Another She-Hulk two-part review! Sorry for the delay, folks. Fortunately, the show is picking up speed. ESPECIALLY with “you-know-who’s” appearance! But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Before we start, SPOILERS AHEAD!!!
The Retreat begins with Jen hooking up with a gentleman, Miller, from the last episode! Everything seems to be going well for Jen. Dates, texting, and some “grown-up” time. But out of the blue, Miller ghosts Jen. No more calls, texts, nothing. While dealing with this, Jennifer gets a call from Emil Blonsky’s parole officer. Apparently, the power inhibitor is damaged, and it may be possible that Blonsky may be attempting to leave the state. As it turns out, upon driving to Blonsky’s retreat, it’s only malfunctioned. Also, Emil is helping other super-powered individuals with their emotional issues. Unfortunately for Jen, two C-Listers, Man-Bull and El Aguila damaged Jen’s car, so she has to stay until repairs are done. While at the retreat, Jen meets more C-List villains, (including Wrecker from the Wrecking Crew, who attacked her in Episode 2!), and reluctantly expresses herself on how she’s viewed versus how she wants to be viewed. Emil and the group encouraged her to embrace both sides of herself, Jen, and She-Hulk. Later, we find that Miller is secretly working for the She-Hulk hate group, “Intelligencia” and stole a sample of her DNA!!
Ribbit and Rip It is the latest episode. We see a lame appearance of Leap-Frog, failing to stop a robbery. After hiring She-Hulk to represent him, for faulty equipment failure, she discovers that the same person who invented Leap-Frog’s suit is the stylist that made Jen’s special clothes. As Luke Jacobson is furious that Jen’s serving him a summons, he hires his own lawyer…Matt Murdock! We witness a legal battle of wits between Jen and Matt, with Matt stating that due to Leap-Frog’s failure of using the proper fuel for his jet boots, Jacobson isn’t legally responsible. Therefore, Matt wins his case, leaving Jen out of a designer for the Southern California Law Awards Gala. However, Matt and Jen share drinks, with Matt encouraging her to help people as both a lawyer and She-Hulk. While they certainly share a vibe, Matt gets a call and excuses himself. At home, Jen gets a call from Leap-Frog saying he’s being “attacked”. We see Jen finally putting on her super-suit, and just when she reaches Leap-Frog’s location, Daredevil jumps in. A brief scuffle between the two occurs, and can we say Matt has gotten a huge buff in skills! Jumping and flipping with ease, and with a new red and yellow costume! They discover that Leap-Frog kidnapped Luke, so they work together to save him. While Matt uses stealth, Jen smashes as only She-Hulk can. Together, they free Jacobson, who reluctantly makes Jen a dress for the gala. Jen and Matt share a romantic moment, which leaves them having some…” alone time”. After Matt leaves, Jen is ready for the gala. Upon receiving an award, “Intelligencia” strikes, hacking into the feed, bashing and shaming Jen. Enraged, Jen breaks the teleprompter and goes into a rage. While attempting to capture an “Intellegencia” agent. The Department of Damage Control stops her, guns at the ready!
Daredevil coming back, the secret organization making their move, She-Hulk “Hulking out”, it’s all coming together. My question is, what now? Will Jen lose her job? Will Matt come back and defend her case? And, who is behind “Intelligencia”?! 9 out of 10, for me! Post your comments below, and till next time, fellow blerds!
Sorry for lacking in my reviews on She-Hulk, everyone. It's not that I haven't enjoyed the show, but life sometimes gets in the way. So, since three episodes have been released, thus far, I'll be doing a summary of the past three episodes. Also, I'll be giving my personal thoughts on the show and predictions for what may happen later on! SPOILERS AHEAD!!!
"The People vs. Emil Blonsky" picks up right where the last episode left off; Jen now has to figure out a way to prove that Blonsky, aka The Abomination, didn't willingly break out of prison. With his pending release in danger, Jen is told by Emil that he was released by the new Sorceror Supreme, Wong! As Wong and Jen deliberate on a court strategy, an Asgardian shape-shifting elf has been posing as Megan Thee Stallion. While Jen has to prove Blonsky's innocence, she also must help a sexist co-worker from being scammed.
