Krysten Ritter remains Jessica Jones’ greatest strength

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Two and a half years after it debuted, Marvel’s Jessica Jones returns to Netflix on March 8 with all its strengths—and weaknesses. Let’s go ahead and get this out of the way: Yes, the new season suffers from the same pacing issues that have plagued the individual Defenders’ series and their group outings. The number…

The robot revolution is coming in the trailer for Humans season two

The first season of AMC’s robot drama Humans ended with Pandora’s Box creaking open, as the code to generate human-like consciousness leaked out to a world filled with millions of docile, orders-following synths. Season two of the high concept philosophical thriller—which already debuted in the U.K., but which is set…

Doug Jones wants to haunt you in the first Bye Bye Man trailer

Proving that there’s a very low threshold for the term “based on true events,” here’s a horror movie about a malevolent spirit who’s responsible for all the random acts of violence people have committed over the years. And proving that any name can be scary if whispered in ominous tones, he’s called “The Bye Bye Man”…

Jessica Jones begins the hunt for Kilgrave in an investigation-heavy episode

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Crush syndrome may be in the title of this episode, but post-traumatic stress disorder is the condition driving the storytelling. Jessica Jones had an emotionally charged debut by committing to the character’s damaged mental health, and Jessica’s PTSD symptoms intensify in “AKA Crush Syndrome” as she realizes that her…

“You can’t watch everything”: A pragmatic guide to peak TV, part 2

Yesterday, The A.V. Club buried itself in the first avalanche of fall programming tumbling forth from peak TV; today, we consider the second half of the week, along with the fantastical creatures, resurgent sci-fi stars, resilient comics, and (of course) superheroes whose streaming series refuse to bend to the tyranny…

Carrie-Anne Moss and Richard Armitage to play Chloë Grace Moretz’s parents in Brain On Fire

Chloë Grace Moretz’s upcoming journalist character just got two kick-ass parents: Carrie-Anne Moss and Richard Armitage have joined the cast of Brain On Fire, a film based on Susannah Cahalan’s best-selling memoir about her harrowing time in a psychiatric hospital. Moretz has been cast as Cahalan, a budding journalist…