When Can We Finally Watch 'Jessica Jones'?

by Kadeen Griffiths

It's time the world knew her name, as if we didn't already. As every Marvel fan knows, or should know, Netflix has been working on a Jessica Jones TV series to follow in the footsteps of Agent Carter and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in bringing more female superheroes and main characters to the forefront of the MCU. I mean, really, Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow can't shoulder that burden alone. While we're still waiting for the Captain Marvel film to be released, and for Black Widow to get her own movie, Agent Carter and the upcoming Jessica Jones are keeping female protagonists at the forefront of the MCU's TV arm. Now Jessica Jones has a release date of November 20, 2015, at which point we will get all the episodes of Season 1 at once. So, pretty much expect to go absolutely nowhere that weekend.

The announcement came in the form of a video of what I hope is the opening credits of the show, showing a minimalist, dark splash painting of the locations that Jessica will be exploring during her TV series, culminating in the slogan, "It's time the world knew her name." Starring Krysten Ritter of Don't Trust The B and Veronica Mars fame and Mike Colter as Luke Cage, not to mention Doctor Who legend David Tennant as Kilgrave, the show already sounds like it's going to be amazing even without watching this video.

But with only two months separating us from retired superhero Jessica Jones, how will we prepare for all the awesomeness that is yet to come?

1. Re-Watch Your Favorite Marvel Movies

Well, duh. Jessica Jones is going to be the latest entry in the MCU, and we all know how much Marvel likes to hide Easter Eggs — both blatant and subtle — throughout all their works. How will you know if you're getting all their references if you don't do a full rewatch?

2. Read Up On Jessica Jones

The woman behind the TV show has a long and illustrious comic book history that is definitely worth visiting before the show begins. Sure, we want to give both Ritter and Netflix a chance to build upon that mythos while taking their own spin on it, but how will we know what brilliant creative decisions they're making if we don't know Jones' past?

3. Check Out Daredevil

If you're worried about how Jessica Jones will fare on Netflix, now is the time to check out Daredevil. It was Netflix's first attempt at an original Marvel superhero series, and it is doing amazingly well. Seriously, it's so good. Nothing will prepare you better for Jessica Jones.

4. Familiarize Yourself With Krysten Ritter's Other Roles

As great as I'm sure she's going to be, don't let Jessica Jones be your first time witnessing the phenomenal acting talent that is Krysten Ritter. Check out her other roles, both in TV series and in film, because she is one actress that we all need to be watching. How is she not a household name yet?

5. Invite Your Friends To A Viewing Party

Even if you can't hook your Netflix up to your smart TV, grab your friends and huddle around a laptop so you can marathon Season 1, make a bunch of inside jokes, and have an entire adventure falling into the world of Jessica Jones.

6. Get Your Twitters Ready

And then, once you're done watching, tell everyone on the Internet how great the show is and help it get more buzz. Agent Carter suffered from a ratings problem, and I was worried that it wouldn't get a Season 2 despite how good it was. Making Jessica Jones a hit for Netflix will help show everyone how bankable female superheroes can be, and that's definitely something we want going forward.

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