First of all, lets talk about Jessica Jones. With lines like, “I’m just trying to make a living, booze costs money, usually” and how she admits she can stop “a slow moving car,” we can see that Krysten Ritter really gets this character, fully embodying her sarcastic and damaged tone. It’s clear that her tongue-in-cheek attitude is more of a defense mechanism than a trait she was born with, leaving us with the idea that she’s dealt with some heavy tragedy and somehow came out alive on the other side. If you’ve read Bendis’ comic, Alias, you know what we’re talking about.
As for the rest of the cast, there appears to be a very strong chemistry amongst all of them. We don’t see much, but what we do see is stellar. You can see genuine interest, fascination and maybe a little attraction from what little we saw of Mike Colter as Luke Cage. Then there’s Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker, in whom you can see sincere concern and love for her friend.
The trailer leaves you with the feeling that it’s holding back on just how dark this series is going to be. Apparently, Kilgrave, played by the masterful David Tennant, loves making people kill themselves. We saw Trish Walker put a gun under her chin, saw a few people hang themselves and saw an entire police precinct frozen — guns drawn and ready to kill each other. If you know the character of the Purple Man, or Kilgrave, then you also know that a lot of these situations don’t turn out well.
Get excited you guys, this series looks like it’s going to be every bit as amazing as Daredevil.
Ever since her short-lived stint as a Super Hero ended in tragedy, Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) has been rebuilding her personal life and career as a hot-tempered, sardonic, badass private detective in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. Plagued by self-loathing, and a wicked case of PTSD, Jessica battles demons from within and without, using her extraordinary abilities as an unlikely champion for those in need… especially if they’re willing to cut her a check.