Review: She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

Series: Marvel Cinematic Universe: #29.1

Series: MCU Phase 4: #6.1

Series: MCU TV: #8

It’s not easy being green.

Well that’s a strange one. She’s the Hulk’s cousin. One things lead to another, and she gets all Hulked out… but without any of the downsides?

The contrast between being a Hulk and being a lawyer (and being a big green lawyer) is pretty cool, Tatiana Maslany does a wonderful job in the titular role, and it was great fun to see Tim Roth’s Abomination again, not to mention Charlie Cox’s Daredevil. Fun casting.

Plotwise, it’s a really weird show. And they’re rather solidly into the whoe 4th wall breaking thing, which is kind of amusing. Weird. But amusing.

Overall, I enjoyed the show. Not my favorite of the MCU TV shows, but I’m glad to have watched it.

Individual episode thoughts (spoilers)

1. A Normal Amount of Rage

Bit cheap that she doesn’t really have to deal with the rage. Wonder if she’s the weird one… or Bruce was.

It’s nice to see Ruffalo again. And Tatiana Maslany is great so far. I need to watch Orphan Black.

2. Superhuman Law

She-Hulk. It is a dumb name—rather more 1980 comics. Funny that they’re hanging a lampshade on it in the modern world.

I … did not expect Abomination. And the original actor no less. And … he’s got a point. Fascinating.

3. The People vs Emil Blonsky

Blonksky … is quite the character.

The B-Plot of a terrible human being suing a fairly terrible shape shifting elf from New Asgard is … strange. But amusing.


Parole Officer #1: And as for Mr. Wong…

Wong: Just "Wong." The Sorcerer Supreme. Master of the Mystic Arts. Leader and former librarian of Kamar-Taj.

Parole Officer #1: Yeah. You realize that you've just admitted to facilitating a prisoner escape, which is a crime.

Wong: I must depart.

\[Wong stands up, creates a portal and leaves\] 

Wong is wonderful.

4. Is This Not Real Magic?

Wong vs a stage magician… who happens to have a real magic doodad.

Jen dates… as She-Hulk.

Madisynn, two Ns, one Y, 🎵 but not where you think 🎵.

What could possibly go wrong?

5. Mean, Green, and Poured Into These Jeans

Legal proceedings on the name She-Hulk… and a fashion designer for the super heroes.


6. Just Jen

The wedding episode. :D

… kind of cute.

Mr. Immortal, dying to get out of the conversations. Legally, not literally.

… I do not get how that plot line works. Why are the lawyers working for the exes / widows?

7. The Retreat

Blonkski, spiritual advisor. I’m actually surprised at how wonderful that ended up being.

The general plot of the show is… weird, but the little moments are great!

8. Ribbit and Rip It

Daredevil! And in a lawyer off no less. I like it.

The Sekovia Accords have been repealed? Interesting.

Also… Jen really missed Murdoch getting suits made? That’s amusing.

Delightful. Just delightful.

9. Whose Show is This?

Oh that started delightfully weird… and then really went off the rails.

Truth be told, I’m not sure what to think of it. I like that they’re trying to buck expectations… but they didn’t end up with much of a finale. C’est la vide.