Created by: Melissa Rosenberg
Starring: Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville, Mike Colter, David Tennant, Carrie-Anne Moss
In its debut season, Marvel's Jessica Jones starts with its hero working as a P.I. after Jessica's (Krysten Ritter) experiences as a superhero. A missing-person case seems to simply mean more profit until a mysterious man resurfaces.
Kilgrave (David Tennant) brings back Jones's troublesome past, putting her and others in danger.
Marvel released the first season of Daredevil a few months before Jessica Jones' debut, so some people lowered their expectations since the former was already established as one of the best TV shows of 2015. I mean, Marvel can't produce two flawless shows in a row, right? Well ...
I didn't know anything about Jessica Jones and I am her biggest fan now! If Daredevil is mind-blowing action-wise, Jessica Jones is brilliant in its story and characters. Season 1's screenplay is incredibly captivating, filled with plot twists, cool action moments, exceptional storytelling and most importantly, phenomenal characters.
Krysten Ritter is freaking awesome as Jessica. She does everything with such perfection, every expression and every action she does are seamless. Her character has a remarkable script with a twistful backstory and a multiple-layered personality, which is extremely well-developed throughout the season. David Tennant accomplishes something very uncommon with villains: I love to hate him. Kilgrave is a despicable man who uses his creepy powers to get everything his way, but Tennant portrays him in such a captivating way that I want to see him on-screen all the time.
The supporting cast is fabulous, Mike Colter is a beast as Luke Cage and Rachael Taylor surprised me a lot by portraying Jessica's best friend, Trish Walker. Eka Darville is also quite cool as Malcolm. Every episode is very well-directed and extremely well-written. The cinematography looks great, the editing is seamless, the score is pretty neat and this season separates itself from the superhero cliches. This is a character-story contrary to the typical superhero origin one with tons of fights and cheesy lines.
Overall, Marvel's Jessica Jones does something unexpected and equals (or even surpasses) the unbelievable quality of Marvel's Daredevil's debut season. The cast is amazing, Krysten Ritter and David Tennant flawlessly portray the hero and villain, respectively. Jessica Jones is definitely a distinctive superhero, with a grim past and a layered personality, all of which are notably well-developed. The story is filled with twists and outstanding storytelling, making this season probably the best one Marvel has produced so far, story and character-wise. Technically stainless, I have no imperfections to point out. What a great season! Go and watch it!