BreakingModern — Marvel and Netflix have been working diligently to dominate films and video streaming. It was only a matter of time before the two companies eventually hooked up to control the world of entertainment altogether.
Earlier this year, Marvel and Netflix hit the jackpot with Daredevil, which became Netflix’s most watched original series. And that was just the beginning. Future plans include a Defenders mini-series, and serial programs for both Luke Cage and Iron Fist.
Dropping into your queue before any of these shows is Jessica Jones (13 episodes available Nov. 20). You may not know who Jessica Jones is yet, but this show is sure to be your next weekend binge-watching obsession (assuming you’re done watching Aziz Ansari’s brilliant Master of None).
Developed by Melissa Rosenberg and based on a comic book character created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos, Jessica Jones focuses on … well, Jessica Jones, played by Krysten Ritter of Breaking Bad and the tragically canceled Don’t Trust The B In Apartment 23.
Jones is a former superhero who, following a tragic event, starts her own private investigation agency. As the season develops, we’ll meet Mike Colter as Luke Cage (whoa, isn’t he getting his own show?), Rachael Taylor as Jones’ best friend Trish “Patsy” Walker, Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth, a powerful attorney and David Tennant as Kilgrave, a dangerous man from Jones’ past. All in all, a solid cast.
What seems to be setting Jessica Jones apart from existing Marvel films and television shows is its tone. Though Captain America: The Winter Soldier certainly had a dark aesthetic and Iron Man definitely has an ongoing alcoholic problem, no entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) thus far has ever had a truly dark tone. Jessica Jones is looking to change that. Seriously. The series starts with Jones dealing with some pretty serious PTSD, and another character is dealing with heroin addiction. The screenwriters may not be able to drop the f-bomb, but they’re taking Jessica Jones to places not even Daredevil went. Check out the trailer below to see for yourself.
Video: Marvel’s Jessica Jones – Official Trailer 2 – Netflix
So it has a cool cast and it’s dark. But is that it? Is Jessica Jones going to be worth watching? Personally, I hope so. Like a lot of people, I’m a fan of the MCU. But lately I’ve been getting more and more tired of the sameness these movies and TV programs contain. Jessica Jones may be more intense than previous Marvel ventures, but I’m betting it’s a gamble that will pay off big time. Jessica Jones is certainly worthy of your attention.
For BMod, I’m Jordan Wold.
All Screenshots: BMod Staff