Always be grateful

We will face challenges and things will not always go our way, but life is better when we are grateful.

Check out this Tiny Buddha post. Here’s an excerpt:

“It’s okay to feel angry, despondent, and disappointed. It’s okay to wish things were different—that we were healthier, or happier, or generally less lost in the world.

“There’s nothing evolved about ignoring reality or repressing our emotions. But there’s a difference between embracing our feelings and stewing in them.”

The world according to Jessica Jones

I finished Season 1 of “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” on Netflix and it’s simply amazing. I want to watch it again!

And, at the same time, seriously disturbing.

It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, especially if you’re expecting it to be another “superhero show”. It’s a neo-noir drama and psychological thriller where some of the characters just happen to have superpowers, and Marvel’s Netflix series is subversive, intense, darkly humorous, and definitely R-rated.

Some story elements were clumsily executed, but on the whole it sets the bar high for writing and acting, especially the performances of Krysten Ritter and David Tennant. It’s not just a great “superhero show”, but a great show, period.

The creator and showrunner of the “Jessica Jones” Netflix series is Melissa Rosenberg, who was the head writer and later executive producer of the first four seasons of “Dexter”. It’s based on the character created by Brian Michael Bendis and contains shout-outs to the Alias comic book series, other Marvel comics, and, of course, the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

This great io9 article is filled with spoilers, so don’t read it if you haven’t seen all 13 episodes.

Here’s an excerpt:

“One of the best choices the writers of Jessica Jones made was to pay full attention to the psychological effects of Kilgrave’s actions. While his ambitions are much smaller than any other Marvel villain we’ve seen so far—his only goal is, roughly, ‘Jessica’—his casual hijacking of people’s lives still leaves plenty of devastation in his wake.”

Can’t wait for Season 2!