Given how much I enjoyed season one of Jessica Jones, it is somewhat surprising that I am only now sitting down to write an article on the Netflix series.
At a time when superhero franchises are ten to the dozen but – in most cases – better than ever, it was always going to take something special to stand out and Marvel’s tale of the moody PI did just that.
But while the 13-episode first season was brilliant in terms of character-building, refusing to give us too much too soon in a similar vein to sister-show Daredevil, the most interesting factor was Jones’ own mentality.
In short, if you met her you would probably hate her and she wouldn’t give a crap.
Jessica Jones won fans because the character was not your average superhero, not even a reluctant one.
In fact she regularly gave the prospect of being a saviour the finger in favour of alcohol and one-night stands.
In any other show such a character would be deemed wholly unlikable, but it is the skill of the conception, the writing and the acting that we cheer her on every step of the way.
Wholesome heroes are yesterday’s news and I for one cannot wait to see what she does next.
Krysten Ritter is perfectly cast as Jessica and it is hard to imagine anyone else capturing Jones’ complex cocktail of apathy, anger and unflinching loyalty to the few she actually cares about.
With a second season greenlit and The Defenders bringing Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist together next year, now is a great time for Netflix subscribers and fans of unconventional superheroes alike.