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MARVEL'S JESSICA JONES EPISODE 11: "AKA I'VE GOT THE BLUES" REVIEW

After he’d been front and center in a huge way for the last few episodes, "AKA I’ve Got the Blues" left Kilgrave off-screen for its entirety, giving Jessica a breather… Well, a breather of sorts, considering she still got hit by a truck and nearly killed by Simpson! But it’s all relative on a show with this much going on. Jessica's morbid hunt for Albert's corpose offered some nice dark humor along the way - I particularly liked when she insisted she was there for a woman on the visitor's list who was, "A really great woman and she died. It was tragic!" READ MORE...

MARVEL'S JESSICA JONES EPISODE 10: "AKA 1,000 CUTS" REVIEW

As I noted in my review of episode 9, the Jeri/Wendy/Pam storyline had seemed like a sometimes odd inclusion in Jessica Jones, until Jeri’s big temptation in episode 9 to use Kilgrave to stop Wendy’s demands… and wow, did that storyline become central in this episode, in a brutal, bloody way. From the moment Kilgrave ordered Wendy to give Jeri "death by a 100 cuts", things turned full horror movie. This was nasty business to be sure, and Jeri screaming in terror as she was slashed up also included some cool beats like her grabbing the knife in her hand… but it all came to quite a brutal finish with Pam accidentally killing Wendy while stopping her. In the wake of this, we saw how ice cold Jeri was, as did Pam, leading Jeri to end up all alone… and perhaps to evolve further into her own supervillain-type persona in these Marvel/Netflix series. READ MORE...

MARVEL'S JESSICA JONES EPISODE 9: "AKA SIN BIN" REVIEW

Wow. What an episode! Kilgrave was in the Hannibal Lecter "scary guy behind the glass" position through this hour, bringing more and more characters into his presence, and leading up to one hell of a tense final few minutes. There was a point in the episode, where Kilgrave’s parents were explaining the medical ailment he suffered from and the experiments done to save him, that I began to worry thy were over explaining the show’s villain – giving us way more info than we needed. But once they got through that clunkiness, what happened next made it all work. After episode 8 kinda/sorta lessened Kilgrave’s villainous impact (or at least gave him a lot of tragic back-story explanation), learning that he was actually also a sadistic child was a relief of sorts – in the end, it seems like this whole family was pretty messed up, that’s for certain. READ MORE...

MARVEL'S JESSICA JONES EPISODE 8: "AKA WWJD?" REVIEW

This show sure knows how to make you feel uneasy, huh? Jessica living in the same house as Kilgrave just felt gross and the entire episode was unsettling in that regard. As the episode progressed, I was feeling very wary about the idea that Jessica might try to redeem Kilgrave or that we might get any sense of compassion for him, given how he’s been portrayed. Because as Jessica noted, his horrible childhood still didn’t excuse his actions. That being the case, it was such a relief and a thrill when she got the better of him and knocked him out at the end (great move drugging the food of his hostages, but not his that he’d be wary of). READ MORE...

Jessica Jones: Jessica Jones Episode 6: The Truth Comes Out

Theres a big difference between I did it and I was made to do it.   Read More... //rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640388/s/4bca39b5/sc/28/l/0L0Snytimes0N0C20A150C110C250Carts0Ctelevision0Cjessica0Ejones0Eepisode0E60Ethe0Etruth0Ecomes0Eout0Bhtml0Dpartner0Frss0Gemc0Frss/story01.htm

Jessica Jones Recap: Bus-ted

  Although Jessica Jones has been free of Kilgrave's influence for some time, he still exerts a disturbing amount of control in her life.Each morning, her phone alarm rings, reminding her to send him a picture of herself. Jessica spends the remaining minutes of the day planning his demise.   At least she has a sober post-Kilgrave Malcolm to help her figure out ways to defeat Kilgrave. Malcolm is curious about Kilgrave's origin story, but Jessica couldn't care less. She just wants to stop him. A knock at the door interrupts their planning. It's Luke, who asks Jessica to help find a missing person, "discretely and fast." A young man named Antoine disappeared. Antoine's sister, Serena, thinks it's related to a large sum of money he owes to a loan shark. The mention of the sister doesn't escape Jessica's notice: "You only protect what's yours," she says. "Is she yours ?" Okay, so Jessica hasn't quite gotten over Luke. The feeling seems mutual, though, as he tells her how hard it was to even ask for help in the first place.   Read More... //www.vulture.com/2015/11/marvels-jessica-jones-recap-season-1-episode-6.html

Jessica Jones Is a Show About TraumaThat Doesn't Skip Over The Complexity of PTSD

Plenty of media narratives touch on trauma and recovery nowadays, and PTSD has become a common trope. But in real life, everybody deals with trauma differentlyand Marvels new series Jessica Jones actually shows the vast array of responses that people can have to traumatic events.  Read More...     //feeds.gawker.com/~r/io9/full/~3/sxH6uesEdj8/jessica-jones-is-a-show-about-trauma-that-doesnt-skip-o-1744577582

Jessica Jones Recap: Selfie Help

  Heroism takes many forms. Sometimes it's putting on a costume (whether spandex, sandwich-based, or otherwise) and saves lives. Sometimes it's taking in an orphan whose parents were killed in an accident. On more rare occasions, a hero has to chain her neighbor to a bathroom pipe.   In "AKA The Sandwich Saved Me," Jessica catches on to Malcolm and his daily morning meet-ups with Kilgrave. She follows Malcolm into a city park and watches as he stands still in a crowd of people, before starting off in a new direction toward a park table. Kilgrave is sitting there with a chessboard. (Everyone is his pawn! Get it?) Although Jessica tails Malcolm specifically to find Kilgrave, she can't stomach the sight of him for more than a few seconds. She's only calmed down by her "street name" mantra and the syringe of anesthesia in her hand. While following Malcolm again the next morning, she figures out how Kilgrave sends his meeting instructions: Every day, he compels a random person to tell Malcolm where to go.   Read More... //www.vulture.com/2015/11/marvels-jessica-jones-recap-season-1-episode-5.html

'Jessica Jones': Marvel's unlikely superhero role model

She's not here to make you like her. And that's the point.   Read More... //feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/1jxv-wlsTuk/jessica-jones-marvel-unlikely-superhero-role-model

Jessica Jones: Jessica Jones Episode 5: Ive Seen Heroes

One character proves that you can control your destiny.    Read More... //rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640388/s/4bc27fe5/sc/28/l/0L0Snytimes0N0C20A150C110C240Carts0Ctelevision0Cjessica0Ejones0Eepisode0E50Eive0Eseen0Eheroes0Bhtml0Dpartner0Frss0Gemc0Frss/story01.htm