Jessica Jones: Season 3 is now on Netflix - the end of a Marvel marriage
All good things have to come to an end
And like that, it ends. Jessica Jones: Season 3 is now on Netflix, marking an end of an era for TV version of the Marvel universe.
It's a fitting end to the rag-tag bunch of characters, having Jones - the most nonchalant of the lot - be the one to turn out the lights, in a season that's solid and perhaps the best yet for the character and up there with the best Marvel TV shows around.
But even if things are going out on a relative high, it all feels rather anti-climactic - especially when compared to the brilliantly orchestrated coda that is Avengers: Endgame, which saw the best Marvel characters all receive fitting ends.
In 12 seasons, the Marvel/Netflix link-up brought us some fantastic moments for characters that could easily have been (and in the case of Punisher and Daredevil, have) up there on the big screen.
There were some definite fumbles along the way. The first season of Iron Fist was dire, the second season of Daredevil was wrought and overlong.
Luke Cage's solo debut suffered from a plot that ran out and had to be reset halfway through (and pretty much dismissed what happened in Jessica Jones) and the culmination of The Defenders was rushed and more than a little bit dull.
But this season of Jessica Jones (thanks mainly to the fantastic Krysten Ritter) is a showcase of how to do a Marvel TV show - and having three seasons of a female-fronted superhero show isn't just refreshing, it also shines a light on how long it took for the movies to catch on to the fact that it wouldn't hurt to, you know, have a woman front and centre of a ridiculously male-orientated cinematic universe.
You were misshapen, miss-handled (in places) and more than a little bit misunderstood but, boy, we're going to miss the spit and sawdust nature of the Marvel TV Shows - something we're unlikely to see again in the superhero genre now that Disney is holding the keys.
Jessica Jones: Season 3 is available to stream now. You can also buy the first season on Amazon.
- Jessica Jones also takes pride and place in our best best Netflix TV shows list