She-Hulk: Attorney at Law 1×04 slows the show down a bit this week, but does a lot for its character development. Sorry to those who need a bit more action in their Marvel content, but Jen is finally embracing her life as She-Hulk. The only action Jen’s getting is the next person she can find on Matcher. Meanwhile, Wong has some trouble getting to watch some of his favorite TV shows because of an idiot “magician.” So this week, let’s dive into what the exaggerated humor of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law does for its characters.
MYSTIC MAGICAL SHOW
Donny Blaze wishes he could be David Copperfield, but just can’t live up to the hype. He does have some tricks up his sleeve from Kamar-Taj, but when he sends a drunk girl to hell and back, there’s a price to pay. The Sorcerer Supreme isn’t happy that Donny is using the Mystic Arts for his own gain. Fortunately for Wong, he has someone he knows in the superhuman law division who can represent him. But we all know this is about how his TV shows keep getting spoiled for him. the spite is real.
This court case should’ve been closed quickly, but of course, the show had to lean into the real consequences of humans having powers. It’s only the beginning of Jen’s tenure in the superhuman law division, but so far, no one seems to take their cases seriously. Both Donny and Rina are power-hungry and think they can be above the law. Based on the attack that happened in the last episode, this could be the thread that ties the season together. People are immersed in this world Marvel built and now they want the power for themselves. That power-hungry feeling has been a theme in almost all of the MCU villains, but now it’s on a much wider scale. It’ll be interesting to see how that develops over time.
JEN’S DATING WOES
For all of us single and afraid to mingle, we finally have the superhero for us. Jen’s jumped into dating again and it’s not going well. Nikki was right, using your corporate photo is not the best bet for Matcher (or Tinder for the Marvel universe.) Turns out men don’t want to talk to the real Jen, but being She-Hulk has its advantages. Who wouldn’t want to date a woman who can lift a ton? But, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law 1×04 highlights how strange online dating can be. It’s true, you can just be an online avatar that people are okay disregarding. There’s no sense of a real connection. Jen has to fight just to get her words across to her date while she’s in human form. Men objectify her as She-Hulk and it’s not sweet. Who would want to go through that?
Despite all the hate comments about She-Hulk regarding its representation, the show does give a realistic look at what being a woman in this world is like. Hate to break it to you, but dating these days is not like Sex and the City. By packaging it in a 30-minute sitcom about a superhero, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law 1×04 presents dating in a humorous way so it can make these crap circumstances easier to swallow. Having someone disregard what you’re saying is not easy and watching them walk away the night after isn’t nice. Yes, the series exaggerates the male perspective, but it’s literally what Jen sees. It is her show, after all. She tells you what she’s thinking.
The best perk of the episode was seeing Jen finally embrace her She-Hulk alter ego as empowering. She’s sexy and it took transforming into a Hulk for her to understand that. She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is sex-positive and will not apologize for it, this is the new era of the MCU. So suck it, dudebros.
Wong may like to act like he is the Sorcerer Supreme and it is above it all, but he is a changed man. Seeing She-Hulk: Attorney at Law 1×04 characterize him as the type to sue someone over a spoiled TV show is gold. We were introduced to Wong as Doctor Strange’s serious teacher/sidekick. Wong steers Strange between right and wrong, but too often Strange has gone and done his own thing. (See Spider-Man: No Way Home.) So it’s refreshing to see Wong actually have a personality and surprise, just like Jen, he has a one-brain-celled mind. Someone please give the Sorcerer Supreme a break and let him watch This is Us in peace.
Now Marvel is doing what it needed to do long ago and developing Wong as his own person. I’m excited to see Wong take a more prominent role in the MCU. Yes, Jen, it does give us Twitter armor, but Wong deserves his screen time. He is the most powerful sorcerer Earth has to offer and we need to see more of that. No more thinking of Wong as a secondary character because he has way too much main character energy for that.
After Credit Thought
This is my formal petition to get a series of short episodes of ‘Wongers’ and Madisynn. They can review shows and get more drunk as the show goes. We all know Wong has a favorite Drag Race Star, but we don’t know who.
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