Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, Jessica Jones tries to rebuild her life as a private investigator, dealing with cases involving people with remarkable abilities in New York City.
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Ever since her short-lived stint as a superhero ended in tragedy, Jessica Jones has been rebuilding her personal life and career as a hot-tempered, sardonic private detective in Hell's Kitchen, New York City. Plagued by self-loathing and a wicked case of PTSD, Jessica battles demons from within and without, using her extraordinary abilities as an unlikely champion for those in need... especially if they're willing to cut her a check. Written by
In the comics, Jessica Jones went to High School with Peter Parker, AKA Spider-Man, and her father worked for Tony Stark, AKA Iron Man.
Jessica Jones and Luke Cage are married with a daughter named Danielle, after Danny Rand/Iron Fist, a character from a different Marvel/Netflix series.
The character Kilgrave is known as "Purple Man," as he possess purple skin, a result of a chemical accident that granted him his mind-control powers. Though this feature and his origin are altered in the show, his character is still represented by the color purple with it appearing in his choice of clothes. See more »
Jessica Jones is what happens when you strip off a superhero's spandex and explosions. Taking away the flash of Hollywood block-busters puts a great burden on both the plot and actors, and Jessica Jones excels in both.
The series is a must-see for anyone who likes a good thriller. Rather than using superpowers or alien gadgets, the main character's search for the villain is good old-fashioned PI work. The superpower that has the most relevance to the plot, mind-control of the wonderfully evil villain Kilgrave played by David Tennant, is not used in a quest to destroy the world but rather to pose difficult ethical questions: What would you do if you had the ultimate power? Who can be redeemed?
13 episodes leaves no time for fillers, keeping the plot moving fast. The cinematography is also great.
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