Jessica Jones S:02 E:02

Episode Title: AKA Freak Accident
Originally Aired: March 8th, 2018

“Maybe I am a freak, but someone made me this way. And this lab rat’s got some complaints.” With Jessica’s anger management issues, you definitely won’t want to be the one on the receiving end of those complaints.

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One thing I really liked about this episode is that it merged the themes of season one with this season’s storyline. Trish has a background that is unexpectedly similar to Jessica’s. They both have past trauma with sexual abuse caused by charismatic men who are used to getting everything they want. What’s worse in Trish’s case is that she was essentially pimped out by her mother so Dorothy could continue to live vicariously through Trish’s fame. It would be easy to read this episode as a #MeToo inspired but it is important to note that pre-production on this episode started almost a year and a half before Harvey Weinstein was outed. I think that fact makes the episode even more commendable for its decisions to tackle a subject that wasn’t widely addressed. I am interested in seeing if they tell us that this incident was the cause of Trish’s obsession with powered people and the idea of saving people.

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Jessica spends the episode following the clues left by the Whizzer to figure out who killed him and who is responsible for what happened to the two of them. Unfortunately, her first lead Dr. Koslov turns out to be a dead end, leaving us to wonder if he was an innocent man who maybe knew too much or an evil doctor who was taken out by his bosses. Malcolm spends all of his time trying to help Jess and avoiding his addiction, supplementing drugs for construction work and casual sex, an act his boss also finds comfort in. After her recent medical news, Jeri takes a day off fueled by drugs and hookers while she tries to come to terms with a yet unknown diagnosis. Her bender is only going to last a day as she eventually kicks the women out of her home and plans her next move. You can see Jeri’s strength and determination, you wouldn’t want to be on the opposing team, but she may lack focus leaving herself vulnerable.

I think that the major theme of this season will be the past coming back to haunt you. Trish has to relive her experience with Max her abuser, Jessica is still battling the effects of Kilgrave, the loss of her family and now, how she was experimented on. Sometimes it’s not the long-forgotten past coming back on you. Jessica is visited by the police over what happened to the Whizzer but the most notable example of the recent past coming back on them is the return of Will Simpson. I can’t wait to see what else will come out of the dark recesses of IGH and Jessica’s psyche, when she begins her anger management classes, as the season continues


Jessica Jones S:02 E:01

Episode Title: AKA Start at the Beginning
Originally Aired: March 8th 2018

It has been nearly 2 and a half years since the premiere of Jessica Jones season one and it is time to break out the whiskey because the self proclaimed bitch is back. This year is all about the power of women. Every episode was directed by a woman, each episode has its own poster designed by a woman, its three main characters are women and it was released on International Women’s Day. Continue reading Jessica Jones S:02 E:01

The Punisher S:01 E:13

Episode Title: Memento Mori
Originally Aired: November 17th 2017

We have reached the conclusion, the final battle in Frank Castle’s war on the men who murdered his family and left him for dead. The only one left standing is William “Billy” Russo, former Cerberus team member, former best friend and the series’ one true villain. Most of the bad guys up to this point did it for the money or for a twisted sense of justice, Billy did it out of a sense of entitlement and enjoyment. He is the first bad guy to attack innocent people, making him the one we want put down the hardest. Continue reading The Punisher S:01 E:13

The Punisher S:01 E:12

Episode Title: Home
Originally Aired: November 17th, 2017

If home is where the heart is, where does Frank’s heart belong? Is it in the afterlife with his wife and kids or is it in the real-world as an agent of vengeance and justice? We get the answer in this week’s episode of The Punisher but it isn’t straight forward, it, like everything else in this show is complicated and ugly. Continue reading The Punisher S:01 E:12

The Punisher S:01 E:11

Episode Title: Danger Close
Originally Aired: Nonmember 17th 2017

Does a broken man feel most comfortable looking at his reflection in a broken mirror? Since the death of his family Frank has never been more demoralized than he is now, his civilian family was taken away by his military family in the ultimate betrayal leaving Frank feeling completely isolated. Frank was on a mission and now it is a suicide mission he will bring down Russo and Rawlins even if it costs his life. The only thing that can knock him off of his one-track thought is innocent people being put in danger. Continue reading The Punisher S:01 E:11

The Punisher S:01 E:10

Episode Title: Virtue of the Vicious
Originally Aired November 17th 2017

If you think of the thirteen episodes of this season as a movie we are solidly in the third act and barreling towards what promises to be an action-packed climax. Tonight’s episode was present very differently than any of the preceding episodes, instead of following a timeline with occasional flashbacks this episode turned time on its head. Continue reading The Punisher S:01 E:10

The Punisher S:01 E:09

Episode Title: Front Toward Enemy
Originally Aired: November 17th 2017

Front toward enemy is the iconic branding on the front of claymore mines is an ominous warning about the subject matter of the latest episode. Three blasts rip through government buildings around New York City leaving its inhabitants afraid and angry. If you for got the end of a couple episodes ago then the identity of the attacker may take you by surprise. Continue reading The Punisher S:01 E:09

The Punisher S:01 E:07

Episode Title: Crosshairs
Originally Aired November 17th 2017

It is all downhill from here as we have officially crossed the half way mark in season 1. The bad guys are still confident that they have the high ground even though they no how dangerous them men hunting them are. The good guys now know almost everyone involved in destroying their lives, finally providing an end to their hit list. For those of us who are already dreading the end of the season we can rest easy because our favorite disciplinarian will be getting a second season. Continue reading The Punisher S:01 E:07

The Punisher S:01 E:06

Episode Title: The Judas Goat
Originally Aired: November 17th 2017

Episode six was a lesson in dichotomies it as simultaneously the sweetest and most brutal episode of the series so far. Frank’s delusions and flashbacks to the death of his family receive an unexpected uptick in viciousness. The tale of a soldier struggling with his return to life as a civilian took a dramatic and fatal turn. A real life story of military training that is every PETA members worst nightmare and a betrayal round out the depressing side of the episode. Continue reading The Punisher S:01 E:06