I'll have to make one thing clear: I wanted to make this a review of the season, but I am unable to do that with this post, cause it will be riddled with spoilers, and people don't like to be spoiled before watching a series or a movie or anything.
What I knew about the character before watching the season is as follows:
- Under the MAX imprint of Marvel Comics, Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos launched their series ALIAS, about Jessica as the P.I, using that title as her office name.
- Jessica slept with Luke Cage, then they moved her to 616 Marvel and she got married to him, and had a daughter.
- She was one of Peter Parker's classmates in high school, and she had a crush on him even before he got bit by the spider (lucky for us, she didn't approach him, I prefer Mary Jane Watson as his wife, and Gwen Stacy as his first true love).
- Their baby daughter apparently has no super powers, cause going by the logic explained in Spider-Island comic event, people who get Spidey like powers before mutating to giant spiders (I wish I made that up) from the virus designed by the Jackal are ones who have no powers, and the bed bug carrying the virus bit her.
Getting on with the show (I'll try to make it spoiler free):
Good story structure and storytelling, nothing as disappointing as what we see often on the new Flash TV series.
It has enough funny moments to not keep it fully gloomy.
And yeesh, when terrifying moments come by, they are terrifying.
It's a nice character arc, a journey, exploring characters beyond the limits of a film series.
If anyone has a character study in this, it's probably the villain; Kilgrave.
Did you know that he originally debuted in Daredevil comics?
Daredevil v1 #004
That's him, the guy with purple skin.
Both Daredevil and Jessica Jones fought villains to originally debut in a title not their own, but that villain in the comics left a bigger mark on the hero star of the Netflix series than the one he debuted in his title.
Kilgrave had a bigger impact on the story of Jessica Jones (related to neither Angelica Jones nor Rick Jones, and those two are not related either) than he ever did on Daredevil.
Kingpin left a bigger impact on Daredevil than he did on Spider-Man.
Biggest difference between the two villains is that Kingpin has a big significant role in Spider-Man's history.
In the end of the second or third issue of New Avengers, Kilgrave orders Luke Cage to kill all his friends. I don't remember what happened in the following issue, that series was also written by Brian Michael Bendis, who saw plenty of potential in the villain used for this season.