Strong language warning.
HOLY FUCKING SHIT. That was absolutely terrifying. That was seriously one of the most frightening things I’ve ever seen on TV or screen.
The whole thing was unsettling, but that ending? WOW. WOW. My hands are actually still shaking slightly.
Other impressions: The whole thing is very, very noir. Some of her quips early on seemed a little bit too try-hard. Yes, I get it, you’re very noir Jessica.
The explicit sex scene was entirely unnecessary and had no business being there (Isn’t noir a more “fade to black” sort of genre anyway?), but then reviews wouldn’t be raving about how Jessica “takes control of her sexuality” without that scene, would they? Which of course has absolutely nothing to do with the real reasons this was such a strong episode of television.
Ditto with the lesbians. No point, except to advertise that they had lesbians. Wheeeeeeee.
I still prefer “Daredevil”, though. The strong Catholic element and man, those fight scenes, still put it over the top for me…even when comparing pilot to pilot.
But wow. WOW. I’m mightily impressed. Will continue with this series later, after I take a few more deep breaths. Main Street, Birch Street, Higgins Drive…