Marvel’s She-Hulk Is A Hulk of Fun!

Marvel’s She-Hulk Is A Hulk of Fun! See why below!

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Hey All!

I just binge watched the first four episodes (of nine) of Marvel’s She Hulk: Attorney at Law! Representatives from Marvel Studios said that She Hulk was going to be the studio exploring the lighter side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While I do think that She Hulk definitely is lighter in tone than many of the previous Disney Plus shows, it is important to distinguish light from lack of substance.

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Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) plays the titular She Hulk, aka Jennifer Walters, and has a law firm of support. Ginger Gonzaga (I’m Dying Up Here) is Jen’s paralegal Nikki Ramos and Josh Segarra (Arrow) is fellow attorney Pug. Returning actors/characters to the series (for the first four episodes so far) include Benedict Wong as Wong (Doctor Strange & the Multiverse of Madness), Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky/The Abomination (The Incredible Hulk), and Mark Ruffalo (Avengers: Endgame) as Bruce Banner/The Hulk who is also Jennifer Walter’s cousin. The head writer and show creator is Jessica Gao, who has written on such shows as Silicon Valley, Rick and Morty, and Robot Chicken.

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Each of the first four episodes are approximately 30 minutes in length, and no time is wasted in a single episode. The episodes are fast paced and filled with either humor, MCU connectivity, or something that helps build this new world. Speaking of this new world, one law firm recognizes that there is a growing threat of super powered beings and not all of those threats are Avengers level problems. Some of those problems are handled in court. As such, the law firm of GLKH recognizes this growing problem and is capitalizing by creating a Superhuman Law Division with Jennifer Walters, She Hulk, as the head of the division.

Cases range from punitive damages being sought for a shapeshifting elf impersonating Megan Thee Stallion and conning an idiot, Sorcerer Supreme Wong seeking an injunction against a hack magician from performing magic, and the highest profile case of Emil Blonsky seeking release from his prison sentence on account of his good behavior.

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The writing deftly handles the tropes of the superhero genre with levity while never disrespecting it. We do get the comic book She Hulk trope of fourth wall breaking, which is actually sparingly used when compared to something like the Deadpool films. The cast has a strong chemistry and everyone feels like they understand the material and execute it flawlessly.

No surprise that Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer Walters, as well She Hulk through use of computer graphics, is the real star with her quirky deliveries, perfect comedic timing, and ability to convey one of my favorite lines in the show so far. There is a moment between Bruce and Jen in which she explains that essentially being a legal professional and a woman requires her to have control over her anger at all times and that is why she has better control over her transformations.

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There are some sexual situations, but nothing raunchy, and the violence is so far is very sparse. I am not sure I would recommend anyone under 13 watching just because some of the humor may go over their heads, but otherwise this is pretty much easily accessible to anyone, even someone who hasn’t seen an MCU show or film. That being said, those are steeped in the MCU will really love the references and cameos.

She Hulk is definitely competing for my favorite MCU Disney Plus show against Wandavision. She Hulk creatively weaves the MCU into the world of an attorney and delivers both in comedy and pathos. As aforementioned, I have seen the first four episodes and not only am I dying to watch the rest of the series, but will 100% revisit at least the first four over and over again for the simple fact that it genuinely lifts my spirit.

Check out She-Hulk streaming on Disney+ August 18th! I’m sure you will love it as much as I do!