Ever since the first season of Jessica Jones officially hit Netflix back in November, the show has proven to be a critical darling. While the first season of Daredevil has admittedly received plenty of praise by both fans and critics alike, that series has never quite reached the same levels of acclaim as Jessica Jones. And while some would disagree, I’m sure, it’s hard to deny that Jessica Jones deserved every ounce of that praise. Not only did the series deliver well-written, fully realized characters – flaws and all – but it also delivered a tight, concise story with a truly satisfying ending. The show had fantastic writing and was phenomenally acted, especially by series lead Krysten Ritter, so it isn’t entirely surprising to see the show find itself in the Emmy conversation this year.
The show has already won a Peabody Award, a first for a Marvel TV series, and seems like a possible contender for Emmy season, all of which is exciting to think about given that when it was first announced Melissa Rosenberg would be showrunning Jessica Jones for Marvel, some were less than excited. (At that point, most only recalled her work on the Twilight films and were hesitant to see what she could do with a series like Alias.) The series has gone from a question mark of sorts to one of the best – if not, the best* – thing Marvel has done within the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date. So it shouldn’t be too surprising to learn that, when the nominations were revealed for the 32nd Annual TCA Awards this morning, the series managed to land a nomination for “Outstanding New Program“.
- OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM:
- Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The CW
- Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Netflix
- Master of None, Netflix
- Mr. Robot, USA
- Underground, WGN America
- UnREAL, Lifetime
The series is up against some stiff competition – including Mr. Robot and UnREAL – so it’s far from in the bag, but it’s still great just to see the series get a nomination.
Per TV Line, The 32nd Annual TCA Awards will take place on Saturday, August 6th, 2015. Unfortunately, for those hoping to watch the awards, they won’t be televised. The excellent first season of Jessica Jones is available to stream on Netflix now!
*Before anyone fights me on this, it’s my opinion.
Source: TV Line.