Saturday, November 21, 2015

Jessica Jones Review: Season 1 Episode 1 "AKA Ladies Night"

Jessica Jones Season 1 Episode 1 
“AKA Ladies Night”

Jessica Jones is hired to find a pretty NYU student who's vanished, but it turns out to be more than a simple missing persons case. 

The long awaited Netflix Series from Marvel is finally here. The first episode starts with Jessica in the middle of an investigation for her Private Investigator business, Alias Investigations. We are introduced to Carrie-Anne Moss’s character Jeryn Hogarth, a high power lawyer who Jessica Free lances from time to time. As we will learn later on, Jessica is currently living her life after events of being somewhat of a superhero. We find her coping with the being controlled by a man named Killgrave by drinking……and for a Marvel show, she is drinking a lot. Even while drunk, Jessica thinks she is haunted by the thoughts of Kilgrave only to find out he isn’t dead like she had thought. During the first episode Jessica is sought out after being recommended to a couple looking for their daughter. As she gets into her investigation she learns more that Killgrave has something to do with the missing girl. Few of the moments within the first episode show Jessica abilities, Like her ability to jump to extreme lengths and her un-match strength while lifting a car.

Few of the character we have met so far during the first episode. Luke Cage, who will have more of an impact down the road and is currently part of her investigation and Jessica’s estrange friends Trish Walker. Will she become hellcat in the future? 

Final Thoughts, its a very interesting first episode of this netflix show. Much like Daredevil, this show is made to be a bit darker than the majority of the Marvel Universe. Also like Daredevil this show is based in the same time period as the events of New York. The intriguing part of Jessica Jones is how dark this show will get, as seen with the last scene of the first episode, we see the couple looking for their daughter get gun down in the elevator by their daughter who is being controlled by Kilgrave. 

Like many first episodes of any series, this episode concentrated on introducing many characters. The benefit of Netflix is the ability of the creators to take there time and introduce everyone correctly. The way they are building up Kilgrave is awesome. I am loving it. The creator’s also pick the perfect actress to play the part of the lead character. Kristen Ritter couldn’t be more perfect……and if you have seen “Don’t Trust The Bitch In Apt 23” you would know exactly why. Oh and for all you Dr. Who fans, the brief glimpses and the voice of David Tennat is just awesome.

I give this episode Two Thumbs Up. Please let us know what you thought of the first Episode.

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