Wednesday, November 25, 2015

AKA A Blog Post

I was on a blogging break when Netflix dropped the awesome Daredevil TV series but I will briefly say that was 1000 times better than the movie version of the character starring Ben Affleck and his future, and now past, wife, Jennifer Garner.

Recently, Marvel Comics and Netflix released another series: Jessica Jones.  Unlike the former and upcoming series based on the characters of Luke Cage and Iron Fist, Jessica debuted in a comic, coincidentally called Alias which is the name of her detective agency, in my lifetime. Like Luke Cage, X-Men Jean Grey and Kitty Pryde and others, she has superpowers but doesn't have a super identity. In the comic, she has super strength and can fly. In the TV series, the second ability is greatly downplayed but could easily appear in future appearances.

Krysten Ritter pulls off the darkly comic role spectacularly. (Watching her on The Talk this afternoon I also realize she's incredibly tall...) David Tennant is deliciously creepy as the villain Kilgrave (It's like The Doctor under the influence of red kryptonite) and Mike Colter brings Luke Cage to the screen ahead of his own series. (Given his background and tough but sensitive persona, even I wondered why he didn't have tattoos then I remembered he has unbreakable skin...)

Though the series was great, overall, I feel I enjoyed Daredevil more. It's partially due to being more familiar with those characters but I think the supporting cast was better in that series.  Aside from the characters mentioned above, Rachael Taylor (best friend and foster sister Trish Walker) and Carrie-Anne Moss (shark lawyer Jeryn Hogarth) were awesome but the other 4 major characters annoying as hell to the kid from Shane proportions.

If a second season is greenlit, the plan seems to be to explore her origins, as in how she got her powers. Knowing nothing of the comic, I'm curious where they'd go...             

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