TV Review: Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 2 (Netflix)

The hard-drinking, take no garbage, super-powered detective is back with a vengeance! ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Season 2 of Jessica Jones picks up several months after the events of the […]

The hard-drinking, take no garbage, super-powered detective is back with a vengeance!

Season 2 of Jessica Jones picks up several months after the events of the Defenders. She is kind of outed to the public as being superpowered, which doesn’t thrill her in the least. She still is working cases and now Malcolm is acting as her assistant while learning how to be a detective. And of course, she’s still angry and still drinking. 

Her friend Patsy’s radio show rating are down, so Patsy wants to use how Jessica got her powers to help her show. At the same time, she wants to help Jessica. Patsy feels that if Jessica can find out how she got her powers it will give Jessica some type of closure. Jessica reluctantly agrees to help.

The past, unfortunately, has a way of catching up with you. The further the two dig into Jessica’s origins, the more dangerous it becomes, as the bodies start to drop. 

I have to say that I’m in the minority about the first season of Jessica Jones. I did not like it at all. I get that the main point of the story was about Jessica being a rape survivor, but the pacing of the overall show was slow. The entire series was painfully dragged out to 13 episodes, but it could have been done in 9 episodes. Then there’s the issue with Jessica’s power levels. One minute she’s lifting a car, the next a normal guy hits her and she gets knocked down. You really need to define those powers. 

Well, I’m happy to say there’s a huge improvement with season 2. While the powers are still not defined, the pacing of the overall show is so much better. The best part is they are picking up some of the dangling plot lines they had in season 1. Seriously a huge improvement here. 

What’s really interesting is there’s a purple hue in all the cinematography. It seriously seems like it foreshadowing something.

Kristen Ritter once again does an excellent job as Jessica Jones. There is so much underline rage in her portrayal but it works.  Rachael Taylor and Carrie-Anne Moss both return as Patsy Walker and Jeri Hogarth. Patsy has changed a little. She’s very eager to jump into action. It almost bothers her when Jessica does nothing. Jeri Hogarth is still the head bitch. When Jeri and Jessica are in the same room, it’s two alphas against each other. 

I only saw the first 5 episodes, but I’m hooked. I’m really curious how it all plays out. 

So far, Jessica Jones season 2 is on a better path than the first season.

Season 2 of Jessica Jones premieres on Netflix on March 8th.

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.