We Aren’t Done With Jessica Jones, Right?

I am a seasoned Netflix-binger. When I decide to Netflix a show, I commit. I have no time for those people who watch an episode or two a week. If the generous Netflix gods are keen to provide us with several episodes of a show, you bet I’m gonna jump in, face first, and watch them all as quickly as I can.

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When it comes to watching shows like Supernatural or X-Files, it’s not a huge deal to pound through episodes because there are SO MANY to watch. But when it comes to Netflix originals, once you chug through a season, you’re done for like a year.

I finished Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt in about a month.

I finished the new season of Arrested Development in a few weeks.

I finished Master of None in a few weeks.

I was not going to do the same thing when it came to Jessica Jones. No, I was gonna make this show last. The thing is, that show is hella addicting, so I zipped through the first ten episodes crazy quickly. Then, I freaked out a little.

I was nearly done with the series, and there isn’t any word on season 2. I couldn’t keep up with this breakneck pace, so I decided to STOP. I stopped watching the show for about a month. Jessica Jones can’t end for me if I never finish the season, right? I had unlocked the key to Netflix binging: binge until the final few episodes, and stop cold turkey to avoid ever ending the show. Great plan, right?

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That awkward moment when you use a Tennant as Ten gif in a Jessica Jones post…

Well, I couldn’t stand it anymore, and I finished season one of Jessica Jones yesterday. What did I think of the show? Here is the official summation of all my feelings for Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones and the entire show in general:

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I won’t bore you with my thoughts on the whole season since there have been plenty of others who’ve written about how the show is the best thing ever. Suffice it to say that Jessica Jones is a solid superhero, and she seriously breaks out of the mold of most of the superhero stuff we see on TV today. She’s complicated, she’s damaged, she can be mean, she’s sarcastic, and I love her so much. Krysten Ritter unsurprisingly does a stellar job of bringing her to life. With the news of Daredevil season 2 getting a teaser trailer and release date, I figured we couldn’t be too far from hearing about season 2 of Jessica Jones. But not only do we not know when Jessica Jones season 2 is coming, we don’t even know if Jessica will even get a second season. That’s right. Netflix hasn’t even gone as far as to renew the show.

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Reasons for the lack of renewal have been things like the focus on launching The Other Avengers Defenders (which will be comprised of Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica, and potentially others). Since Jessica will be in that, Netflix is focusing on featuring her there rather than expanding on her crazy successful show.

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Don’t get me wrong, I dig crossover stuff, and I love the Avengers and how heavily those guys play in each others films. So yeah, Defenders sounds rad, but…why can’t we get more standalone Jessica and have Defenders? You know, like they’re doing with Matt Murdock? Maybe time and resources are an issue, but why not even say the show is renewed? Why is Netflix deciding to sit on a show that fans are obsessed with and actually differs a bit from every other superhero show and movie out there? Ultimately, I have no idea. Money, resources, and actor availability are real things that Netflix is juggling, but I know one thing for sure: we need more standalone shows and movies about female superheroes.

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There are lots of dudes in that space, and losing Jessica would be a huge blow. Krysten Ritter has already expressed that she’s more than game to reprise the role, so I really hope Netflix doesn’t cast Jessica Jones aside to focus more on stuff like Daredevil and Defenders. They’re building a really great and diverse group of superhero shows on Netflix, and I’d hate to see them toss out a great one that’s meant so much to so many people.

What did you think of Jessica Jones? Do you want Netflix to renew the show, or do you think one season is enough? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

12 thoughts on “We Aren’t Done With Jessica Jones, Right?

  1. Katie Conigliaro (@katsyxo) says:

    I’m not too terribly worried just yet, only because Jessica Jones is still pretty new. It only released 2-ish months ago, so it isn’t super surprising that they haven’t announced anything about a second season yet.

    I totally agree, though. If they let Jessica slip through to focus on another dude-focused show that we really don’t need, I’m gonna have some words for them.

    Katsyxo.com ❤

  2. B says:

    I’m not worried about Jessica Jones being renewed. I think these things take time, especially when they haven’t even cast Iron Fist yet or any of the cast for that show. Like you said, time is something that has to be juggled and Marvel Netflix has a lot going on.

  3. kaycreate says:

    Wow I didn’t realize it isn’t officially renewed yet. The first season did only come out a couple months ago, so perhaps these things just take more time? I don’t know, I have zero knowledge about that aspect of things. But I can’t fathom they wouldn’t give her more stand alone/a second season when not only was the show loved by fans but well regarded in critics eyes as well. That wouldn’t make sense from a business standpoint.

    • Kendall Ashley says:

      Yeah, I don’t know what the deal is. It hasn’t been that long, but I keep seeing stuff like “Jessica Jones s2 isn’t a given” and it worries me. I hope they’re just getting their ducks in a row and plan to renew. I need more of her!!!

  4. gamerwife says:

    Rick and I were so into Daredevil and Jessica Jones that we made a point of savouring them, limiting ourselves to just one or two episodes a night. It was tough, but so satisfying. As for not renewing Jessica Jones and just featuring her in an ensemble, this is exactly what happened to her in the comics and the character totally suffered. Considering the praise I would be surprised if they opted never to do another season. At least, I hope so.

  5. Tanea says:

    I agree with everything! I think they are going to renew it, they’re just focusing on the other shows first like you said. They’re trying to keep everything in a timeline so they can tell one big story. The new season definitely won’t be out until after all the other shows. At least we’ll have Daredevil back soon — I hope that maybe one of the JJ characters appears on there! But yeah they’d be crazy not to renew it with all the buzz it created.

  6. Dina Farmer says:

    I really enjoyed the show, but I am sure they will renew the show. It’s Netflix! They are new players to the game and I’m sure they like to make money. And with the reaction from everyone about this show, it would be a terrible move to not renew the show.

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