Krysten Ritter and Melissa Rosenberg on the transformative power of Jessica Jones’ anger

Despite a nearly three-year hiatus, the second season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones hit Netflix on International Women’s Day as fired up as ever. The new episodes find the private eye, played with laconic perfection by Krysten Ritter, dredging up secrets from her own past for a change. She’s still very close to her best…

Krysten Ritter remains Jessica Jones’ greatest strength

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…

Jessica Jones’ Krysten Ritter wrote a surprisingly moving legal thriller

The world of actors who also fancy themselves fiction authors is chockablock with published disaster. The history of the “person famous for a different artistic medium writes a novel” genre is rife with unwanted tomes of fuzzy narratives, hack idioms, and enough unnecessary adverbs to blanket every copy of James…

Jessica Jones and Trish have a run-in with the law in new season 2 photos

The first season of Jessica Jones saw the titular hero’s best friend Trish Walker steadily grow into a dependable ass-kicker, even helping take down main villain Kilgrave by the end of the 13-episode arc. It’s understandable she would want to become more involved in Jessica’s various heroism-related activities (and…

When Krysten Ritter shows up, it’s partay time on Comedy Bang! Bang!

Are you a Scott or a “Weird Al”? Yeah, this wasn’t a dichotomy in the Comedy Bang! Bang! universe until “Krysten Ritter Wears A Turtleneck And Black Boots” spelled it out. But tonight, Comedy Bang! Bang! asks: Who are you? Are you a rule-following dork, or a rule-flouting scamp? Are you the fearless fun-lover who…

Sigourney Weaver joins The Defenders as a villain at New York Comic Con

At the outset of the New York Comic Con panel for the upcoming Iron Fist series, Marvel’s Jeph Loeb encouraged guests to stay until the bitter end. Those who did were treated to a guest appearance from Sigourney Weaver, as Loeb announced that she’d be assuming the role of the primary villain in Netflix’s upcoming …

Defenders stars Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter crash Mike Colter’s interview

So far Marvel’s Defenders stars Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, and Mike Colter have given the Avengers a run for their money in terms of individual charisma (we haven’t seen Iron Fist’s Finn Jones in action yet). But the one area in which the Avengers have a clear leg up is cast chemistry. While Chris Evans, Robert…

Nick Offerman, Sam Elliott, and Laura Prepon walk into an indie drama…

Here’s one for anyone who’s ever wanted to imagine brief Parks And Rec co-stars (and certified Hollywood masculinity icons) Nick Offerman and Sam Elliott hanging out together and getting high: Variety is reporting that the acclaimed mustache men are starring together in a new indie drama, alongside Orange Is The New…

T.J. Miller, Thomas Middleditch, & Adam Pally form a Search Party in NSFW trailer

When presented with a trailer for a film starring T.J. Miller, Thomas Middleditch, and Adam Pally—with appearances from Alison Brie, Jason Mantzoukas, Krysten Ritter, and Raising Hope’s Shannon Woodward—most folks, The A.V. Club included, would be only too eager to press “play.” But as soon as the bong smoke clears in…

The final edition of our Gilmore Girls revival cast list: Sookie’s Return

Well, this has been fun, but with new giant cast lists for other TV revivals popping up seemingly every day (looking at you, Twin Peaks), we must close the door on this massive, prospective chart. We’re happy we get to do so on an up note, now that Melissa McCarthy has officially returned to the Gilmore Girls set,…

Jessica Jones’ finale soars by shirking superhero conventions

Hero. Villain. Good. Evil. Kilgrave says these types of labels are reductive in “AKA Smile,” and it’s one of the rare instances in this series where he’s actually right. In reality, people don’t fall so easily into one camp or the other. Good people do bad things, bad people do good things, and everyone has their own…

Jessica Jones regains its footing by focusing on Trish and Jessica’s history

After trying and failing to juggle too many plots in “AKA 1,000 Cuts,” Jessica Jones considerably improves by doing less in “AKA I’ve Got The Blues,” relaxing the pace to explore the relationship between Jessica and Trish and how it’s changed since their teen years. There’s no Jeri or Kilgrave, and while Tennant’s…