Netflix Streaming Report: JESSICA JONES Season 1 and More

Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for November 26, 2015. After the long week you deserve a relaxing staycation with a bowl of popcorn, a bucket of ice cream, and only your Netflix queue to judge you. This past week, Netflix Watch Instant has been kind enough to supply us with Jessica Jones Season 1, Home, Some Kind of Beautiful, and more. Also, find out what’s leaving Netflix streaming this December.

Jessica Jones Netflix Season 1

Jessica Jones Season 1 (Melissa Rosenberg) Rated TV-MA [60 min] – A former super-heroine decides to reboot her life by becoming a private investigator. Starring Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, David Tennant, Carrie-Anne Moss, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville, Erin Moriarty, and Wil Traval [Watch the Trailer]

I was really excited about Jessica Jones going into its first season. After a stupendous first season of Daredevil, Marvel and Netflix have proven that they could deliver solid, long form storytelling with their superheroes. And everything leading up to Jessica Jones felt right. From the casting to the tone, they were hitting every beat to set the series up for success. But with as much as I found right in Jessica Jones, there were little aspects of the series that didn’t sit right with me.

The story conceived by Melissa Rosenberg is excellent. The themes of power and control that Jessica Jones covers are rich and progressive. There are a handful of moments that drag the series down and make binging difficult. We end up in a lot of repeat territory that becomes slightly aggravating to endure. If Jessica Jones’ episode count was cut down to eight episodes instead of thirteen it would have felt better paced television.

Jessica Jones isn’t action heavy like Daredevil, which isn’t a problem at all. It’s more of a psychological thriller with a handful of good action beats. There are some terrifying moments that completely wow with suspense. What I love most about Jessica Jones is the sense of unknowing that Kilgrave (David Tennant) places on Jessica because you resonate with her fears.

Tennant is wickedly brilliant as Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) foil, and the supporting cast consisting of Mike Colter as Luke Cage and Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker are incredible complements to their characters. However, I found Carrie-Anne Moss’ uptight Hogarth and Wil Traval’s cartoonish Will Simpson to be too grating to tolerate. I’m really glad that the series never lost focus on Jessica Jones when another hero, Luke Cage, who is also getting his own show, was involved. The series is driven by Jones and proves that there should be more room made in Marvel’s sandbox to include more female-centric content.

(Watch it now)

Home Movie DreamWorks Oh Alien Dancing

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Home (Tim Johnson) Rated PG [94 min] – Oh, an alien on the run from his own people, lands on Earth and makes friends with the adventurous Tip, who is on a quest of her own. Starring Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, and Jennifer Lopez

There’s a reason why I have not seen Home yet, and it’s because it looks like it takes animation back 10 years. The movie looks atrocious and mind-boggling stupid. There’s nothing remotely cute about the film and Oh’s bumbling antics. Don’t watch this.

Some Kind of Beautiful Salma Hayek Swimming Naked

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Some Kind Of Beautiful (Tom Vaughan) [Limited] Rated R [100 min] – A drama about a Cambridge poetry professor who begins to re-evaluate his life of Byronic excess. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek, Jessica Alba, and Malcolm McDowell

LOL. What happened to Salma Hayek’s career? Don’t watch this either.

Also newly available on Netflix streaming this week:

  • Gringolandia (Season 3)
  • Guidance
  • A Hard Day
  • Live and Maddie (Season 2)
  • The Red Road (Season 2)
  • The Brothers Solomon
  • Ultimate Spider-Man / Web Warriors
  • The Insider (Season 1)
  • LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu (Season 3)

Leaving Netflix in December 2015:

December 1

  • All About Eve (1950)
  • The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, season 1 (2012)
  • Batman Begins (2005)
  • Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
  • Brian’s Song (1971)
  • Brian’s Song (2001)
  • The Brothers Grimm (2005)
  • The Burbs (1989)
  • Cop Land (1997)
  • Damien: Omen II (1978)
  • The Dark Crystal (1982)
  • Employee of the Month (2006)
  • Forces of Nature (1999)
  • Get Low (2009)
  • The Great Escape (1963)
  • The Guardian, season 1-3
  • The High and the Mighty (1954)
  • The Hustler (1961)
  • Insomnia (2002)
  • Juice (1992)
  • K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
  • Labyrinth (1986)
  • Last Night (2010)
  • Left Behind: The Movie (2000)
  • Left Behind II: Tribulation Force (2002)
  • Left Behind: World at War (2005)
  • Modern Problems (1981)
  • My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
  • Necessary Roughness (1991)
  • The Omen (1976)
  • Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981)
  • The Paw Project (2013)
  • The Pink Panther 2 (2009)
  • R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly (2008)
  • R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It (2007)
  • Shrink (2009)
  • Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • Soapdish (1991)
  • Trek Nation (2011)
  • Two Can Play That Game (2001)

December 4

  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Road Rally (2010)

December 6

  • 360 (2011)
  • The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2012)

December 9

  • C.O.G. (2013)

December 10

  • Ultimate Spider-Man, season 2

December 11

  • The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, season 2
  • Rescue Me, season 1-7

December 12

  • Why Did I Get Married? (2007)

December 13

  • How to Build a Better Boy (2014)
  • Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers (2011)

December 15

  • Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)

December 17

  • Underclassman (2005)

December 21

  • Red Hook Summer (2012)

December 24

  • Una Noche (2012)

December 30

  • Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony (2013)

What will you be watching this weekend?

Look forward to more new titles from the Netflix Streaming Report every Thursday on TTRC.


Netflix Streaming Report Turn The Right Corner

All plot synopses courtesy of IMDb.com

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