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That time I binged on Marvel’s Jessica Jones and reflected on my own super powers.
Jane from Breaking Bad (government name Krysten Ritter) stars as a self-loathing, alcoholic private investigator who has the ability to solve tough cases that others have been unsuccessful at in the past. Jessica was a former superhero, her super powers and works as a PI to try to change how badly her career as a heroine ended.
Jessica is messy. She stalks a man and lies to him when he discovers pictures she had taken. She has raunchy sex with the same man until she realizes that they are both connected to the same person. Her childhood is ruined with the shadow of responsibility for causing the death of her family because she argued with her brother and distracted her father while he was driving. Her adoptive family originally used her for publicity and Rebecca De Mornay (still looking like she cornered the market of the fountain of youth) stars as abusive mom Dorothy Walker. Jessica has a complicated relationship with her adoptive sibling Trish. Jane is the superhero we don’t realize we need.
Themes covered in Jessica Jones are mature indeed. As I began the sixth episode, I quipped that it was like an adult version of Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles. Jessica suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, after being controlled by Kilgrave. Kilgrave is also integral to the main plotline, the kidnapping of college student Hope Shlottman and the results of that dysfunctional relationship.
Jessica’s superpowers are not known. It appears she has super strength as shown by her lifting a car to prevent it from leaving, and she can jump from the top of a tall building. Other than that, nada.*
Watching all episodes of Jessica Jones got me thinking about my own super powers:
- Selective Hearing: I can tune out anyone who is saying some foolishness or the kids when they start whining.
- Flying Off the Handle: This power is activated when I ask one of the human denizens of my house to complete a task and hours later the task is still not completed. This is also activated when one of my residents works my last nerve.
- Locating Abilities: Like many mothers out there, I have asked for someone to retrieve an item, giving specific information about how to find said item. If it was a snake, it would bite the them. Shoes, power cords, charger boxes, pens, sashes, Cub and Boy Scout uniform pieces, you name it, I find it.
- Cleaning Speed: Let me get that call that such and such is on their way. My house goes from a Hoarders audition piece to the after shots that the camera pans through to show how much junk was hauled out of the place.
My Moments of Weakness
- Food. #TeamChunk all the way, baby!
- Anal Glaucoma. Because sometimes I just can’t see my behind going ANYWHERE.
- Giving/Not Giving a Shiza. This can be a big problem at the end of the day and how my mood feels.
Check out season one of Jessica Jones on Netflix. Leave a comment about your super powers!
*Wikipedia has a few articles that claims Jessica Jones never learned to control the power of flying. As of the end of the season, the super power I noted was her ability to drink massive amounts of whiskey.