Congratulations: you made it through all thirteen white-knuckled, soul-crushing episodes of Marvel’s Jessica Jones on Netflix. Now you need either bibliotherapy or the hair of the dog that bit you, depending on how much you enjoy psychological torture. Here are some Library experiences you can have to either calm yourself down or extend your terror buzz.
If You Just Can’t Even: The Gentle List
Right now you need sunshine, laughter, and reassurance that people are still essentially good. Snuggle up with one of the following suggestions:
Step Aside Pops / Kate Beaton – Laughter is good for the soul, and this collection of literature and history-inspired comics will make you laugh until you can’t breathe.
Doctor Who: The Complete Second Series – You need to wash Kilgrave out of your head, and fast. Watch David Tennant at his best and most lovable.
This Christmas / Aretha Franklin – What could be better than the Queen of Soul singing seasonal songs of peace and joy? Crank this up and hit repeat.
Modern Romance / Aziz Ansari – Healthy, true love is a real thing! And getting there is more hilarious than heartbreaking. Let Ansari walk you through it.
Bridget Jones’s Diary / Helen Fielding – Because somebody named Jones should get a happy ending, right?
If You’re All Fired Up: The Grrrl Power List
Pumped up and ready to fight the good fight? Keep your adrenaline levels high and take these to the checkout desk:
Alias / Brian Michael Bendis – If you’re not familiar with the source material, catch up with all things Jessica.
Bitch Planet / Kelly Sue DeConnick – It’s not paranoia if they’re really out to get you. And boy, are they out to get you.
Mad Max: Fury Road – Feminism, rage, explosions, catharsis.
The First Two Records / Bikini Kill – Loud, stomp-around-and-break-stuff therapy. Play it until your neighbors hate you.
Reign of Terror / Sleigh Bells – contains the song “Demons,” a/k/a That One Awesome Song in That One Scene.
Shadowshaper/ Daniel Jose Older – Urban fantasy about a gutsy teen discovering her own special powers.
Your turn: did you, or will you, watch Jessica Jones? Have you got additional suggestions for post-viewing stress relief (or villain stomping)? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section, but please keep it spoiler-free!
11 responses to “After Jessica Jones”
i might just watch it…
It’s a roller-coaster ride, but I hope you enjoy it!
yeah, i liked the 1st episode
Modern Romance — not what I expected, but an insightful look at relationships in the digital age –worth reading
I listened to it on audio, mostly because Ansari reads it, and was not disappointed. :)
I just finished watching! It was awesome! Thanks for the suggestions for what to do next:)
You’re so welcome! Glad you survived the JJ experience. :)
My Jessica Jones binges were affecting me, so I switched to Broadchurch Season 2, which also didn’t help. :(
Oh Mary, I’m so sorry. Yeesh. David Tennant needs to make a 3-hour DVD of just him playing with puppies, for counterbalance…
I was just too excited Broadchurch S2 was available! I should’ve known better. He’d make a killing if he made a DVD like that… in his native accent. [cue swooning]
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