Debuts on Disney+ August 18, 2022
Marvel Studios’ “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law,” Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany)—an attorney specializing in superhuman-oriented legal cases—must navigate the complicated life of a single, 30-something who also happens to be a green 6-foot-7-inch superpowered hulk. The nine-episode comedy series welcomes a host of MCU vets, including Mark Ruffalo as Smart Hulk, Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky/the Abomination, and Benedict Wong as Wong, as well as Jameela Jamil, Josh Segarra, Ginger Gonzaga, Jon Bass and Renée Elise Goldsberry. The series is directed by Kat Coiro (Episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9) and Anu Valia (Episodes 5, 6, 7) with Jessica Gao as head writer. Executive producers are Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Kat Coiro and Jessica Gao. “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” streams exclusively on Disney+ beginning August 18, 2022.
I want to be honest and say I was not very excited about this series. I really had no feelings whatsoever about it and was not sure if I was even going to watch it. I am a fav of Hulk and feel like MCU has not given us enough of him over the years. I would love to see a new HULK movie. Knowing that we are not going to get one, I really enjoyed how they highlight Hulk in Ragnarök and the Avengers movies. So, when it was announced that SHE-HULK was coming I had an internal eye roll.
I don't know anything about She-Hulk, comicbooks or anything she is involved in. I opened my mind to the series when I saw that Mark Ruffalo would be in the series. I am glad that I did! Tatiana Maslany plays Jennifer Walters, an attorney who just happens to be cousins with the big green superhero. She has put a lot of hard work and effort into her career. She wants to be taken seriously and that does not come easy after an accident turns her into a HULK.
There are a lot of parallels in the show about how hard it is to make your own way in the corporate world and being a woman. Then they throw being "different" in the mix and Walters really begins to struggle with her human self. The questions most of us have had to ask ourselves like "what would you do to get ahead?", "Am I ok compromising a part of you to get to do the things you want to do?". All of these topics pop up in the first 4 episodes of She-Hulk.
What Ms. Walters doesn't seem to struggle with being a Hulk. This is a little bit of a struggle for her cousin Bruce, who has struggled for a long time on how to hone in on his angry side. We also get to see some growth with Hulk and some other past characters from the saga.
Visually this series is very fun. You get the feel of any "Law firm" type tv series mixed with a touch of the original "The Incredible Hulk" tv series and of course the MCU franchise. Yes, it is a comicbook series and you get humor and silliness. You also get some real-life story lines that deal with family, job loss, moral compromise, award dating and jealousy.
I had a lot of fun watching the first four episodes and look froward to watching the rest. There are a few holes in the story and some things that don't fit in with the MCU characters and timeline. I can look past most of them because the characters are fun to watch and the pacing of the story really hits me.
Check out She-Hulk: Attorney at Law on Disney+