Without spoilers, I'll say I really enjoyed it. I can't say I liked it *more* than Daredevil, but it was definitely on par, and it succeeded in different ways.
Daredevil did a better job of holding my interest with the back and forth between DD and Kingpin, and though many people will argue Kilgrave is one of Marvel's best villains, I disagree despite Tennant's performance and the great writing. Kilgrave was definitely one of Marvel's most terrifying and twisted villains (if you want to make a show about how absolutely bonkers scary mind control would be, he exemplifies it) but the very nature of the character meant Kilgrave pretty much had to be straight up evil/demented, with no real friends or allies. It limited how interesting Kilgrave could be.
The thing that made Kingpin for me (in addition to Vincent D'onofrio's amazing performance) was that we got to see him in his normal life, with friends and a support network. He was genuinely loyal to Wesley (his loyal manservant/bodyguard) who was genuinely loyal right back, and you could tell these two men had been through some really traumatic experiences that cemented their bond. And of course there was the very real relationship with Vanessa, which humanized Kingpin's character much better than the disturbing (but ultimately inconsequential) things we learn about Kilgrave's past.
(Spoilers for Daredevil S1)
That, plus the fact that Kingpin did see himself as a hero (he wanted to save Hell's Kitchen, just in a very ruthless way) means he edges out Kilgrave, just because I'm partial to a complicated villain. Kingpin had complication and Kilgrave does not.
That aside, Jessica Jones did win when it came to making me truly fear for and empathize with the people who got caught in the crossfire between Jessica and Kilgrave. In DD, we see Matt save folks and see folks experience trauma, but then those folks are pretty much swept off screen afterward. JJ does a great job with continuing to show us the aftermath of the vast majority of Kilgrave's survivors, especially folks you'd expect to drop off the radar on other shows. You see them trying to recover. Plus, the very fact that Kilgrave is constantly forcing Jessica to fight innocent people (including her own best friends) means she's constantly wracked with guilt by the things she has to do, and it's her compassion that allows him to keep besting her.
The other thing that JJ wasn't afraid to do was not pull back from showing the truly sad and tragic consequences of Kilgrave's actions. In particular (big spoilers below):
Spoiler for Hiden:
- Hope eventually realizing that she will *not* be redeemed, and committing suicide to free Jessica to take out Kilgrave
- The gay couple in Kilgrave's last stolen apartment, who Kilgrave commands to "erase his father from the face of the Earth". We know the surviving spouse will be charged with murder, so in addition to having this horrific murder of watching his spouse kill themselves by drinking drainkiller and dismembering a body in his garbage disposal, he'll also be tried for murder and (assuming Hogarth doesn't argue he was mind-controlled) end up just like Hope.
- The (incredibly annoying) sister who, despite being a character I loathed, still lost her brother and doesn't know how to deal with it.
- Hogarth's spouse (who gets killed by her secretary) and the secretary herself, who may go down for murder... not to mention Kilgrave's command of "make her die by a thousand cuts". Brr.
Basically, when somebody gets Kilgrave'd, it's often worse than getting killed, because they're left with the horrific memories of what they did to themselves or their loved ones, and may be thrown in jail on top of that.
So, JJ gets points for not trying to sugarcoat any of the bad things that Kilgrave did to random innocent folks. Some things I wasn't too crazy about (more big spoilers, echoing others)
But, ultimately, I'd highly recommend this show, as the writing is (overall) great, and as others have stated, it does a really good job of dealing with some really heavy issues (rape and PTSD) in a way that is not remotely exploitative and makes you genuinely feel for the characters.
So both Daredevil and Jessica Jones are absolutely worth subbing to Netflix, even if you just want to pay for one month (cheap!) and binge both.