"Is This Real Magic?" gives us more Wong, as he asks Jen for legal advice. One of the dropouts from Karmar Taj, Donny Blaze, is abusing his teachings. While fighting off demons that Blaze, Jen is having trouble with her dating life, so she creates a profile but using her She-Hulk persona. After some horrible speed dates, She-Hulk finally gets lucky! Sadly, not only does her date not like her in "Jen form", she learns that socialite Titanna is suing Jen for trademark infringement! This brings us to the latest episode, "Mean, Green, And Straight-Poured Into These Jeans"! While friends Ramos and Pug discover a stylist that creates fashion for superheroes, Jen and co-worker Mallory Book must prove that Jen owns the "She-Hulk" moniker. While they do battle with Titanna in court, Jen meets superhero stylist, Luke Jacobson. While Jacobson eventually creates Jen some new clothes that match her "She-Hulk" form, we also see the red and gold Daredevil helmet!!!
What I love about this show, is that it doesn't take itself so seriously! It's a comedy series, not a drama. If you're expecting some serious moments, then keep looking. Also, the writers are aware of how negative critics are trashing the show, and mock them openly! That sort of action can backfire, but thankfully, it plays well. Especially with She-Hulk breaking the fourth wall. From easter eggs, to the impending appearance of Matt Murdock, She-Hulk: Attorney At Law is entertaining...and one of the few gems in Phase 4 MCU. Post your thoughts below, and till next time fellow blerds!
Episode 2 of She-Hulk: Attorney At Law is out, and while it felt quick, there was quite a bit to discuss! As always, SPOILERS AHEAD!!!
We start with the aftermath of the “fight in court with Jen and “the super-powered influencer”, Titanna. After the media gets ahold of it and proclaims Jen officially as “She-Hulk”. While she hates the name, it sticks as Jen and her friends go to a bar to celebrate her new-found status. Unfortunately, Jen’s actions have gotten her fired as a Deputy DA, due to making the jury biased in favor of super-powered beings. After a quick montage of being rejected by employers, Jen goes to her family’s home, where she’s bombarded with superhero-related questions. Only her dad seems to care about Jen’s actual state. Reassuring that everything will work out, Jen continues her quest for employment.
Back at the bar, Jen is approached by the CEO of GLK and H (the opposing law firm, against Jen’s case, last episode.) They specialize in “Super-powered related cases” and want to hire Jen as the face of their “Superhero Law Division”. Accepting the offer, Jen’s expected to be She-Hulk full-time, and she breaks the fourth wall, letting us know her disappointment. Adding to her dismay, Jen’s first case is for Emil Blonsky aka The Abomination! (From The Incredible Hulk, way, way back in 2008). After arguing the fact that he tried to kill Jen’s cousin, if she doesn’t take the case, she won’t have a job at the law firm. Reluctantly, Jen goes to The Raft to meet Blonsky. While Blonsky is in human form, he claims to have been a changed person. He’s arguing to be released on parole. Emil argues that the U.S. Government is responsible for him being Abomination and destroying half of Harlem. He asks Jen to be his lawyer, and after a sob story, Jen ponders on the offer. At her apartment, Jen calls Bruce to give him the details and wonders if she should take the job. Bruce tells her that he’s ok with Jen representing Blonsky, and we also find out that Bruce is in space!!! Possible Planet Hulk storyline?! Jen calls Mr. Holloway to accept the case, to which he tells her to turn on the news. A news report shows Abomination in an underground fight club, breaking out of prison! (From the movie, Shang-Chi!).
Like I said, a surprisingly quick episode, but this one deals with setting some nice conflicts that Jen will have to solve. There are some nice references to the iconic 90’s art, with She-Hulk working out on the beach, callbacks to Eternals and Wolverine easter egg! While no action was present, this isn’t the type of show to expect that kind of stuff. Episode 2 of She-Hulk: Attorney At Law gets a 7 out of 10. Post your thoughts in the comments below, and till next time fellow Blerds!!!