Marvel's Jessica Jones: Season 1 Reviews

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December 14, 2015
In a genre format that is often reflexively juvenile about sexuality, Jessica Jones is distinctly adult, an allegory that is unafraid of ugliness.
December 9, 2015
This is a supernatural drama of the first order, with the human condition of its anti-heroine also in sharp focus. Once you start watching, you may not be able to put her down.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 25, 2015
While Jessica Jones is a part of the Marvel Universe, Jessica belongs to no one but herself, just as her story belongs to every woman who has known both failure and triumph in the everyday heroics of the battle with her own demons.
November 23, 2015
The first episode of Jessica Jones feels far more like a gritty arthouse episode of SVU than a superhero show (and I mean that as a compliment).
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Top Critic
November 23, 2015
Netflix's Jessica Jones is a proud addition to that pantheon, wrapping one of the best TV shows of the year in a woman's struggle to defeat the abuser who nearly ruined her life.
November 20, 2015
It's packaged as a superhero thriller, but it's much smarter than that.
November 20, 2015
Yes, Jessica Jones is as good as you've heard. Better yet, it's enjoyable even if you've never heard of the main character and know nothing of the comics it's based on.
November 20, 2015
Jessica Jones is well-executed on the level we've come to expect from Netflix-produced series, featuring a top-notch cast, solid writing and great use of its New York location to invoke both classic noir and '70s cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 20, 2015
Jessica Jones is more psychologically complex, acknowledging how painful it can be to flee, to be free - even when you have an iron fist.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 20, 2015
The cast treats the dime-novel dialogue ("I don't flirt. I just say what I want.") with such richness that you won't miss the explosions that often deafen other shows in the genre.
November 20, 2015
This was one of those weird premiere deals where I was not feeling the first half, and absolutely 100% down by the end of the second.
November 20, 2015
That series is all Jessica all the time, and as terrific as Ritter is at playing this damaged hero, the narrow constraints of the focus begin to wear.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 20, 2015
The show is even more stylized than the comic, leaning heavily into the neo-noir elements with a jazzy score by Sean Callery and atmospheric cinematography from Manuel Billeter.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 19, 2015
Its 13-episode debut season delivers a solid punch of dark and atmospheric character-building, using the Marvel world as a sandbox to explore one woman's unique place in it.
Top Critic
November 19, 2015
Ritter's terrific, and for the most part, so is her new series.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 19, 2015
Jessica Jones stands by itself as a fascinating work of TV, and represents the evolutionary leap Marvel has been waiting to take in terms of telling a wider variety of stories.
November 19, 2015
While the Marvel films... have leaned towards the idea of creating comic book material for adults to enjoy, this series feels like the first superhero show really just for grown-ups - and it totally works.
November 19, 2015
Jones, Marvel's most interesting character yet, won't be defined as anything so boring as a superhero.
November 19, 2015
Much of the time Jessica Jones feels pretty close to Marvel at its best.
November 19, 2015
With its dark edge, low-key action sequences, and dry humor, Marvel's Jessica Jones is a unique addition to TV's growing Marvel universe.
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