I have enjoyed all of the Marvel Netflix series, however, Jessica Jones was one of my absolute favourites. I love how Kristen Ritter portrays the tough yet damaged Jessica Jones. Furthermore, I absolutely adored David Tennant’s portrayal of Killgrave! For me, he was the highlight of the whole first series. With this in mind, I was a little worried about what the season would be like without him in it. Were my worries misplaced? Find out in my review:
First of all, I feel that the real strength of Jessica Jones series 2 was the characters. That’s not to say that the whole plot was lacking or anything of the sort but without a doubt, the characters were what made this series so good. My favourite performance was that of Carrie-Ann Moss as Jeri Hogarth because it honestly moved me. Hogarth as a character is someone who is not easy to like or sympathise with, however, Moss almost had me in tears at one point in the series. Moreover, I really liked watching Hogarth’s machinations and manipulations, especially regarding one particular scene in the series (you’ll know it when you see it). Her performance was legit so chilling that it almost gave me goosebumps. Another character who deserves a mention is Malcolm as played by Eka Darville. I really enjoyed watching his relationship with Jessica, his own personal battle with addiction and his development as a PI under Jessica’s tutelage.
Furthermore, I really liked the first 9/10 episodes of the series where Jessica Jones where the plot revolves around the original mystery behind Jessica and her powers. When the mystery was finally uncovered, I was well satisfied with what I had learned as it felt like it was worth the wait. However, I have to say that that final episodes of season 2 are where my main problems with this current series arise. In my opinion, the final episodes felt disjointed from the main plot as if the person behind them tacked them on at the end to make a season with 13 episodes. This resulted in this feeling that season 2 was dragging a little towards the end, and this feeling was only partially reduced by the climatic ending of the last episode.
To conclude, I found the latest series of Jessica Jones to be mostly entertaining, even though it dragged a little towards the end. In addition, I do have admit that whilst I loved the characters, I really did miss Killgrave, his cameo did nothing to change that.
What did you think of Jessica Jones series 2? Tell me in the comments!
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