This is a Netflix Original Series that acts as a conclusion for the exciting tales of Jessica Jones. This technically takes place within the Marvel Cinematic Universe and acts as an ending for the mature partnership that has been taking place over many years. It’s somewhat sorrowing to see it wrap up, but honestly I’m mostly happy with how things concluded.
The first season of this series was the best of what they had produced and after a disappointing second season, it’s nice to see a stronger third season conclusion. I don’t think we’ll ever have a better Jessica Jones than with Krysten Ritter’s performance and she holds strong here. This is a different feeling of pace, she’s up against a somewhat regular person that’s just smart. You get to see her more vulnerable than ever before, even if that’s quickly and strangely resolved. The core of this season is really her dealing with this problem in a way that she feels right while you see Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor) spiral out with powers and handling it her way.
The two obviously clash and you get to see an interesting split between the pair where someone decides that their way of handling things is right. It’s both scary, and somewhat sorrowing to see this spiral across the season and this had a deep impact in a good way.
The acting was great here, and the characters were excellent. The supporting cast was used well, but honestly the whole Jeri Hogarth (Carrie-Anne Moss) sub-plot was just a distraction. I get why they have it, but it didn’t really matter at all. This season did drag a bit towards the later episodes, it would have been better if they kept it a bit shorter.
There’s also a large focus on Trish here with her perspective, and that does make sense. She’s not the most exciting to watch, but with the events that take place it does make sense. There are some fun surprises in here for fans of another Marvel Cinematic Universe Netflix series, that was pleasing. It’s really sad to see these connections die out when things were finally starting to fully get rolling.
Even the conclusion here while totally satisfying, still makes me wonder what if? This was generally well shot, good action scenes and Jessica gets a bit more intense throughout. I’m sure fans will appreciate them hitting the key points on this character for one final ride.
Jessica Jones Season 3 ends this series on a fine note, it has a solid core premise and a unique villain. It takes the concepts that have developed over the entire run and ends in a way that uses them to their full ability.
You get to see the idea of what one views as the right way to handle things, not necessarily being the best way. How this goal, this driving need to do something could very well be a process that corrupts an individual. Even if they have the best of intentions, that view point could be twisted over time by their actions. This was handled well throughout and I also really liked their sinister regular person villain. Just a creepy guy that had a distinct view point. Some of the side characters didn’t serve much of a purpose, but it was neat to see them in action throughout the season.
A bit long, some side elements didn’t help though generally somewhat of a return to form for everything. I really liked this character, shame it has to end like this. At the same time, a satisfying conclusion that was true to who Jessica Jones is.
Jessica Jones Season 3 Review at Home with Streamed Viewing
Screening was Provided by Netflix