TV Review: Jessica Jones, 1.03, “AKA It’s Called Whiskey”

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“Superheroes invite metaphors for discrimination by their very nature. People fear what they don’t understand; this is especially true when the “what” happens to be a giant green monster or a Norse god, but what Jessica Jones and Luke Cage lack in enormity or mythology they make up for with power. In “AKA Crush Syndrome,” these two got to see each other for what they are. In “AKA It’s Called Whiskey,” they’re curing their self-imposed isolation from emotional contact with supersex—lots of it, followed by a dialogue about what it’s like being “gifted.” Their talk is the first time in Jessica Jones that meaningful reference has been made to The Avengers, and the nod strikes a sharp contrast between them and their better-known peers.” (Via Paste Magazine.)

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