Parents' Guide to

Jessica Jones

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Flawed heroine fights evil in a darkly sexy, violent world.

TV Netflix Drama 2015
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 24 parent reviews

age 18+

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 13+


I have let my 13 year old daughter watch this, and I see no problem with it. As a television show, the concepts are a little dark, but nothing my daughter couldn’t handle. Jessica is a strong woman with a disturbing past, but she doesn’t let this get her down. My daughter loves this show, although her friends don’t. This is my parenting route and everyone will have their own. I have told her that she can come to me if she felt unsafe, scared or disturbed, and she has not. I myself have watched all of it and feel this is right for my daughter’s maturity and understanding of concepts, such as alcohol, rape and some extreme violence. Thanks, Greg.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (24):
Kids say (31):

As a role model, she's dark and dicey. But if you like your heroines strong with a side of snark, there's no denying that Jessica Jones makes for great and ultimately addicting TV. And you don't have to be a "comic book person" either. Even those coming to this Marvel drama with zero backstory will find plenty to like, from the cinematic story lines and compelling cliffhangers engineered to keep binge-watchers sated to the main character's refreshing twist on modern feminism. It's all a little weird, but it works.

Whether you want your kids watching or not is your call. Though the series' fascinating study of an abused woman coming to grips with her past may resonate with some teens, the show's overall themes are dark and difficult. Most scenes involving Killgrove are also deeply disturbing. And though the show steers clear of "graphic" sex in terms of nudity, what you do see is definitely ... explicit.

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