Jessica Jones is good at finding the worst in people, Alias Investigations takes a new case involving her past, and smile.
Meet Jessica Jones, resident private investigator in Hell’s Kitchen, New York. When not working cases for a high end law firm, who looks the other way in regards to her unusual methods, Jessica spends her time at the bottom of a whiskey bottle that’s not good enough for a glass.
When worried parents of missing NYU student, Hope, are sent to her for help, Jessica takes the case, following up on any lead she can get, from an ex-roommate to credit card charges. The trail leads to a familiar scene from Jessica’s past. Suddenly, the flashbacks of abuse she suffers from daily are brought to the present, and Jessica Jones must make the decision to deny them and run away as far and as fast as she can, or to do something about it.
So much of the character of Jessica Jones is revealed in this premiere episode. Her drinking, she pushes people away, how she treats sex; these self destructive habits are a form of coping and distraction from a past abuser, who has now come back into her life. Even her environment serves as parallels to her character. A disastrous apartment, disruptive and drug addicted neighbors, lawyers lying both in their work and in their personal lives.
“Jessica Jones” takes the darkened shots and themes of a classic film noir, especially on top her being a P.I. and a voice over monologue, and adds a new look into this small corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In “Daredevil,” Hell’s Kitchen was an idea for those fighting for it, and those fighting to destroy it. Now, we see the reality of Hell’s Kitchen and its rotten underbelly.