Move Over Breaking Bad, Here Comes Jessica Jones on Netflix

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Is America ready for a superheroine whose story might make Breaking Bad look like a family sitcom? As someone who was lucky enough to see the first episode of Marvel’s Jessica Jones at New York Comic Con, the answer is an unequivocal, “yes!”

Recently I mused as to whether Jessica could escape the Strong Female Character trope where she’s just there as a foil for the male hero. Well, the brand new trailer should leave little doubt that Ms. Jones (as well as Krysten Ritter) is a badass in her own right.

Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, has frequently expressed his plan to create unique movies that just happen to contain superheroes, rather “superhero movies.” With Jessica Jones Marvel has created a psychological thriller of the highest order that raises a chilling question—what happens when someone with extraordinary abilities has PTSD due to horrors in her past? Can she still save the world—or at least her small piece of it?

America, hold onto your seats. Here comes your first female anti-superhero premiering on Netflix November 20.

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