***contains spoilers for season 3 of Jessica Jones***
Don't get me wrong, I think Krysten Ritter is a brilliant Jessica and I have no problem with her acting, I just wish the writing was better. I have not enjoyed either season two or season three as much as I enjoyed the first season. There were plenty of ups and downs, certainly a lot of drama, and a bad guy that I think was designed to be hated if for nothing more than he was a snooty pretentious *beep*.
As with other series, you jump around a little, looking at what is going on with other characters such as Hogarth, Malcolm, and Trish...and that last one is what really let me down this series.
Anyone who has talked to me at all about Jessica Jones knows how much I do not like Trish. I think she's is a self righteous, attention seeking, drama queen who has always wanted what happened to Jessica ( getting powers not the tragic death of her family) because she believes that she would use such powers the right way. Season 3 focuses heavily on Trish in parts as she becomes a powered up vigilante - in one episode alerting the papers to her existence in an "anonymous tip off" then posing dramatically so that they get a good picture of her.
This to me shouts at Trish's true desire for super powers, not because she wanted to help people, you could do that without splashing yourself all over the paper, but for a want to be special - to be admired. Her vigilante good deeds were not enough if nobody knew she was doing them. She is much in the same vein as Iron Man was at first - she would have held a press conference and announced it if she could. It was all about her and she didn't think how dangerous it was, not just for her, but for those connected to her. Something that hits home hard after the murder of her mother by the serial killer that both she and Jessica have been provoking.
There were a couple of cameo's from previous characters that I saw this season and sort of hoped it would start leading the narrative closer to the comics in terms of relationship development but both were pretty short lived - almost a token gesture with no real intent to take it further.
The final scene in the season was the most confusing, there Jessica is, about to leave New York and start a new life somewhere else when who's voice convinces her to stay - none other than Kilgrave's. It was like a kick in the ass for those of us who were fans but know there isn't going to be another season - or if there is, not for a very long time and probably only available by taking out yet another streaming subscription.
I give it