Review: ‘Jessica Jones’ Returns, Well Timed for the Time’s Up Moment

Krysten Ritter is back as a private eye with superpowers in the second season of “Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” available Thursday on Netflix. The plan to have every episode of the second season of Marvel and Netflix’s “Jessica Jones” directed by women was conceived a year before the Harvey Weinstein revelations. But now that season arrives like a presciently timed herald of the #MeToo-Time’s Up revolution, with 13 female directors and 9 of 13 episodes written or co-written by women. For added emphasis, it begins streaming on Thursday, which is International Women’s Day. This concentration of female creators is unusual, of course, particularly for a high-profile, comic-book-based drama. But “Jessica Jones” was already one of the more women-centric dramas around when its first season appeared more than two years ago. Its creator and showrunner, Melissa Rosenberg of the “Twilight” movies, focused tightly on Jones (Krysten Ritter), a moody private eye who had super strength forced on her as a child, and a few other female characters: Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor), a talk-radio host who is Jones’s only friend, and Jeri Hogarth (Carrie-Anne Moss), a ruthless lawyer who helps Jones when it aligns with her own agenda. In the first five […]

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