Two posts in one day? I’m on a roll.
Spoilers for Jessica Jones, season one, episode seven.
Can I just explain how enamoured I am with this show? Because I am. Netflix is doing Marvel right. I loved Daredevil, but I fucking love Jessica Jones.
And I love David Tennant as Kilgrave. He looks astoundingly attractive (because, you know, Tennant), but yet I still want to beat him (Kilgrave, not Tennant) to death with a brick attached to a metal baseball bat all wrapped in barbed wire. Slowly. So he suffers. Greatly. DT really managed to reach a delicate balance there, making sexy a nightmare without making a nightmare sexy.
Side note: I’m also pleased that, at least in the blogs I follow, no one has succumbed to Kilgrave fandom the way they did to Loki fandom, which as you may recall was a fear of mine.
But I don’t want to talk about the great acting or plot. What I want to talk about is how great they did at writing Kilgrave as the perfect example of an emotionally abusive partner.
But mostly I want to talk about how a lot of us are taught to view these things positively.