Jessica Jones Season 2 Review: 10 Spoiler-Free Reactions To First Five Episodes

1. It's Not As Great As Season 1, But Is A More Balanced Show

Jessica Jones Season 2

It’s hard to say Jessica Jones Season 2 is better at this stage, but that's because it's got a harder task: it has a lot of expectation to live up to, since the first was so great and there's been such a long gap between them. It's also on the backfoot because it doesn't have the advantage of David Tennant's Kilgrave, or even Mike Colter's Luke Cage, both of whom were big presences in the equivalent Season 1 instalments.

And yet what the show loses there, it gains in how much it develops its characters and world. As you'd expect from a second season, everything is more fully fleshed out here, characters are stepping up and becoming more fully-formed, and the show is less of a two-hander between hero and villain. It still rests a lot upon Krysten Ritter's able shoulders, but Carrie-Anne Moss holds a largely unrelated plotline, and when the show decides to follow, say, Trish or Malcolm there's not a noticeable dip in quality.

It feels more confident in its tone, style, and its messages, knowing that it's a voice that needs to be heard. It might not hit the highs of Season 1, but it does feel like a more well-rounded show overall.

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