Just now — well minutes ago at least — we finished the first season of Jessica Jones.
No, I’m not going to spoil it for you. Watch it. It’s well worth the binge.
But the thing that struck me is that Jessica is the same character as Buffy. You know, the vampire slayer and all that.
The character that doesn’t ask for what she’s been given. Has the Scooby gang to help out. Even has the tears to go along with it at times.
No. This isn’t lessening anything that the creative folks did for Jessica Jones. No, not at all. This is elevating the creative folks for Buffy — Jos Whedon and all his people.
It’s not the same move — or series. But it’s the same genre.
And let me tell you that it’s executed brilliantly.