile is growing in probably the most healthy way of anyone in the show.

Of the new characters introduced, the new super Oscar and his son are my favorites.

Overall, I enjoyed this season, though it didn’t grab my attention the same way the first season did. It was still better than season 2 of Daredevil.

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