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The new JESSICA JONES season is hot

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I don't know about you but I have a thing for superheroes series and Marvel's Jessica Jones is one of the most enjoyable out there. You can watch the entire season two online, if you agree.

Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is still full of rage and unwilling to take her superhero powers and officially turn them into saving-people-all-day-long mechanism. She's still hurting and there's no remedy outside booze and violence that resonates. However, she's back doing her detective work and throwing punches around. To make matters worse, her past comes back to haunt her in a brand new and heartbreaking way.

"Jessica Jones is not just Marvel’s only female frontwoman, but the franchise’s personification of female rage — a force that has become so potent, in the years since her first appearance, that half a million people marched on Washington, Oprah flirted with running for president, and rapists, abusers, and harassers have been dragged out of the highest halls of power and privilege, practically kicking and screaming as they go. Creator Melissa Rosenberg’s interpretation of Brian Michael Bendis’ comic-book heroine could not have been more prescient, given that the first season laid out one stubborn, damaged woman’s journey to confronting and finally neutralizing a man whom she both loved and was victimized by, Kilgrave (David Tennant). Jessica’s arc required a reflexive reckoning with her own self-loathing, including an attempt to grapple with consent that went far beyond what was outlined in the graphic novels. Part of the series’ timeliness is in locating how Jessica — who, like many women today, is powerful, independent, and doesn’t take any s–t — could still be violated." (Variety)

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"Marvel Television Studios’ Netflix shows have contrasted with Marvel Studios’ MCU films since they launched, and that contrast is strongly accentuated in this series, as Jessica Jones asks what it means to be a superhero without a secret identity, the resources of Tony Stark, or problems on a global scale. Jessica can’t punch her way out of most of her problems, and when she can, she generally shouldn’t. Coping with them challenges her limited ability to exercise restraint. A scene where she attends an anger management class is one of the season’s most evocative, as other members share stories of PTSD and abuse, set to the rhythmic beat of a stress ball being bounced against the wall of a dimly lit basement. It shows that while Jessica’s trauma is extraordinary, tied to a supervillain’s powers and a mad scientist’s tampering, her decision to suffer alone is a much more ordinary, relatable choice. Creator and showrunner Melissa Rosenberg and her writers emphasize how Jessica needs to open up and accept support from those around her if she’s going to successfully fight both her inner demons and the season’s external threat." (The Verge)

"The series has a female showrunner, Melissa Rosenberg, and the entire season has been directed by women, so it seems fitting that it is the female characters – in addition to Jessica, of course – who command the most attention this time. (Though, #NotAllMen, Malcolm’s transition from addict neighbour to Veronica Mars wannabe is a welcome development.) Carrie-Anne Moss’s ruthless lawyer, Jeri, is getting bucket-loads of comeuppance from every side, although her predicament looks likely to manoeuvre her into a worryingly ambivalent position. Substitute sister and best friend, Trish, is a fascinating and complex portrait of female ambition. While Trish is dealing with some #TimesUp issues from her child-star past, the show has made the decision to build up her partnership with Jessica, which is turning out to be fun. It’s like two Nancy Drews, if one of them had a serious drinking problem and depressive streak." (The Guardian)

"With its blend of dark, pointed humour – “I never take no for an answer,” says one character who’s trying to recruit Jessica, “How rapey of you,” she shoots back – and noir-style emotional clout, the show does what every good comic book story should: uses a fake world to shine a light on real human problems. But how does it move forward when it’s killed one of the most interesting, complex villains Marvel has ever created? In the first five episodes that were made available for preview, it never quite answers that question. Like the Penrose stairs, each episode builds to a climax that never quite materialises. Still, it’s so well made that just climbing those stairs is satisfying enough. " (Telegrap)

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