Marvel’s Jessica Jones is quite possibly the best entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far. The series’ first season is liberally sprinkled with the kind of plot and dialogue you might find in the best work of Dashiell Hammett or Philip Chandler – and seasoned with the kind of problematic superheroic action of a Stan Lee (though the actual use of powers is not as overt, for the most part, as with Netflix’s Daredevil series).
Jones is a former superhero (it ended badly for her) who has taken to working as a private investigator in Hell’s Kitchen. She is touchy, tough, paranoid and suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome. She can’t stop herself from trying to help innocents who are in trouble, but she hides those impulses under snark, cynicism and a bottle of Wild Turkey (or some other equally vile concoction). If there was a poster person for Damaged Goods Hero, she would be on it.
Only a few days remain until the premiere of season one of Marvel’s Jessica Jones on Netflix, so now’s the perfect time for the release of a trailer that gives us a look at season one’s bad guy, Kilgrave.
David Tennant makes Kilgrave charming and more than a little creepy in the trailer – which is titled All In. Check it out after the jump. Marvel’s Jessica Jones premieres on November 20th.
The second season of Broadchurch continues to tell the story of how a young boy’s murder affects the entire coastal town of Broadchurch when the man who confessed to Danny Latimer’s murder suddenly changes his plea to not guilty – forcing everyone to relive the investigation of Danny’s death.
Academy Award nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste joins the cast as Joe Miller’s defense attorney, while the legendary Charlotte Rampling plays the Crown Prosecutor, Jocelyn Knight. Emmy winner David Tennant and three-time BAFTA winner Olivia Colman return as former police detectives Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller – who have another problem in the person of Claire Ashworth (Eva Myles, Torchwood) – whom Hardy has been hiding in a cottage just outside town – to keep them hopping.
Broadchurch returns to BBC America on Wednesday, March 4th (10/9C). For further details, follow the jump.
Season One of Broadchurch was an unexpected jewel – a procedural that paid as much attention to the grief of the family of a murdered boy – and the reaction of the community in which the murder occurred – as it did to the investigation of that murder.
Season Two of the critically acclaimed series comes to BBC America on February 4, 2015 – and it looks like it could be just as involving. Check out the UK Trailer after the jump.
David Tennant may be best known for being the Tenth Doctor on Doctor Who, but he’s about to hit the mainstream in Fox’s Gracepoint (Thursdays, 9/8C) – an adaptation of the acclaimed BBC drama Broadchurch (in which he also starred). Tennant plays Detective Emmett Carver who, along with Detective Ellie Miller (played by Breaking Bad’s Anna Gunn) investigates the murder of a young boy in the small coastal town of Gracepoint.
The 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who was celebrated, in spectacular fashion, with Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor – the story of the day The Doctor ended the Time Wars and the Warrior Doctor who did it. The home video release is out today and, if you loved The Day of the Doctor – and the minisodes that preceded it online – this will make a fine edition to your Doctor Who library.