Reading reviews of Jessica Jones is really aggravating me. The truth is that “Jessica Jones” is a good show because it’s not a feminist show. With a couple of exceptions, we’re seeing characters live their lives. Whether it shows us a complex lesbian relationship, interracial sex (“Jessica Jones” just loves having Jess and Luke go at it like rabbits), or super-strong ladies, it works because that’s not what the show is about. It’s about a mind-controlling villain named Kilgrave and the superhero/PI who’s trying to stop him. Everything else is action based around the characters, but it doesn’t seem like it’s inserted to make a point.
So I’m complimenting the show. So far, at least, it’s had every opportunity to go full-on SJW and I don’t think it has, even if I think the lesbian drama is unnecessary and we don’t need to see every detail of Luke and Jess boning.
Other notes (With spoilers):
- Come on, did anybody not know Malcolm was the photographer? Who else could it be?
- Kilgrave’s weakness is…anesthesia? Not for nothing, but that’s everybody’s weakness. It’s like saying his weakness is a bullet in the head, or poison. It’s not that helpful.