Sunday, 24 September 2017

Marvel's Jessica Jones: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review

Marvel/ABC Studios; 667 minutes; TV-MA; Amazon
Despite the little fact that I have reviewed a few comic books and graphic novels on here over the years, I don't really follow the comic book world. I've never even heard of the Marvel character Jessica Jones until the live-action web series was released to NETFLIX.

Jessica Jones: The Complete First Season arrived on Blu-ray (as well as DVD) last month, featuring all 13 episodes. Similar to the Daredevil Blu-ray releases, there are no special features or extras on the four-disc set.

Based on the character created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos, the series centers on a private detective named Jessica Jones (played by Krysten Ritter), who happens to have superhuman strength and has the ability to fly (well, sorta). She spends her day running her Alias Investigations business out of her apartment.

After learning about a young woman named Hope (played by Erin Moriarty) who murdered her parents, Jessica begins to believe that her old nemesis Kilgrave (played by David Tennant) has returned, the man who almost destroyed her life. Kilgrave has the ability to control anyone's mind, which is how he had previously met Jessica.

With the help of her adopted sister Trish (played by Rachael Taylor), her neighbor Malcolm (played by Eka Darville), and a bartender named Luke Cage (played by Mike Colter), Jessica plans on putting a stop to Kilgrave's reign of terror.

Episode titles includes:

AKA Ladies Night
AKA Crush Syndrome
AKA It's Called Whiskey
AKA 99 Friends
AKA The Sandwich Saved Me
AKA You're A Winner!
AKA Top Shelf Perverts
AKA Sin Bin
AKA 1,000 Cuts
AKA I've Got The Blues
AKA Take A Bloody Number
AKA Smile

Final Thoughts: While Jessica Jones is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), it has a completely different feel to it. No, it isn't made for kids like the Avengers films, but instead the series is made for an adult audience, similar to the Daredevil series; just with more sex and darker themes. Krysten Ritter gives a great performance as Jessica Jones, but the standout and scene stealer is David Tennant as the villain Kilgrave. As I've already mentioned, the series is darker and more edgier, mostly thanks to well-written scripts. 

The picture and sound quality on the Blu-ray discs are topnotch. The only downside is the lack of special features. 

Overall, I enjoyed watching Marvel's Jessica Jones: The Complete First Season Blu-ray. It's now my new favorite Marvel series.

*Note- I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest thoughts. All opinions are my own.

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