The latest addition to the MCU via Disney+ is She-Hulk. The character in the comics definitely has never been as popular as her cousin, or most heroes in general. I don’t remember her in any of the cartoons that I watched, so I only vaguely knew of her before the show came out. I definitely was a little excited before the show premiered in August. Also, I will be posting some minor spoilers about the show. You have been warned.
The main character of She-Hulk is obviously Jennifer Walters who (before the show begins) is a decent lawyer from California. She also happens to be the cousin of Bruce Banner. His blood accidentally mixes with hers in a car accident, and she turns into a green monster too.
Funny enough, she doesn’t become the killing machine that can’t be controlled like Bruce was when he first became the Hulk. She just becomes a bigger and stronger version of herself with a lot more green to her skin complexion. She can also change forms at will.
The show is much unlike other shows in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s more of a legal comedy than it is a superhero show. Jennifer Walters gets the chance to be the lawyer for superhero related cases. And her first notable case is Emil Blonsky, better known as the super villain the Abomination. Hats off to Tim Roth for coming back to a role that he hasn’t portrayed in a very long time.
Disney originally tried to set up the main villain as Titania in their promotions. But that’s not exactly true for the whole season. I would say the main villains of the story are incels, otherwise known as the involuntary celibate. And they are the main people in real life complaining about the show too.
For example, the incel community lost their minds over this twerking scene with Megan Thee Stallion. They even went so far as to say that Stan Lee wouldn’t have approved of it. I very well infamously remember Stan Lee making a crappy superhero show for Spike TV about a stripper. The writers of the show definitely called it and made fun of their haters before they became haters.
The only criticism I will say that it’s pretty accurate among the toxic community that the MCU fanbase has become, is that of Bruce Banner/Hulk. He’s definitely pretty different in this one, as he’s definitely getting more regressive in strength and nicer.
The cameos in the show are definitely pretty darn sweet. Wong has been kind of expected in everything MCU these days. The Sorcerer Supreme’s popularity among fans has definitely risen since Avengers: Endgame.
My favorite one was definitely Daredevil/ Matthew Murdock. I actually didn’t watch any of the Netflix Marvel shows, but I enjoyed him in the new Spider-Man movie. He’s an amazing superhero and an even better lawyer. Charlie Cox definitely is well suited for the role. I remember trying to watch the Ben Affleck Daredevil movie many years ago and it was definitely cringe worthy.
While She-Hulk isn’t the best thing that has existed in the MCU so far, the show became one of my favorite shows of the summer/autumn this year. I can understand someone not liking the show, but most people that hate the show are definitely misogynistic incels. I heard season 2 is in the works and I will be delighted to watch that season, especially as the show kept getting better as time went on.
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We’ve only watched a few of the episodes. Finding it really hard to get into it!
It takes about four episodes to find its center