Netflix Marvel's Jessica Jones S2 twice the entertainment


Carrie-Ann Moss in Jessica Jones 2.

The central plotline of the season, which takes several episodes to invest in, is the mysterious IGH, an organization mentioned fleetingly at the end of Season 1 and The Defenders and which is ostensibly the source of Jessica's powers. "With Season 2 the themes of bravery and empowerment and overcoming trauma can resonate more".

That's exactly what ails Jessica in one of her early encounters in season two: She's still working as a private investigator, and she's confirmed that her client's employee (and boyfriend) is cheating on her.

Need something new to watch on Netflix? However, the biggest twist so far is one connected to the Jessica Jones' very tragic origin. Jessica is "dealing" with her problems in the trademark Jessica fashion (read: unhealthy) but her reactions are perhaps a bit too on the surface to have a real impact on the audience, especially after the way season one dealt with similar issues.

"Jessica Jones" season 2 airs Thursdays at 3 a.m. EST on Netflix.

Well, here we are. The entirety of Jessica Jones Season 1 focused on the titular character breaking free from the constraints of a powerful male (David Tennant's Kilgrave), and in the newly-released second season, it's revealed that Trish Walker had been subjected to sexual abuse as a child. First, we see a brutal assault or its aftermath, illustrating the victim's pain and the perpetrator's sadism. It takes a neighbor's kid calling her Super Lady - a perfectly reasonable thing to call a female superhero - to make you realize how hilariously wrong it sounds.

The aftermath of Hogarth's party is interrupted by Cheng, who wants to make sure she's taking care of his legal action against Jess. "The way she looks at life is a little skewed".

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I understand that criticism; Tennant was great, and the freaky pleasure of watching Jessica Jones smile - because she was being controlled - was a brilliant way to make us confront the way women are asked to perform emotions they don't feel for other people's enjoyment.

Joining the new season is Golden Globe and Tony Award victor, Academy Award and Emmy nominee Janet McTeer who will be playing a multi-faceted character. We get to the gist of what she has over Max, and it's very much in the #MeToo vein, as it sounds like he had a relationship with her when she was only a teenager - pimped out by her mom, as Trish says. That tagline from another Netflix show, Bloodline, rings true at the start of the second season. "[He] leaves an energy". The bad news is Simpson gets shot and killed immediately after we found that out, and the realbad guy is on the loose somewhere.

That's an impressively apt way of describing how this frenetic, fearful episode plays out.

Malcolm gets a phone call that disrupts the end of his own hookup, but it's from Trish - who asks for his help but tells him not to tell Jessica. He's in her office; beside her as she visits her mother in prison; laid out on a bed... Jessica could never really know when she was going to be confronted with another foe, which made for some really dramatic, dynamic episodes.

"I'll be in your dreams too", Kilgrave replies. Well let me go out on a limb and say that Fangirling is for you!

And the episode title, "Three Lives and Counting"?