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Re: Marvel's Jessica Jones [Season 2 - March 8th]

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:27 am
by Tragic Magic
Luke Cage was shite.

Re: Marvel's Jessica Jones [Season 2 - March 8th]

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:05 am
by Jenuall
The Truth™:

Daredevil S1 > Jessica Jones > Daredevil S2 > Luke Cage > The Defenders >>>>>>> Iron Fist

Iron Fist was the only one that I would say is not that great, the rest are all a good watch.

Jessica Jones certainly had the most interesting themes, and tackled them surprisingly well, covering things like abuse, manipulation, guilt, revenge, rehabilitation etc. Others may disagree but I'm hoping they keep going down that route and don't try and make it all about explosions and hitting each other with no real depth to the story.

Re: Marvel's Jessica Jones [Season 2 - March 8th]

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:10 pm
by Riksilver
I'd stick an = between Luke Cage and DD2 and take out a few >s before Iron Fist but other than that I agree with that ranking. I think the Netflix shows are at their best when they try to be a bit more varied than just standard superhero fare, DD series 1 had all the legal stuff/investigative journalism to go alongside the actual crimefighting and JJ had the psychological trauma aspect which I reckon it totally nailed. It's after they got the Punisher legal battle out of the way and focused on Elektra/Hand bullshit that I think DD 2 went downhill. Luke Cage was kind of promising with the social commentary at times but never really delivered. Iron Fist was kind of just eh, and Defenders was yet more Hand bullshit. So basically I'm really hoping that JJ sticks to its guns for series 2 and doubles down on the psychological stuff.

Re: Marvel's Jessica Jones [Season 2 - March 8th]

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:12 pm
by Garth
I think I enjoyed Iron Fist more than The Defenders, perhaps because I didn't know much about Iron Fist going in and had higher expectations for The Defenders, which ended up disappointing me a lot.

Re: Marvel's Jessica Jones [Season 2 - March 8th]

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:46 pm
by FatDaz
I agree with that rating but Punisher should be slotted in near the top, maybe just below JJ/ DD2 and just above LC

DD1>JJ>P=DD2>LC>Def>IF

Re: Marvel's Jessica Jones [Season 2 - March 8th]

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:51 pm
by Moggy
Iron Fist is the worst, but I didn’t think it was as awful as some people make out.

I’d go: DD1>P>LC>TD>JJ>DD2>IF

Re: Marvel's Jessica Jones [Season 2 - March 8th]

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:34 pm
by Jenuall
So this is out on Friday, some early reviews are sounding good as well.

Love some of the "pulp" covers they've done for each episode:
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Re: Marvel's Jessica Jones [Season 2 - March 8th]

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:38 pm
by Vermilion
I doubt i'll watch Jessica Jones season 2, i really didn't like the first.

In fact, i'm not a massive fan of the Marvel netflix series' anyways, Daredevil season 1 was good, but while the second season started out great with the Frank Castle story, later episodes descended into a load of ninja based wankery which really spoiled things.

Haven't bothered with Luke Cage, his appearances on Jessica Jones were pretty dull anyways .

Re: Marvel's Jessica Jones [Season 2 - March 8th]

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:25 am
by BID0


Probably won't have time for it for a week or two :(





Spoilers!

Please use spoiler tags and mark what episode you are writing about before anything else. example:

S02E03
I was surprised when Jessica Jones dies. That didn't happen in the book.

Re: Marvel's Jessica Jones [Season 2 - Streaming Now]

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:22 pm
by Slayerx
I'm really enjoying the second season more than season 1. Just 5 episodes left to watch and the pacing has been really good compared to shows like Luke Cage which dragged.

Re: Marvel's Jessica Jones [Season 2 - Streaming Now]

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:55 am
by Hexx
Up to episode 6

It’s no where near as compelling a story as S1 (so far), but it’s a fun watch with characters I enjoy.

Re: Marvel's Jessica Jones [Season 2 - Streaming Now]

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:34 pm
by Frank
Watching the first episode now:

hoping the dead parents/tragic backstory doesn't become the main thing this season, it's a bit of a boring trope.

The CGI on Whizzer, too :slol: Just a fat man vibrating down the road

Re: Marvel's Jessica Jones [Season 2 - Streaming Now]

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:24 am
by Hexx
And done - Huh.

I'm not actually sure what to think about it. For the first 5-6 episodes I thought it was less compelling but more consistent that the first...but it peters out at the end. I don't think the writers are strong enough for the story/characters they want to tell. Aesop amnesia sets in and motivations are clunklily handled. Carrie Ann Moss is basically in an even more disconnected story that before, but she's giving it her all and gets some great moments.


