- Hilarious in Hindsight: In the Marvel Comics comic books, there was a story that featured Jessica Jones providing her PI services to Maria Hill, and Cobie Smulders, who plays Hill in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, once promoted it on her Instagram. Now, Smulders is portraying Dex Parios, who shares some uncanny similarities to Jessica, to the point several reviews of the show have compared Dex to an non-superpowered Jessica Jones.
- Memetic Mutation:
- Given that Dex's actress Cobie Smulders is known for playing Maria Hill in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, several fans of the MCU joked that Dex is Maria Hill, having moved to Portland, changed her name and joined the US military in Afghanistan before she settled to becoming a private detective.
- Continuing the connection with Marvel, some fans jokingly noted that Dex is basically Jessica Jones without superpowers; both being women with previous combat experience (Jessica having previously been a superheroine, Dex an Afghanistan vet), have PTSD, don't pass on the booze and became snarky private detectives.
- One-Scene Wonder: Janeane Garofalo as the PI proctor who is incredibly cynical about the job and desperately tries to steer Dex away from it.
YMMV / Stumptown (2019)