With the first half of the first season of “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” already over, the show should be ready to start setting up its endgame.
That, however, is not the case. Instead, we have a self-contained wedding episode. Jen (Tatiana Maslany) attends the wedding of a high school friend who requests that she does not change into She-Hulk so she doesn’t overshadow her wedding. That is fine and all, except for the fact that Titania (Jameela Jamil) shows up as a date solely to crash the wedding and get at Jen.
See my initial review below. This written version will go more in-depth.
Meanwhile, Nikkie (Ginger Gonzaga) and Mallory (Renée Elise Goldsberry) deal with the many divorce cases of an immortal man fittingly named “Mr. Immortal,” who “dies” every time he wants to get out of a marriage. The issue is that everyone knows that he comes back to life, and they feel cheated. Immortal makes an interesting point that he does meet the legal definition for death, which should have interesting legal consequences, but the show brushes them aside as irrelevant, as Immortal doesn’t have a case because he’s been using fake identities.
Immortal is portrayed as a fool, and his antics are amusing. The same can be said of Jen’s wedding — it is very lighthearted and enjoyable to watch, though Titania is defeated far too easily — I don’t really see the point in her character. As a social media influencer, I expected her to manipulate people’s perception of She-Hulk — maybe even go so far as to create a fake dilemma over her in order to stir up her base — but alas, there is just nothing under the hood of this show. It has an all-star cast and amusing moments, but its scripts are bereft of interesting ideas, and the show thus far has proved inept at maintaining season-long storylines for us to pay attention to.
“She-Hulk” finds itself in a weird space where it’s part legal drama, part superhero origin story and part comedy. The issue is that its legal elements don’t work and are at times nonsensical, its dramatic elements fail to land and it cannot fully commit to being a comedy. It’s a show that doesn’t know what it is or what it has to say.
Episode 6 is an average episode of television, though it adds little to the whole of the season.
“She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” Season 1: Episode 6 “Just Jen” gets a 6/10