It's also...rather boringly shot/styled. I can't think of many stand out scenes - either in terms of story impact or visuals. There's some early on, and CAM gets a few (includin the big one towards the end)

Spoilers for whole thing

Once they got Alisa into jail it fell apart with Jessica relearning the same lessson that it can't work, and then forgetting it again and again. She got god knows how many killed/injured. I originally thought she was going to suicide by cop outside Jessica's apartment, which felt like it would have been a better end to her arc.

It didn't really help that Alisa's powers were never really well defined, nor the triggers - the Jekyll/Hyde thing is hard to do, and I don't think they covered it very well here. (The "you brought me back" stuff came from no where for example.) Jessica (and Karl) moved past her brutal actions pretty quickly considering it started because of Jess's feelings of guilt over the Whizzer. (Karl's actions with framing Dave were never really followed up on either)

The flashback added some nice bits (the tampon scene in the bathroom was actually really sweet...) - but it made Jess's life too much of a truama conga, Stirling was never mentioned before and the "this is the origin of the jacket, this is the origin of Alias" stuff was so much cheese)

Trish never felt developed either - motivations veered from druggy, to wanting the story, to wanting to be a hero, to wanting to be powers - and not in an organic way. Felt like the scripts needed a better "run through" by a series edittor. She seemed to switch from judging Jessica in episode 12 to wanting to save her in episode 13. Whiplash, and the inconsistency seemed to be handwaved throughout series as drugs.

Tennent's great as Kilgrave, but his appearence her was fanservice. It added litted to the episode or overall story and happened arbritarily. Jessica's "I'm strong because I can control it" wasn't a resolution it was presented as given as, since she's killed someone unrealising (in self denfense) to trigger the issue.

Did I miss something? How did they handwave away Jessica being an acomplice at the end? At least last time they handwaved with Jeri doing legal McGuffin


A promising story the peters out into flan, but if you like the characters you'll probably enjoy it still - even if not revolutionary.

I think they're struggling as Jessica, while an interesting character, has basically one iconic comic story - and they wrapped it up in the first season.

Re: Marvel's Jessica Jones [Season 2 - Streaming Now]

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:53 am
by Riksilver
Up to episode 2, loving it so far mainly because I love the characters so much. Jessica is obviously the main one for this but I really like Malcolm too. Disappointed that Will didn't stick around longer, think they could have done some interesting stuff with him, but I guess they needed his death for the story beats.
Also: "Scroty-sense". Not only a brilliant little line but also the fact that it's making the pop culture reference to Spidey sense in-universe which is both dumb and beautiful.

Re: Marvel's Jessica Jones [Season 2 - Streaming Now]

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:40 pm
by TigaSefi
Just binged watched the entire series! Liked it more than season 1.

Re: Marvel's Jessica Jones [Season 2 - Streaming Now]

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:08 pm
by Meep
Really? I'm about half way through and not really feeling it. I enjoy being back with the old characters again but plot doesn't really grip me. It's doing the whole "Bam! Bet you didn't see that coming!" thing when in fact I kind of predicted it and they could have got it over with sooner rather than dragging things out over so many episodes.

Re: Marvel's Jessica Jones [Season 2 - Streaming Now]

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:24 am
by Grumpy David
Found it a bit of a struggle to finish this. Just kinda bored me. Pacing wasn't that bad but not enough action scenes and just wasn't grabbed by the plot.

I preferred season 1 for sure.

Re: Marvel's Jessica Jones [Season 2 - Streaming Now]

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:12 am
by satriales
I only liked S1 because of Kilgrave being an interesting villain. S2 just doesn't appeal.

Unless he comes back?

Re: Marvel's Jessica Jones [Season 2 - Streaming Now]

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:21 pm
by FatDaz
Definitely suffers from lack of interesting villain. I was disappointed they didn’t follow through with Simpson after good set up in series 1. Not awful but Lack of tenant really hurt this.

they did that annoying marvel cliche of having the bad guy just mirror the powers of the hero. At least with Killgrave it was unique and imo the best villain in all of the MCU. Truly frightening power that can’t be easily overcome with brute strength. It was also morally very interesting and exploring the victims perspective was something I found captivating. I mean I couldn’t see even the avengers being able to take him down easily without consequence. The villain here though is just dull and predictable. Strong person with anger issues? Why does that sound so familiar

Re: Marvel's Jessica Jones [Season 2 - Streaming Now]

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:47 am
by Riksilver
Up to episode 10 and still enjoying it, I actually think having no particular villain has been a refreshing approach for them to take. Getting a bit tired of Trish though.