Marvel’s ‘Jessica Jones’: Early impressions suggest dark show lies ahead

Jessica Jones

The past few days have certainly suggested huge things for Marvel’s “Jessica Jones,” and for good reason: The series starring Krysten Ritter had its first episode screened at New York Comic-Con, and for the most part, some of the early reactions are far and away positive.

For one, this is not a show that the network is dumbing down for the sake of a mainstream audience. Anyone who read some of the comics knows that this is a some extremely dark source material, and you will get a chance to see that play out on the show itself. This, based on early reports from the screening, is one of the most violent and gritty comic series ever; it’s right up there when it comes to “Daredevil.” There is plenty of strong language, violence, and almost everything that could be thrown in there other than f-bombs and people showing off all of their bodies. There are still some sex scenes that are hardly appropriate for children.

We don’t want to spoil much of the show itself, but we anticipate that there will be a certain faithfulness to some of the source material. Jessica has some powers of a superhero, but there are elements to her backstory that make it hard for her to carry out those duties. Therefore, she takes on a different responsibility of private eye, and has a variety of interesting clients enter her orbit.

In case you forgot, another reason to be excited about this show is the presence of Luke Cage (Mike Colter), who will eventually star in a Netflix show of his own.

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