The Netflix series has an appeal for insomniacs, says Matt Brennan. "If sleeplessness is as deep in your sinews as it is in mine, in fact, Jessica Jones might be comfortingly familiar," he says. "Its near-silences and fugue states are those of the sheep-counter and the infomercial-watcher, the last-call loner and the midnight flâneur, the obsessive, the worrywart, the livewire, the night owl. The series comes to resemble the Season One meetings held by survivors of its supervillain’s mind control: It’s an insomniac support group, attuned to the frustrations and consolations of being awake. For most TV characters—for most people—a sleepless night is tantamount to torture. For Jessica Jones, though—for nighthawks like me—it can also be seductive." ALSO: What Jessica Jones understands about female rage.
TOPICS: Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Netflix, Krysten Ritter