She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
Jennifer must deal with the repercussions of her unbridled rage from the last episode and attempts to find out who was responsible.
Spoiler Level: Mild
After giving into her rage, Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) is in the same prison that Emil Blonsky was in, but her friends rally and she is offered a plea deal, no charges will be filed, but she must wear an inhibitor and never turn into She-Hulk again. Jennifer turns her attention to finding the master mind behind the “Inteligencia” organization and sue the pants off them. Of course, things do not go as planned and carnage ensues, with Titania, The Hulk and Abomination all involved, plus some other cast members from along the way. Sounds dark for a legal comedy, right? Don’t worry, it retains its own style.
So the first season of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law comes to an end, and this was a very different type of show, so it deserved a very different type of ending. Throughout the series, Jennifer was often breaking the fourth wall and addressing the audience directly with very “tongue in cheek” humor, so it is only fitting that in the finale, she would not only break the fourth wall, but in true Hulk-like fashion, she would SMASH it. There are several jokes pointed directly at Marvel and the MCU directly The very format that most of its productions follow become part of the joke as does the cost of showing superheroes using their powers, with the real butt of the joke being aimed at Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige, or should we call him K.E.V.I.N!
I had and have mixed feelings about the show and specifically the finale. The series for me started strong, with a great first episode, but then I felt petered off a little. Part of that was my own brain needed to adjust to the more humorous and less superhero-ish. Once I made that switch, I was able to appreciate the series a lot better. I really enjoyed the theme of Jennifer trying to find a connection both platonic and romantic and how that played out. As for the actual Finale, it took its outlandishness one step further and there is a small part of me that feels like they crossed a line. I am also a bit disappointed that we didn’t get a bigger villain at the end. There is another part of me really enjoyed it and appreciated the change in format and the poking fun at itself.
Overall, the series was fun, well-acted and had a refreshing change of pace, but it had its technical difficulties with some of the special effects not up to par with the rest of the MCU and I can imagine there are people who didn’t like the feminist centered plotlines.
She-Hulk: Whose Finale is it Anyways
- Writing - 8/108/10
- Storyline - 8/108/10
- Acting - 10/1010/10
- Music - 8/108/10
- Production - 8/108/10