Jessica Jones Season 3 Review
IMDb 8/0/10 Metacritic 64% Rotten Tomatoes 73%
Krysten Ritter (The Defenders, Breaking Bad, Veronica Mars, Gilmore Girls)
Rachael Taylor (Charlie’s Angels, Grey’s Anatomy, Transformers, The Defenders)
Carrie Lynn-Moss (The Matrix, Humans, Memento, Daredevil, Luke Cage)
Jeremy Bobb (Mosiac, Russian Doll, The Son)
With this season we bid a fond farewell to the Netflix shows that branched into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the likes of Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Punisher. It started just over four years ago with Daredevil then onto this series Jessica Jones and the rest followed suit one by one. Each one gave us a couple of seasons into the lives of some of the less mainstream Heroes for Hire that we probably never would have gotten on the big screen..
The third and final season of Jessica Jones has a couple of key focal points. The major one throughout was the idea of Trisha Walker (Hellcat) and how she deals with her new found powers after the events of season two. They bring in Gregory Sallinger as the outside villain which is a lot different from the comic version that some of us will know (Foolkiller). However, Sallinger brings a solid arc to both Jessica and Trish throughout for different reasons as they try to overcome him and the obstacles he sets along the way along with the struggles between both Jessica and Trisha themselves.
Everyone I have talked to really enjoyed this season more so than the previous one and I would agree 100% I completely forgot it was coming out until I happened to go onto Netflix and saw it in the notifications I was like oh right totally forgot about it. I stopped all my other watchings and got to watching this one over the course of the week. Took me a little longer to watch it than previous seasons of the Netflix shows but it gave more time to appreciate the final season that Netflix gave us and I think it was a solid sendoff. Luke Cage even makes a brief appearance within the season which may have been a bit unnecessary but with the past they have on screen and in the comics it made some season to have him make a brief cameo.
The one thing this season really changed was the dynamic of the characters and their self-destructive natures. Previously, Jessica topped those rankings by a large margin instead this season she seemed to drop to the bottom of the totem pole. Malcolm, Jeri and Trisha are just big tornados of self-destruction. Malcolm struggling with his girlfriend who works at Jeri’s firm. Jeri going back and forth between her love of Kith and dealing with her personal struggle with ALS. Trish trying to deal with her powers and the morality in which she is using them. It does take away from Jessica’s self destruction quite a bit this season and that is what I really enjoyed about the show was her inner struggle dealing with all her issues and that is almost an afterthought compared to the others in this season
If you have come this far with the series of shows that Netflix has brought us to this point then there is certainly no reason to not watch this final installment of those series and the final season of Jessica Jones as we know it now. Whether or not it gets rebooted who knows? The fates of these series are truly up in the air with all the business changes in the background between Disney and Marvel. Will we get more shows like this? We don’t know. If we do will they be of the same calibre and quality? We don’t know. If you haven’t watched the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it was brought to us by Netflix then what the hell are you waiting for. It’s some of the best seasons of television shows in a pretty consistent fashion. I don’t think there was a single season of any of the franchises that I hated at all. Some I preferred over others but they were all good in their own way. And yes, that includes Iron Fist I enjoyed both seasons quite a bit and probably were one of the few in my circle of friends and I have no problem admitting that.
My final thought on this season was that I thought the ending of the show was a complete surprise and a truly fitting end to the show. I honestly didn’t see it coming at all and when it played itself out I didn’t think there could have been a better ending to be honest. It was a solid season from beginning to end. Were there things that could have been improved, sure there was. But it doesn’t take away from the solid programming it gave us for the final installment of Jessica Jones at least for now. Maybe it gets brought back. Maybe it doesn’t. Either way I am pleased with how it turned out for as long as we had it and pleased for all the other shows that Netflix brought us as well.
4 Beards out of 5