Welcome to Hulk 101, Here's Your Syllabus: 'She-Hulk: Attorney at Law' Episode 1 Review

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From the reveal of the first poster to the premiere of the series, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law has just been ragged on like no other show—and without any good reason as to why. Is it because we're not used to seeing a slender, green, female Hulk, or is it that we don't want a slender, green, female Hulk?

Hear me out: can't we just have a solid, fun show without the cutthroat Marvel-fan expectations of it being earth-shattering? Let's take the more recent Ms. Marvel, for example—another show that was absolutely wrecked by fans prior to viewing. Despite all of that, it holds the highest rating of any Marvel series so far with a concrete 98% on Rotten Tomatoes.

It feels like it's almost become systematic at this point to simply dismiss new shows before they air: as with Ms. Marvel, we also saw it with Disney+'s Hawkeye, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and The Book of Boba Fett, both of which had highs and lows, but none of which deserved the sometimes-vitriolic audience critiques.

That's all to say, let's keep an open mind with this one. They're not trying to solve world peace or anything with this series: it's about a woman who's trying to balance out her life as a successful attorney while also being a Hulk on the side—it's absurd, but we already know that.

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It looks like the main villain of the series is shaping up to be Titania (Jameela Jamil), who we got a slight glimpse of at the end of the first episode. In Marvel comics history, Titania made her first appearance in Secret Wars back in 1984, eventually becoming one of She-Hulk's main foes.

As for the remaining eight episodes of the series, I'm hoping that Bruce becomes a mainstay; it's refreshing to see him in the role of the teacher since it's more so been delegated to Iron Man in the past. And with the recent cancellation of Batgirl in the DC Universe, it's a breath of relief to see a series like this not being thrown into the garbage. Coming right off the heels of the successful Ms. Marvel, so far, things are looking bright (and green) for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.

Oh, and they featured a perfect plate of silver dollar pancakes at one point in the episode, so that's a major bonus point.

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law airs on Thursdays on Disney+.

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