Monday, October 26, 2015

Current Obsession: Marevl's Jessica Jones

Confession time: I've barely read any actual comics about Jessica Jones.  The ones I have read were because I was reading backstory on Squirrel Girl who at one point in the Marvel Universe was Jessica's and Luke Cage's nanny.  I bet she told some unbeatable bedtime stories and sang some amazing lullabies.  I plan to start reading Alias by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos over the Christmas holiday which will be after I binge watch the upcoming Netflix show.

Since I haven't read the comic, it might seem curious that I am obsessed with the show.  First, I adore Krysten Ritter and have since I initially saw her as Gia Goodman, the spoiled daughter of the mayor on Veronica Mars. My favorite show she starred in was Don't Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23 which was sadly cut short at two seasons.  You have some time between now and the November 20th release of Jessica Jones to watch all 26 episodes on Netflix.  Ritter was wonderfully awful as Chloe and it will really be fascinating to see her in a much more dramatic role.

Second, I am always happy to support a female leads in all forms from comics whether it be on the page, the small screen or the big screen.  I want more comics, shows and movies with interesting an empowering women.  In order to get those, the studios need to be shown that people want them.  When those shows just happen to look amazing, all the better!

I am glad to see that Netflix has done a bang up job of promoting Jessica Jones.  Those teaser trailers were awesome, especially the bar scene set to Joan Jett's Bad Reputation.  Ass kicking greatness! Jessica Jones looks dark, gritty, moody and I can't take my eyes away from it.

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