Netflix has brought us another great series.
I started streaming Netflix when I heard they had picked up Longmire and ultimately produced a great season.
First, let me tell you that I didn’t grow up on graphic novels. Haven’t read a one of them so I’m no expert on the Jessica Jones saga. I did binge watch the series over the Thanksgiving weekend so my opinion is based solely on what Netflix produced and I think it’s gold.
Krysten Ritter, the dark, sultry Jessica whose victories come at a great cost, is brilliant. She keeps the character balanced between darkness and determination. She struggles to push people away from her for their protection them while desperately needing their support which they step up and give at every turn.
Mike Colter plays Luke Cage, another reluctant hero and romantic interest for Jessica. The sex between them carries all the pent up passion that two tightly wound heroes can muster.
Rachel Taylor does a wonderful job of holding her own in this mix. Though she has no super strength or abilities, her super power is loyalty, and faith in her friend/sister, Jessica.
David Tennant plays the big bad mind controller Killgrave and the former Doctor Who does not disappoint.
Eka Darville plays the kind hearted neighbor whose character arc makes the longest journey from nice guy to junkie, to betrayer, to nice guy.
Carrie-Ann Moss plays Jeri Hogarth, the shark of an attorney, who expertly displays the usefulness of a shark in this sea of chaos.
Rosario Dawson, one of my favorite actresses, shows up in the last episode but I doubt it’s the last we see of her character. She’s the connection to another super hero.
The storyline was compelling and frantically paced, direction first rate and award worthy acting.
This first season ends with the door wide open for much more to come. Let’s hope that Netflix receives the encouragement to continue this amazing “Defenders” adventure.
Have you watched it yet?