The Young Podawans Ep. 4 – Marvel’s Jessica Jones

This week we’re talking about the latest Marvel and Netflix series – Jessica Jones! There’s some pretty dark and serious subject matter we’ll delve into, but worry not, there will still be plenty of our patented giggling in the other segments!

Segment 1: What Are You Geeking Out About? (00:33)

Every week in the opening segment we discuss what we’re currently geeking out about! This week Brian is geeking about CITY OF STAIRS by Robert Jackson Bennett (with bonus WFC throwback talk) and Kristin is geeking about MONSTRESS #1 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (with bonus Brian being totally wrong about Ms. Takeda’s previous works)!

Segment 2: What Are We Drinking Today? (15:26)

Another regular segment where we discuss – you guessed it – what we’re drinking. Kristin’s drinking a French red wine Marquis De Saint Vincent and discusses the thriving Southern Indiana Wine Community. Brian’s drinking Bells Brewing Expedition Stout which wasn’t such a great idea because it’s 10.5 percent! Also arguing about what classifies as “Fancy Beer”!

Segment 3: Jessica Jones Discussion (26:32)

  • SPOILER WARNING – Major Jessica Jones Spoilers throughout!
  • Breakdown of the show’s premise and comic origins.
  • Discussion of the cast & Tennant’s performance in particular.
  • Future Marvel / Netflix series and The Defenders.
  • TRIGGER WARNING for rape / sexual violence discussion.
  • Discussion of graphic violence in Jessica Jones vs Daredevil.
  • Psychological vs Physical violence in each.
  • Male vs Female superhero stories.
  • Psychological toll of Kilgrave driving the plot.
  • Much of the story is metaphor for disbelief of rape victims’ stories.
  • Nature of consent and choice presented in the show.
  • How the plot (and ending) is different for a female viewer vs a male one.
  • Let’s talk about Trish / Hellcat for a bit!
  • Horrible 1940s Girls Comics!
  • Possible scenarios for Trish in the future TV series.
  • Too much Luke Cage?
  • We actually argue a little bit about this!
  • We really didn’t like Simpson/Nuke very much.
  • Pacing issues were our biggest gripe about the show.
  • Regular people dealing with the aftermath of superheroics.
  • A GOTHAM CENTRAL PLUG
  • Comparisons of Jessica Jones to other TV shows.
  • Jessica Jones vs Supergirl – what can’t we have both?
  • Marvel TV vs Marvel Cinematic.
  • Listeners – what did you think about Jessica Jones or anything we missed?  

Segment 4: Outro, Contact Info & Outtakes! (93:24)

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