The Cine-Analyst: Episode 4 – Jessica Jones

On this week’s brand new episode of The Cine-Analyst, we take a look at Jessica Jones, the female member of The Defenders and proof positive that you can make money on a female-led solo series. Jones is a survivor of the mental and physical manipulation of Kilgrave, a villain who can make anyone do anything by issuing a verbal command. But can she overcome her personal demons to become a hero or just settle for a bottle of whiskey?

Here’s what we talk about this episode: 

  • How Jessica Jones‘s plot doesn’t use rape as short-hand for damaged
  • Jessica tries to save herself by saving a girl named Hope
  • Is killing amoral or just the easy way out?
  • If you do the right thing for the wrong reason, do you make a left turn?

Tune in every Friday as I breakdown fictional characters and talk about what’s going on inside that brain of theirs. Are your favorite heroes crazy or just misunderstood? Find out on this season of The Cine-Analyst! 

About The Author

Sara Roncero-Menendez

A reporter by trade, Sara is a lover of horror, sci-fi, and all things pop culture. From indies to classics to even the strangest schlock, all movies and TV shows are fair game. She believes Batman is the most fascinating superhero, and that Silent Hill is one of the best horror franchises ever made (as long as you don't count the movies). Fun Fact: The only movie Sara will not rewatch is The Room -- once was more than enough.