Marvel’s second Netflix series dropped just over a month ago, and it’s surpassed Daredevil in our affections–something we really didn’t think was possible. Like all great genre work, it uses its fantastic elements to illuminate real-world issues faced by real-world people. Its exploration of the effects of rape, domestic abuse, and PTSD feels true and compelling–and it’s presented in a way that makes it accessible to viewers who may not be immediately sympathetic. And yet somehow the show is also deeply entertaining. Truly we live in an age of miracles.
- Jessica Jones on Netflix
- Slate: How Jessica Jones Absorbed the Anxieties of Gamergate
- Tor: What Rape Apologists Need to Learn From Jessica Jones
- More Slate: The Villain in Jessica Jones Is the Most Terrifying Bad Guy on Television
- Cracked: 5 Ways Jessica Jones Perfectly Portrays Being Stalked
- io9: Jessica Jones Has Given Us Marvel’s Greatest Live-Action Villain by Far