She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
Jennifer Walters must navigate the confusing life as She-Hulk, balancing both a new job and her family.
Spoiler Level: Mild
In the aftermath of her brief battle with Titania (Jameela Jamil), Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) is outed as a superhero, being dubbed “She-Hulk” by the public. This creates some major changes in her life, beginning with a new career as the head of the superhumans division of GLK&H law firm. Her first client almost breaks the deal, as it is Emil Blonsky (Tim Roth), also known as “the Abomination”, who just happened to try to kill her cousin and pretty much destroyed Harlem in the ensuing battle (as seen in The Incredible Hulk in 2008). In addition to dealing with the stresses of a new job, Jennifer must navigate the complicated pressures of her loving parents and family.
There isn’t much to say about this episode, because honestly, not much really happened. This was more of an expositional episode, reintroducing Blonsky, and meeting Jennifer’s family. The big plot point is her losing one job and being offered a job to head a law division specifically geared to take cases involving superhumans. There was no real danger or bad guy to fight and no real action to speak of. I did like that the character continues to break the 4th wall and speak to the audience. This allows us a deeper peak into Jennifer’s true personality. For example, she fears that even though she knows she is more than qualified for the new position, she fears her peers will believe she got the job only because she is a superhuman herself. In the meeting of her family, we see a bit of where she gets her ability to talk incessantly comes from, as she endures a dinner of endless chatter. But there is a nice moment with her father played by Mark Linn-Baker where he gives her some fatherly advice.
The overall tone of the episode remained light and more comical than previous Marvel television series, and I am sure everything that happened in this episode is needed to progress the series. In addition to the lack of action, the running time also felt a bit short with it being barely a half an hour long. Overall, I still enjoyed the show and am excited to see where they are heading and am excited to see Benedict Wong and Charlie Cox playing Wong, who has a past with Blonsky and Matt Murdock / Daredevil in future episodes.
Although the episode lacked any discernable action, it was still entertaining giving us some much needed background and setting up the rest of the series.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Large!
- Writing - 8/108/10
- Storyline - 7/107/10
- Acting - 9/109/10
- Music - 9/109/10
- Production - 9/109/10
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