I’ll do a real retrospective later (probably one for here and a slightly less partisan/foulmouthed one for Superversive SF), so here are my quick thoughts:
- This was thoroughly entertaining, and I’m genuinely glad I binge-watched it. Highly recommended.
- That said, episode ten, and to a slightly less extent episode eleven, were phenomenally stupid. So…Many…Plot holes…
Also, Trish taking out a former spec ops soldier because she took a pill. What the Hell was that?
- Tennant and the actress-who-plays-Jessica-whose-name-I-forget were stunningly good. Tennant especially was bone-chillingly terrifying.
- EarplugsEarplugsEarplugsEarplugsEarplugs…If you think Kilgrave is nearby, WEAR EAR PLUGS! Son of a bitch, Jessica…
- That anesthesia thing was dropped pretty quickly, and a good thing too. It’s a stupid weakness.
- Reviews of this show suck, and the comments sections of the reviews are even worse. Apparently Kilgrave is an MRA now? Ugh.
- That said, it leads into my biggest compliment of the show: It had every opportunity and reason to go full-on SJW, and, despite a couple of minor (in my opinion) missteps, it didn’t do it. It stayed true to its characters and its story and crafted a compelling drama around those elements. Feminism didn’t need to enter into it, and feminism didn’t enter into it. A little more on that later, though.
Still not as good as “Daredevil”, but that’s a high bar. No shame in not living up to it. In the show’s best moments it was absolutely terrifying.
I am reaally looking forward to season two (though sad to see Tennant’s Purple Man go). Good job to the Jones team!