Wednesday, March 28, 2018

What I’m Watching: Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones: Season 2, Episode 3 “AKA Sole Survivor” (B+)

I was worried that, without Kilgrave, this show wouldn’t be as good because he was so central to who Jessica was and how she approached the world. While season one was superior just because it was incredible, this second year is turning out to be pretty terrific too. Without Kilgrave, Jessica is just a moody, unpleasant person not eager to be told by anyone else what she can or can’t do. She doesn’t treat the people closest to her all that well, sending Malcolm to her gay landlord in the hopes of winning him over and breaking the news of Trish’s relationship to TMZ so that the paparazzi would prevent her from going out anywhere. It turns out that having someone there to photograph Trish played out to Jessica’s advantage, as she got a photo of the mystery woman played by Janet McTeer who showed up purporting to be the doctor Trish called out on air who was unhappy that Jessica was ungrateful for what they did for her. There’s clearly much, much more at play here, and I assume that we’ll find out the scope of all of it over the course of the rest of the season. Hogarth’s diagnosis has now become public, and she’s not going down without a fight, determined to spend everything she’s amassed and not let anyone push her out of the company she’s worked to build. It’s a strange way for her to ally with Jessica after the way the relationship has gone, but it will be intriguing to see them work together.

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