Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is a private detective who lives in the shadows, drinks very heavily and avoids relationships. At first, you think she’s just a bit of a weird loner – but as the series goes, it’s revealed that she was in a “relationship” with a guy called Kilgrave (David Tennant), a nasty man who can control people with his mind, and treated Jessica very poorly. Oh, and Jessica has superhero powers that she wants to keep to herself. When there’s her best mate, Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor) who is a radio host who is also quite kick ass in her own way, and we meet Luke Cage (Mike Colter) but more about him in his own review.
It took me a couple of episodes to get into this one – I started really disliking Jessica, but gradually I came to love her a lot. And I really liked the characters around her – and how wonderful to see Carrie-Anne Moss back as a cold, self-serving lawyer. Wonderful.