As folks know, Marvel’s extensive universe includes comics, movies, and television shows. Specifically the Marvel Cinematic Universe for television (or simply Marvel Television) includes a number of shows that seem to cross over multiple networks. But Netflix has a handful that includes a group of characters that have become the superhero team, The Defenders. One such character, Jessica Jones, is an interesting personality as her comic back-story includes being an ex-superhero who now decides to do private eye work.
Though having super strength, Jessica Jones chooses to work for Alias Investigations, her one-woman outfit that habitually works on extramarital affair cases. Helping her along, she has her sister, Trish Walker, a former child starlet which now officiates an investigative radio talk show. During the two seasons of the show, people who have haunted Jessica return to cause havoc not only within her own life but throughout New York City. Jessica must use her investigating instincts to stop the antagonists while also keeping her own personal demons in check.
Krysten Ritter, best known prior for her role in Breaking Bad, stars as the eponymous lead. The show brings this lesser known Marvel character to the screen with mostly positive reviews. The 22 episodes include large supporting roles by known talent including Rachael Taylor, Carrie-Anne Moss, Rebecca De Mornay, and David Tennant. Dark Discussions Podcast takes a look at this unconventional “superhero” show and gives their thoughts.