Marvel has gone full noir with its latest endeavour. Jessica Jones (played by Krysten Ritter) is the perfect anti-hero. She is complex and tortured and behaves accordingly. Not what you might expect from a female pseudo superhero.
Raw, mysterious and suspenseful are what they go for in season one. A tragedy has ripped Jessica Jones into a million pieces and she is suffering from some serious PTSD. That being said, life goes on and she does what she does best – catching bad guys. By opening a detective agency in the Hell’s Kitchen area of New York City she definitely is in the right area for crime. Alias Investigations is her way to keep functioning and pay the bills that keep accumulating.
While plying her trade she discovers that the crazy man behind her trauma is operating again. To keep herself and others safe, Jessica goes full detective mode to try and find Kilgrave (played by David Tennant). A niche opens up for her as a champion for the downtrodden.
The combination of a great Marvel villain in Kilgrave and an actress who has come to embody the character of Jessica Jones really set this series off on a great start. On top of that you get some great storylines, dialogue and realistic pacing.