“I already can’t wait to see more from this show. She-Hulk has already gotten off to a great start. Two green thumbs up from me.” says Annlyel James
She-Hulk is a character I’ve always wanted to see be brought to the big screen (or little screen, in this case). So when it was announced that she was getting her own show I was super excited. Now, it’s finally here, and unfortunately, there’s only one episode this week because that was enjoyable!
Tatiana Maslany stars as the titular character, Jennifer Walters, and very quickly into the first episode, she becomes She-Hulk. Instead of doing the long drawn-out establishing of character before a life-changing event sort of thing, the story skips all of that to get to the good part. And then the story snowballs from there.
Bruce Banner/Smart Hulk is trying to walk Jennifer Walters through the danger of being a Hulk and she’s not having it. All of her points of why she doesn’t need his tutoring in Hulk-ness are valid. But he feels responsible for her in case she does something terrible in the real world. So, the episode chronicles the Hulk boot camp rapidly, with Jennifer Walters being so good at being a Hulk that it’s bound to make some people angry. I mean, just look at the review bombing that’s already hit the show on the popular movie ranking site, IMDb.
And then, much quicker than I anticipated or wanted, the episode was over. I already can’t wait to see more from this show next week because apparently, this is the worst of the first four episodes due to its rushed pace and that means the series can only get better from here on out.
And yes, it feels like an authentic She-Hulk story. Plus the fact that it’s a comedy makes it even better. And I’m already loving the post-credit scenes. This show has already gotten off to a great start. Two green thumbs up from me.
She-Hulk is streaming on Disney Plus right now!
Annlyel James is a Senior Correspondent of The Future of the Force. She is passionate about Star Wars and Marvel but loves a wide variety of movie genres. Aside from her role with Future of the Force she also writes for her blog: annlyelonline. Follow her on Twitter where she channels the Force frequently!