Marvel’s Jessica Jones premieres today on Netflix. The show centers on Jessica as she makes a career as a private detective and tries to leave her superhero days behind her. Based on the MAX Comics (a Marvel imprint) Alias, Jessica Jones is a story about a deeply troubled woman coming to terms with her past and forming a stable future. The show stars Krysten Ritter of B—- in Apartment 23 and Breaking Bad fame. A dark noir tale, Jessica Jones offers up a fresh take on the Marvel Cinematic Universe that is well worth a viewing. Here are five reasons you need to watch Jessica in action.
Missi Pyle is one of America’s great underrated actresses. She has appeared in over 120 films and television programs like The Sarah Silverman Program, Big Fish, Gone Girl and Warehouse 13. Both a talented dramatic and comedic actress, Missi has an acting range that isn’t shared by many of her contemporaries. Below are 10 times Missi lit up the screen and made all of us laugh:
Jean Grey is the worst. No one likes Jean Grey. She is always having problems with her powers, controlling her emotions or boy troubles. Here are 10 GIFs of Jean Grey failures to make you feel better about yourself:
With Supergirl coming out this fall, I started thinking about the ladies of comics that deserved their own shows. There haven’t been many comic adaptation shows led by women. The only remotely successful shows were the recent Agent Carter, the 70’s Wonder Woman show, Witchblade and Birds of Prey. It’s more important now than ever that shows like Supergirl succeed to show Hollywood that female-driven stories can be successful and fantastic. Below is a list of 10 kick-ass women in comics who could easily be adapted into gripping television leads:
CBS released the first trailer for Supergirl this week and it feels all too similar to the Black Widow SNL skit. The trailer has all the trappings of a romantic comedy. Kara (Supergirl) gets coffee for her boss, has a hot best friend who’s affection she doesn’t notice, is speechless around hunk Jimmy Olsen and has a giant apartment she could never afford. The trailer becomes more serious at the end but is undercut by a cheesy pop ballad.
Tonight Logo will be premiering Cucumber and Banana, two new companion series by Queer As Folk creator Russell T Davies. Cucumber centers on Henry Best, a middle-aged gay man who’s work and love life are in a rut. Banana on the other hand follows a rotating cast of LGBTQ youth. Both shows share a core group of characters yet each has it’s own charms. Cucumber is a 40 minute show centered on Henry, while Banana is a 20 minute viewing that has a more experimental narrative structure. Both shows work together to form a complete tale of the lives of LGBTQ people living in Manchester.
Cucumber and Banana are a refreshing take on a show focused on LGBTQ people. For viewers that were burned by Looking‘s often lethargic pace and melodramatic storytelling, Cucumber and Banana offer up a modern view of LGBTQ people that isn’t bogged down by predictable schmaltz. Here are five reasons we love Cucumber and Banana: