TV Review: Jessica Jones, 1.10, “AKA 1,000 Cuts”

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“Is this whole virus/vaccine plot device played out? Does boiling down a character’s super powers to nothing more than an airborne infectious agent rob them both of their dramatic oomph? Back in the day, Blade (incidentally the Marvel film that laid out the groundwork for the rise of comic book films through the aughts and up to today) revised vampirism from a supernatural affliction to something of a terminal illness or an STD. That little tweak actually wound up working in Blade’s favor: demystifying an ages-old folkloric trope made that trope feel fresh and helped build the film’s universe without taking away from the macabre appeal of vampires. It’s a prime example of having your cake and eating it.” (Via Paste Magazine.)

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