Just 30 minutes into the series premiere of "Jessica Jones," the title character, in flashback, is shown at a table in a high-end restaurant. It’s a version of Jones we’ve never seen before, polished and pristine, an evening gown replacing her traditional jeans. But the most significant change in our heroine’s appearance is the complete lack of fire in her eyes.
“To our anniversary,” Jones’ companion utters as their food arrives, “You’ll love it.”
“I will love it,” she parrots.
To our horror, Jones obliges, cracking what may be her first smile of the series, a...