One-Two Punch: My Thoughts On Jessica Jones


A follow-up of sorts to 2015’s other breakout Netflix series, Daredevil (which I extolled the virtues of back in April), Jessica Jones sees Krysten Ritter playing the New York superhero-turned-PI, a kind of modern reinvention of Philip Marlowe or Sam Spade with the helpful addition of superpowers. Atypically for Marvel, Jones is not your typical hero – she suffers PTSD from a previous encounter with the series’ central villain, Kilgrave (played by former Doctor Who star David Tennant), has a drinking problem, and works for her living as an investigator for hire in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen, which is, in a coincidence, the same part of New York City that Daredevil claimed as his own. Not exactly a glamorous way to help those who need it.

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The Force Is Waking Up


As anyone with eyes, ears and a broadband connection can tell you the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has had its début, and it was good, so so good. After what seems to be an unbearably long amount of time J. J. Abrams has finally started to show a few of the cards that have been very close to his chest. We already knew about Finn & Rey, the Luke and Leia of the new chapter, as well as Commander of the First Order Kylo Ren. But what of the characters we haven’t seen? Personally, I’m on the edge of my seat waiting to meet Andy Serkis’ character Supreme Leader Snoke, said to be Kylo Rens dark overlord. Could he be malevolent enough to rival Emperor Palpatine?

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