She-Hulk Attorney at Law 1×01 has finally smashed onto our screens! So, welcome to the new era of the MCU. It’s already been called fun, hilarious, and “the horniest show yet.” We agree, that this show is off to a great start. With Tatiana Maslany leading this Marvel show, there is no way anything can go wrong.
If you’re looking to go spoiler-free in this review, it’s not possible. Here, we take a deep dive into all things MCU She-Hulk in the very first episode of She-Hulk Attorney at Law. Although, if you need the lowdown of everything comic She-Hulk, get the history from The Nerdy Blogger, Fangirlish’s very own She-Hulk super fan. We’ll both be doing continued coverage of the series as it airs. So, strap in for the start of the ride because we’re about to talk everything She-Hulk 1×01.
WHO IS JENNIFER WALTERS?
At first glance, Jennifer Walters is a lawyer. Quite literally, we are introduced to her through the closing argument she’s about to make for a case. She is moving up in the law world, even though she may be underestimated. Jen’s coworker Dennis thinks he could do better than her, but her girl Nikki’s got her back. We’ve got the Deputy District Attorney with us, so she’s definitely here to protect everyone.
In her off hours, Jennifer goes on road trips with her cousin, Bruce Banner, aka The Hulk. Jen’s main concern is not how Bruce survived the events of Avengers: Endgame, but she needs to know one thing: Did Captain America die a virgin? That was the most important thing before her life completely changed. After getting in a car crash because a literal spaceship was in the road, her cousin accidentally spills blood on her.
Enter the She-Hulk.
Tatiana Maslany was absolutely the best choice to play Jennifer Walters. Not just because of my long-time membership to the Clone Club, but because Maslany is able to handle Jen’s duality so well. And Jen is so relatable because of her one-brain-cell kind of mind. How many times have Marvel fans had silly arguments like whether or not Captain America is a virgin? Yes, she’s going to joke about having a tight ass because that’s just where her mind leads. She’s carefree in her quips and attitude, but when it really comes down to it, she’s serious about her career. Jen’s got ambitions, and there’s no way that being a Hulk is going to stop that.
Maslany’s already mastered how to embody a character with that sense of duality. So, there is faith that nothing can go wrong with her performance later in the show.
This is really the first time that Marvel has called out the implications of being a woman in the world. Anyone who identifies as female can face aggravating situations at any time, so how could we not Hulk out? This first episode did a great job of showing how Jen experiences the world differently from Bruce.
Bruce spent almost 15 years running, smashing, and configuring his brain just so he could exist with The Hulk. Of course, he would want to assist Jen with everything he knows. But like everyone else, he projected himself onto her — and she couldn’t take it. We saw that when her coworker wanted to take over the closing statements. What makes either of these men feel like they can understand the world the way she does? So, Marvel lets Jen tell us her perspective, literally.
She-Hulk always broke the fourth wall, and it’s absolutely perfect for the first Marvel sitcom. The first female Hulk can tell you the way she experiences life. Not to mention, the MCU’s still funny. Now, it’s even funnier than before.
WHAT WE COULD EXPECT FROM SHE-HULK: ATTORNEY AT LAW
Dudebros think we need to revisit Iron Man (2008) to get the essence of the MCU. But this is the MCU, viewed from an outsider’s perspective. This is just getting us started. As for setting the tone of the series, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law 1×01 already told us this isn’t your typical Marvel project. For the past 14 years, we’ve had the testosterone-fueled CG battles with a quip here or there. But, who said that a Hulk story still needed to be dark and dangerous?
We knew to expect the humor, and we know to expect the many cameos that are yet to come. But there are still a lot of questions left to answer. How and why did Sakaar find Bruce? Why did Titania burst into the courtroom? When are we going to see Daredevil? That last one is very important and needs to be answered soon, please and thank you.
All in all, we the jury find She-Hulk: Attorney at Law to be guilty of being a great addition to the MCU.
After Credit Thought
There’s no way that Captain America lost his virginity in 1943. Has to be a story Cap made up to be impressive to the rest of the Avengers. I rest my case.