Watch Jessica jones

1 year ago | Whyknotzoidberg (Member)

Do it.

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  1. Ergo_Summer (Member)

    Posted 1 year ago

    Have you nothing substantial to say? "Do it."

    Really?

    Yeah, very convincing. Try again. Tell us why you think we should watch it instead of offering a meager two-word post that says nothing about this series you want us to watch. Also, how does it relate to Web Fiction Guide? Is it the fact that it's an arc-driven series on Netflix?

    In that case, you should pet a kitten since you both need oxygen to survive.

    Do it.

  2. Taulsn (Member)

    Posted 1 year ago

    It was good but it suffered from pacing issues.

  3. Tartra (Member)

    Posted 1 year ago

    Too busy watching Ash vs. Evil Dead.

    The Other Kind of Roommate — Like Fight Club meets X-Men meets The Matrix meets Superbad.
  4. Khronosabre (Member)

    Posted 1 year ago

    Man in the High Castle anyone?

  5. Whyknotzoidberg (Member)

    Posted 1 year ago

    @Tartra I'm a big fan of the movies, is it worth? Same with man in the high castle?

  6. Tartra (Member)

    Posted 1 year ago

    @Whyknot - Ohhhhhh my Gooooood. Yes. Yes, yes, yes. The show is still kind of trying to figure what direction it should aim for, but the overall deal IS SO AMAZING. I love AvED. It's beautiful, Bruce Campbelly, intentionally B-screen gold.

    The Other Kind of Roommate — Like Fight Club meets X-Men meets The Matrix meets Superbad.
  7. Jim Zoetewey (Moderator)

    Posted 1 year ago

    I'd heard that Man in the High Castle was good. As much as I've enjoyed reading Phillip K. Dick's books, it seems like the more successful adaptions of them aren't very much like them. This may be a good thing as his stories are often fairly surreal.

    Not coincidentally, he was often high while writing.

  8. Whyknotzoidberg (Member)

    Posted 1 year ago

    Really? thats hilarious! That reminds me about how Ayn raynd was on a several week long amphetamines binge while she wrote atlas shrugged

  9. Psycho Gecko (Member)

    Posted 1 year ago

    As one of apparently a limited number of people who didn't care for Daredevil, I gave Jessica Jones a try. Then I watched the rest of it.

    Much better characters. Unlike Daredevil, which tried to have gritty and realistic fight scenes, but failed when they dragged on and on and on, Jessica Jones took the focus off fights. That was possible in part because of characters having superpowers. The conflicts between main characters are generally less outright fighting between them, too. That's because the main antagonist is not a physical villain. This makes the entire situation much scarier. The problem is not that the characters can't find out who the enemy is and then follow it up with the inevitable beating. Jessica Jones actually lives up to her profession as a PI, but there's the very real possibility that any attempt to fight her opponent will land her in a fate worse than death. Thus, the conflict is more cerebral, and the series resonates with more relatable themes involving abuse and powerlessness. The supernatural elements help drive this, rather than being used to emphasize that regular humans are not a part of the story.

    Plus, it's neat that there are so many other Marvel characters being brought into the universe, as a minor pro.

    I'm not so good at judging pacing, though I've heard people take issue with that. Plus, there is a seriously stupid-cheesy moment or two that can make you roll your eyes, like at the end of the first episode. A few are even outright idiots at the worst times, above and beyond what you'd expect of normal people, all for the sake of driving conflict. I'm looking at you, Robyn and Jeri. And Frank. And Trish. Ok, so I guess it happens a few times.

    Overall, I enjoyed it.

  10. Chrysalis (Member)

    Posted 1 year ago

    I'm a little underwhelmed with it - I'm the opposite of Psycho Gecko, I suppose. I liked the characters in Daredevil better.

    When Jessica Jones, I don't really care about any of the characters except Jessica. I especially don't care about that lawyer's marriage problems, and those drag on forever and ever... why? I also find Jessica frustratingly dense at times. Even more so considering she's a private eye and should know better. I wish her expertise as a detective actually came into play for the series.

    Overall, after watching 8 or so episodes, I feel like nothing really happened - even though stuff did happen. I don't know why, but that's how I feel about it.

    Anathema, a web serial about the effect superpowers would have on our world. http://anathemaserial.wordpress.com/

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