Review | She-Hulk: Attorney At Law (1×02 Superhuman Law)
“This second episode delivers some quick laughs while developing Jennifer’s story as she struggles between her work life and being She-Hulk. I can’t get enough of this series!”
Thursday is the new Marvel day. So it is time for the second episode of She-Hulk: Attorney At Law. Does it live up to its amazing series premiere?
The first episode literally ended with Jennifer Walters turning into She-Hulk to save the jury in the courtroom. Revealing to the world that you are a superhero has consequences. Good ones and bad ones. We have seen what happened to Peter Parker in Spider-Man No Way Home which was different than Tony Stark’s experience in Iron Man 2. As for Jennifer, the situation is also different. Unlike Tony Stark, she is not a billionaire. Thus she needs to work. This is why she is an attorney at law.
However, being a superhero and working may not be easy. On one hand, she is popular because she is She-Hulk. On the other hand, she cannot find work exactly because of that. That is Jennifer’s struggle in a part of this episode. This creates trouble for her. And when she eventually gets work, it is because she is She-Hulk and not really for her skills as a lawyer. I think it is fascinating to explore that aspect of being a superhero.
Beyond her work life, there is also her personal life. We get to meet Jennifer’s family. And even there, it is not as easy as it may seem. There are a lot of things to work on for our newest superhero. It feels right to tell this story as a sitcom. It is a lot of thematics you find in that type of series except they added the superhero element to it. The results speak for themselves.
CALLBACKS AND LOOK AHEAD
This episode has some very important callbacks. It marks the proper return of Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky a.k.a the Abomination. I used the word proper because if you remember his return to the MCU was actually in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings with a little cameo of the Abomination. And that scene is connected to She-Hulk. In fact, it is the second connection it has with this movie. Last week, the first episode answered why we saw Bruce Banner in his human form in Shang-Chi. It just feels like reading comics. You see something in one comic and then you get to see the why in another.
And speaking of Emil Blonsky, you cannot talk about his return without mentioning The Incredible Hulk. Since this series breaks the fourth wall, it is the perfect opportunity to acknowledge Hulk’s literal change. It is simply a little noise that Jennifer does looking at the audience. It is a mutual understanding which is really funny. I think this is going to be quite interesting to see what they do with Emil now. Honestly, this is so good to see Tim Roth again.
This episode looks back on what happened before. But it also looks ahead. We see the same Sakaaran ship from episode one. It is there to tease something. If you are familiar with the comics, it seems we are heading towards a version of World War Hulk. There are so many projects to look forward to in the MCU! Undoubtedly, this is the best time to be a Marvel fan!
This second episode delivers some quick laughs while developing Jennifer’s story as she struggles between her work life and being She-Hulk. I can’t get enough of this series!
She-Hulk is streaming on Disney Plus right now!
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