7 December 2015

Jessica Jones

I want to take a moment and say thanks to my good man Safi, because he is the reason why I now have a weird thing with Jessica Jones. I am not sure if I want to be her, or if I love her but it is very definitely a blend of the two.

After the plethora of severely terrible TV show adaptations of comic book heroes, it's nice to have a reprieve.
Say hi to Jessica, a former superhero who now works as a private eye. Which is also something I would want to do in life. Not the superhero thing but become a PI. She is sassy, broody and has a super female-Sherlock thing going on.
She is going through PTSD from an affair with a man who has the power to manipulate people. I have so far seen like 2 episodes but oh, my lord it is fantastic and super intriguing. I want to binge watch the show, but there aren't enough of shows to be considered a binge.
There are a bunch of other characters but I can not stop focusing on Carrie Ann Moss who plays a cheating lesbian and I love her. I subscribe to Buzzfeed's Dude a Day newsletter, which is surprising to no one. And on the 8th of December, the man of the day was, Mike Colter.
Since I realise that not everyone is as ardent a follower of pretty men as I am, here is what I received,

Mike's the kind of guy who's not afraid to pick you up and put you places — but gently, of course.
BuzzFeed Dude A Day
Talk Mikey to me.
Behold Mike Colter. Tender, gentle Mike Colter, who plays tender, gentle Luke Cage on Marvel's newest series, Jessica Jones. Look upon him with your own two eyes. Look into his two eyes, his own two beautiful, beautiful eyes. They are like pools of crushed velvet to roll around in, if that crushed velvet also smelled like Nutella and dreams come true. They are so gentle and tender. Just imagine how gentle and tender his hands must be. *shivers* He probably has very large hands, slightly callused because he clearly spends his spare time replanting deforested areas, gently carrying around so many fledgling trees and tenderly planting them in the ground. *wistful sigh*
A date with Mike would be the gentlest, tender-est date ever. You would talk about your feelings. He would be forthcoming with his thoughts and emotions, and not judge you for yours. You would feel warm and safe and cared for. You would know deep in your heart that you are not a piece of shit. Also, he's, um, definitely larger than you. Like, he could probably lift you onto various surfaces — tables or desks or against walls, even without super-strength — but gently, of course. Because Mike's nothing if not gentle — and so, so tender.
Yours in thirst,
Kaye (@ohkayewhatever)
You are welcome, rest of the world. 

The acting is superb, the filming is wonderfully done and good lord they have the best quotable dialogues around. I really want to know what happens and it really isn't all that predictable so far.Which is a sign of a well written script. Jessica is shown as a dark and emotionally unstable woman and let's be honest, we are all that person inside.

There isn't a lot I can say but it is truly a well made TV show. FINALLY, I have something new to look forward to.

The Good: It's a superhero but not really superhero show. 
The Bad: It's Netflix, so they only release a season at a time and that shit is infuriating. 

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