Jacob and Matthew explore the second season of Jessica Jones on a number of levels, looking at the decisions of both the characters and the writers. How should the law treat someone like Alissa? What responsibility does Jessica hold for her mother’s actions? How do we view Trish’s actions, and the writers decisions to put such conflict between her and Jessica?
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In this episode, Paul and Matthew go deep on Netflix’s Luke Cage, talking about Cottonmouth vs. Diamondback, Misty Knight and Claire Temple, the comic books can comment on situations in our own world, and the portrayal of the police in the MCU.
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*This episode was originally recorded a few weeks ago, so don’t be confused when we refer to everything we said about Luke Cage “on last week’s episode.”
In this episode, Paul and I finish our discussion of the issue of identity in superheros, focusing on the first episode of Luke Cage along with related questions of identity and race in the upcoming Dr. Strange and Iron Fist.