JESSICA JONES' Showrunner Hired 13 Women Directors and Has a 50/50 Crew
Mar 09 2018 by Johnnie Parsons
Marvel sure does love a mystery. You can tell nearly immediately that certain characters are introduced into the story to play as a diversion from the A-storyline, just so they can keep their 13-episode quota intact. Following the initial launch of shows, another series hit the Marvel Netflix Universe: The Punisher, starring Jon Bernthal as the lethal vigilante.
"I really like the feeling of being a little bigger and occupying more space in the world and being able to lift my own suitcases up the stairs and stuff", she said. Because Jessica's demons and the forces conspiring against her are mostly within, not without. Is this Dr. Hansen or someone she was trying to get rid of? Who is Janet McTeer playing? This is only the second episode, too! Since Jessica Jones is written and directed by women, this may be inspired by real-life experiences, where women have to work together to deal with sexual harassment, knowing that the "official channels" are too high a risk.
Krysten Ritter plays the titular hero on "Jessica Jones". The new episodes have some amusing ideas, such as enrolling Jessica in a court-ordered anger-management class, but laughs are rare in Jessica Jones, which is a problem over the course of the first five episodes made available for review.
Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker and Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones in "Jessica Jones". And why didn't she reach out to her sooner? With "Defenders" behind us, and the introduction of The Punisher, Jessica Jones is on deck. It's a testimonial quoting Lee: "Forbush and Associates got me $5.2 million!" But as the flashbacks in the seventh episode detail, Alisa survived the vehicle crash. barely. Alisa wakes up in a hospital bed, completely burned and scarred into an unrecognizable form (we're talking Anakin Skywalker on Mustafar levels of burned).
One of the things impeding Season 2's momentum is that we don't meet our villain until several episodes in, nor do we realize the scope of her (yes, her) ability and vitriol until later. Waking up shortly after the accident with her body completely covered in burns, Alisa attempted to escape the doctors at IGH only to accidentally attack her young daughter, who didn't recognize her disfigured mother at the time. Alas, Jessica flashes back to the funeral for her family, and her presence attracts the attention of someone else there. Not feel it, defeat some bad guys, and move on forever: feel it and accept that she probably always will to some extent. It's Kilgrave, suggesting she "make it look like a suicide". "She wants to be taken more seriously". In the comics, she (or more accurately he, as the character's gender was changed for the Netflix Original) is merely the lawyer and business representative for the company, which is owned by Luke Cage and Danny Rand, but that doesn't mean it has to go this way in the series. By the time she recovered enough, she endowed with super powers, but also had mental instability as a side effect of her powers. She obviously hates him, but when she allows him back into her life, it's not for therapeutic reasons or revenge. She snapped, slammed his head into a brick wall repeatedly, and bounced when she heard her daughter coming.
But many years later, when Jessica is already into her twenties, Alisa's patience runs out. The party ends after Cheng shows up to say he's going to file a complaint against Jessica.