She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (2022)

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She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is another run-of-the-mill superhero show that has some interesting aspects to it but feels incredibly manufactured and lacks a “clincher” that truly grabs the viewer’s attention, at least throughout the first 4 episodes that Disney+ allowed me to see. There will be 5 more but I will not lose sleep if I do not tune in.

Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) is a single lawyer who, through a series of unfathomable events, becomes the giant superhero others start calling She-Hulk. In the series, she leans on The Hulk / Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), for training and navigates a complicated life as a professional and a powerful hero. 

Maslany brings forth charming charisma and she has moments that are nice to see on screen. Additionally, the way her character is written makes her relatable; she is not looking to be a superhero and has worked extensively to earn her degree to become a lawyer. Unfortunately, her identity as the She-Hulk makes it challenging to find work. I did like this premise and thought it was a strong aspect of the show but the way they solve the conflict so quickly and Walters' snappy quick witted dialogue did not allow me to feel the genuine struggle that someone in this predicament would actually be enduring.

Similar to Marvel’s recent mini series, Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight, there’s some distinct characteristics that make the lead character likable but the narrative is a sloppy uninspired thrown-together extravaganza that feels rushed. Interestingly, visual effects artists have made their voices heard that Marvel’s deadlines are unrealistic and cause stress. It is not wrong of me to assume that the story writers also do not have as much time as they’d like to pen the best story because there’s so much content being shoved out in such a short amount of time. As the toy repairman from Toy Story 2 says, “You can’t rush art” and although fans of the Marvel Universe are excited to be getting so much content within the past few months, it all feels unremarkable.

Note: If you are a fan of the show you can call the number 1-877-743-4855 to get an actual message from Jennifer Walters herself!

Final Verdict:Despite the likable lead character portrayed wonderfully by Tatiana Maslany, the narrative is a sloppy uninspired thrown-together extravaganza that feels rushed.