What happens when you get Luke Cage (Mike Colter), Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) and The Iron Fist (Finn Jones) together to fight the evil force that is The Hand? Eight episodes of action? Well, kind of. There were some amazing fight scenes, and it was great to see these characters, along with their various sidekicks and the like together, but yet to me, it was lacking something. I wanted to like this more, I really did. And despite not loving it, I really want more. Plus it was great to see Sigourney Weaver in a pretty tops role.
June (Dreama Walker) arrives in New York from small town America somewhere with a great job and apartment lined up. Unfortunately, as she arrives, the company folds and she is left out of work and homeless on the streets – until she moves in with Chloe (Krysten Ritter) , the bitch from the title. Quickly she discovers that Chloe is a self-centred nasty-pasty who will do whatever she needs to for a good time – usually accompanied by her best mate, James Van Der Beek (playing himself. Well, a version of himself. Brilliantly. I totally love him after this). There there’s the stalker down the hall, the dodgy fiancé, the pervert in the next building – so much fun,
I loved this and was so disappointed to see that it only ran to two seasons. Every time you think it’s done all it can do, they push it just that little bit further – or that huge amount further. I hope the creative team who put this together do a lot more great show and I hear about them. I want more.
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.