She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

A mean, green lawyer you’ll want to hire.

We meet Jennifer Walkers (Tatiana Maslany from “Orphan Black” and “Stronger”), an ambitious, young attorney, who is up for big things with an office and business cards. However, on a road trip with her cousin Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo)-A.K.A. Smart Hulk-they end up in a car accident, and Bruce’s blood ends up inside Jennifer’s injuries. That means they share the Hulk DNA.

That’s the setting for the new made-for-Disney+ MCU series “She-Hulk: Attorney At Law,” which has fun with its combination of superheroes and courtroom drama, as if it wanted to be known as “MCU” meets “Law & Order.” It’s mean, green, and lean with a fast pace and a campy attitude of its own. It has its flaws, but it’s still fun.

After training to keep both her human and Hulk sides in balance, she ends up battling a superhero influencer named Titania (Jameela Jamil), and earns the name She-Hulk from the public. Despite her heroic deeds, her firm considers her a liability. Therefore, no firm will hire her, except for the super human law division GLK&H, which requires her to appear in court as her She-Hulk persona.

Tim Roth reprises his 2008 role as the former officer of Royal Marine Commando-Emil Blonsky, A.K.A. Abomination, whom Jennifer must represent, while Benedict Wong is back as Wong, who is now dealing with a magician named Donny Blaze (Rhys Coiro), who uses the mythical arts for his magic shows. I only got the first four episodes of the show, but I’ve also heard that Charlie Cox is also returning as Matt Murdock, A.K.A. Daredevil, and others like Jon Bass and Renee Elise Goldsberry come in.

It’s not a perfect show, because of how the story presents itself, and because of some annoying characters, like a drunk girl who gives Wong “The Sopranos” spoiler alerts. I sure hope I see less of her. But there are some good laughs and a lot to look forward to, like how Abomination and Taitana’s respective stories will pay off, and how ambitious Jennifer Walkers is at getting her career on track, while transitioning into a superhero.

Maslany has fun with the character on both sides, and one of the running gags is how she breaks the fourth wall-telling fans about not expecting cameos, when that’s a load of hooey. Because we have Ruffalo and Wong having their comedic moments, and Roth having his charisma.

I’m a softie for enjoying these MCU shows and movies, but remember, I dumped on “Eternals” in recent memory. I’m giving “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” another positive feedback, because I just have fun with how these shows keep the levity and seriousness at their own pace. This show is more of a comedy, and a funny one at that.

Rating: 3 out of 4.

Streaming on Disney+ Tomorrow

Categories: Action, Adventure, comedy, Series

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