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Five Things We Hope to See In Season 2 of 'Jessica Jones'

By Riley Silverman | Streaming | May 14, 2016 | Comments ()

By Riley Silverman | Streaming | May 14, 2016 |


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With the announcement that Netflix has greenlit a second season of the hit super-powered detective series Jessica Jones, I got to thinking about some of the things I really loved about the first season, and what I’m hoping to see in season two. Warning, may contain season one spoilers.

1. Whiskey

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Much has been written about the fairly accurate depictions of PTSD in the series, an important bit of representation that is often overlooked or sidestepped in superhero stories. Another frequent thread in the first season is Jessica’s love of whiskey. Whether it’s bourbon, rye, or scotch, Jessica downs it like a sailor. Looking forward to more of her binge drinking while I do my binge watch of season 2, because I was gonna be drinking all that whiskey myself anyway and now it won’t feel like I’m drinking alone again

2. Krysten Ritter

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With today’s reboot happy culture, let’s hope that Marvel doesn’t decide to give Jessica Jones the Spider-man treatment and recast the role. Krysten Ritter was perfectly cast as the brooding detective and it would be a shame to replace her so early on. Look, I like Jennifer Lawrence as much as anyone but she doesn’t have to play every single part.

3. Kilgrave

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One of the great tragedies of the first season of Jessica Jones was the death of villain Kilgrave. Finally through their Netflix shows, Marvel has created villains worthy of their heroes’ stories, from the shades-of-Walter-White Kingpin to the menacing voiced Kilgrave. But while Wilson Fisk kicks his heels in jail waiting for Vincent D’onofrio to sign another contract, Kilgrave went pop boom dead at the end of season one. Luckily the show managed to toss in one easter egg reference to Doctor Who, allowing for the return of the character in the form of Matt Smith. Added bonuses for this include future clickbait articles asking the reader if they noticed the change, and the fact that Matt already has the purple jacket from his last Doctor costume, so wardrobe can save a few bucks.

4. Infinity Stones

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The one problem with Jessica Jones is that the story was too easy to follow and understand. By choosing to focus on its own characters and tell its own self-contained story, it made itself almost feel like it doesn’t belong in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Where’s the convolution? Where’s the needless inclusion of deep cut references to other movies and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. series? I mean if Rosario Dawson hadn’t shown up as the Night Nurse how would we have even known it was a shared universe story? A few random, well placed mentions of the Chitauri invasion to plant seeds of world building? Come on. We need some crazy story involving a Macguffin stone and a shot of Thanos grinning or griping or we might have to expect this show to continue to carry its own weight.

5. Rey

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Jessica Jones is one of the more prominent feminist pop culture series of the last year, and yet Rey, the mysterious scavenger who stole our hearts in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is nowhere to be found. This seems like a ridiculous oversight considering that Rey is clearly the main character of the picture. I’m not sure what kind of marketing crap they’re trying to pull with this, but frankly I plan to be tweeting plenty of #WheresRey hashtags during season 2 of Jessica Jones if they can’t get their act together over at Disney.

Riley “Rye” Silverman is a comedian and writer and might possibly be just a little into style and fashion and Doctor Who. You can follow her on Twitter.


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