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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What makes Netflix’s The Punisher so good, and so troubling, at the same time? Can you tell a story about the evils of guns and violence, while glorifying gun violence? And can anyone explain the concept of collateral damage to Karen? Special guest Jessica Plummer joins Jacob and Matthew as we dive into these questions and more.
Jessica is a writer, podcaster, and superhero obsessive. She’s written about the Punisher here and here. You can find her on Twitter, or follow her Superman movie podcast, Flights and Tights.
What ethical issues did Netflix’s version of Iron Fist raise, and what did they sidestep? Paul and Matthew share their views on the show, on the questions it raised and the ones they wish it had explored further. They also ask, who do we point the finger at when a part of an extended universe goes off the rails?
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