I’m going to go out on a limb and say it: I didn’t like Marvel’s “Jessica Jones”. It just didn’t work for me. And by work, I mean my internet connection wasn’t strong enough to stream it uninterrupted.
First off, the show is slow. The pilot alone took me nearly four and a half hours to finish. 30 seconds here, another couple minutes to buffer there, and before you know it I’ve wasted an afternoon and I’m nowhere closer to seeing how this whole thing pans out!
Second, the show is expensive. I’m not referring to the budget (I can’t be bothered to look these things up), but its impact on me: in order to give the show time to load, I’d go into the kitchen and make a snack, a tasty bite, or maybe even a full meal. All of a sudden I’m plum out of food and have to go to the grocery store, wasting a good amount of gas so I can watch maybe five more minutes before the cycle starts again. I can’t keep replenishing my cupboard every time I want to watch a show, Netflix!
And the quality. The show looks like a .wmv file, circa 2003. Grainy, pixelated, ugly. Can barely tell anyone apart. Sure, my internet connection downgrades it to 123p, but Netflix should know that’s bound to happen and compensate for it! Maybe superimpose the word “Jessica” really big across her body so I’m able to track her around the screen. Otherwise I’m just left guessing, and I don’t need to tell you that doesn’t make for very interesting TV.
Netflix, if you’re reading this, you’re going to need to really re-evaluate what type of audience you want to appeal to if Jessica Jones is going to survive another season. Color me less than impressed. Speaking of color, the show looks like garbage on my black and white TV. I’m afraid you may have lost your way.