I don’t even know what Marvel was thinking with She-Hulk: Attorney at law



One of the covers for the new Disney+ and Marvel show She-Hulk

Marvel has gone off the rails. 

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is the latest and craziest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe streaming on Disney+. It features Jen Walters, aka She-Hulk, played by Tatiana Maslany, as she acquires her powers from her cousin Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), she struggles with her new double life, goes through the trials of love, and is tested over and over again. 

This is all decently typical; then, Jen speaks to the audience. I was shocked. I had no idea what to expect from this show so, I assumed it would follow the same formula as the other Marvel movies and shows; instead, we have Jen objecting to being a superhero and breaking the fourth wall. It was entertaining, and I absolutely adore this show, but it took me aback in a good way. 

There is an abundance of things Marvel did right with this show. Jen and her best friend, Nikki, portrayed by Ginger Gonzaga, are absolute feminist icons being one of them. One of the main plot lines was the two women working in a law firm, and we watched their male coworkers either help boost them up or view them as lesser or sex objects. Through it all, the best friends shook their heads, rolled their eyes, and kept their cool. 

Another nifty thing Marvel achieved was keeping each thirty-minute episode entertaining. They left me feeling empty, only wanting more of Jen and her shenanigans. The light-hearted air of the show was most definitely a factor of my longing; it was utterly humorous even through Jen’s monstrous struggles. 

I was also enamored by the many familiar faces that were brought on such as Wong, Bruce, and Emil, or the Abomination (Tim Roth); then, there was a new yet still familiar face I was none the lesser pleased to view: Matt Murdock, or Daredevil (Charlie Cox), who seems as though he will appear in later seasons. The sight of these characters kept my attention even more. 

It doesn’t even seem on-brand for Marvel, but I am impressed to see the writers stretch their creativity and include this humor-based TV series.

I am obsessed with the protagonists, but I hold a boiling hatred for the antagonist, Todd (Jon Bass). He is an egotistical idiot. He was on the show for fans to loathe and did an excellent job at that. I have nothing remotely nice to say about him; he is a man-child, and I cringed every time he entered the frame. I was tempted to skip past the scenes he appeared in. I could go on about every small thing I dislike about this character, but this was, thankfully, the only complaint I have with the show, and I will continue on. 

Before I go into how Marvel has gone insane, I will state it clearly here: I love, love, love this show. It doesn’t even seem on-brand for Marvel, but I am impressed to see the writers stretch their creativity and include this humor-based TV series. Now, the finale was what truly showed the insanity over at Marvel. 

Marvel took breaking the fourth wall to a new level, completely altering what I believed when it came to the Marvel universe. It held my interest for sure. I had been casually leaning against my couch, then suddenly, I was leaning forward repeatedly saying ‘What?’ Sadly, that is all I can say without spoiling this must-watch episode, so I will leave it to you to watch the show, watch the finale, then come back and make sense of this paragraph.