I initially gave up on this program after the 3rd episode because of the slow pace, very large plot holes and the fact that it is one of the most boring shows I have ever watched. I was persuaded to carry on watching, so I did but only made it to episode 7 with my dislike for the show and the writers growing with each episode.
All my initial dislikes of this show still hold true except I have now added total and complete contempt for the main character. In my original review I stated that I liked the character and the actor, that has changed, now she just annoys the hell out of me. To keep a dead-end story line going and to raise the body count the writers have made her so weak and so emotionally/psychologically damaged that the whole show is now nothing but garbage. Jessica had a chance to end her torment and to save countless lives and what does she do – absolutely nothing except give in utterly and completely to her tormentor. He keeps killing people and her answer is to get herself locked up in a supermax prison so that he would have to come after her himself, like hell he would. All he needs to do is contact one of her off duty guards – problem solved. Why did she not just kill him when she had the chance ? So far she has had at least 2 opportunities but she does nothing except feel completely sorry for herself and lets others suffer for her. How many other people need to die before she comes to the conclusion that it will not end until he is gone ? But then the writers would have to actually start thinking and working to come up with decent stories and plots.
Why don’t the writers just give us the ending that we all desire – let Jessica Jones blow her own brains out and put her out of our misery. This would make for a very short series but at least I would be happy. This show could have been great but instead it was vastly over hyped to get as many suckers as possible to watch it and suffers from bad writing and story-line.
I honestly cannot understand all the great reviews that this crap is getting. There are glaciers melting faster than the plot line moves. The lead character is completely unlikable and self-absorbed, damaged beyond salvation/redemption. The main bad guy (the ONLY bad guy) is totally and utterly unbelievable. Each episode is 50 – 55 minutes long and virtually nothing happens. Put this show down and lets hope that the Luke Cage series starting next year will live up to the hype.