TV Review: Jessica Jones

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Earlier this year, Daredevil hit like a bullet from Netflix. While the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a pop cultural juggernaut, the movies tend to still be for families, an idea that Daredevil ran counter to with its dark interpretation of the character. The question of course comes, how does one top that? Both in ambition and perhaps even in tone. JessicaJones is that answer. Based on the Alias series back from the ye olde days of Marvel MAX by Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Gaydos, it was well-known at the time not just for being the first comic of its kind from Marvel, but also for its unrelenting depiction of PTSD and the often failed attempts of the protagonist Jessica Jones to pick up the shattered pieces of her life.

The question that comes to mind though: is how do you adapt a story that was…

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