📸: Marvel Studios
🟢 Plot 🟢
Jen Walters’s world is turned upside down after a freak accident leaves her with superpowers.
🟢 The Stars 🟢
Tatiana Maslany – Jennifer Walters
Mark Ruffalo – Bruce Banner
Ginger Gonzaga – Nikki Ramos
Jameela Jamil – Titani
🟢 Non Spoiler Spew 🟢
I am still searching my feelings after watching episode 1 of She-Hulk. Although, I am happy though that we are getting new Marvel characters! It is also a lighter show than what has come before it. It was a bit underwhelming, but it was still entertaining. I was kind of hoping it would be a mash up of “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Law and Order”.
It was great that this first episode leaned heavily on Bruce and Jen. It makes sense since we are barely learning about a new character. Their banter back and forth was great to see. Sometimes I did feel that this show was trying too hard to be funny. It did not feel natural and at times I did not laugh at all. Maybe gave a little chuckle. What’s cool too is that they do reference other MCU stuff. It was written in naturally and it didn’t feel forced. But you know, I do appreciate that they are leaning more on a woman’s perspective.
One thing I will spoil though, it is SUPER small and it does not deal with the main story, there is a scene where Jen and Bruce are together and Jen is eating Hot Cheetos with chopsticks. I feel this is a nod to Oscar Isaac when he did this. Oscar posted a photo that went viral of him eating Hot Cheetos with chopsticks.
Overall, this is only the first episode, so I am excited to see where this show goes. In the trailer they show a quick glimpse of Daredevil. I CANNOT wait to see him show up! Anyway, I am excited we are getting another women focused show. I truly hope we get more.
🔴 Show Origin vs Comic Origin 🟢
In the show Jen gets her powers because she cuts her arm in a car accident involving her and Bruce. Bruce’s blood gets on her wound then she immediately turns into She-Hulk.
Jen in the comics gets shot by a mobster. In order for her to survive, Bruce has to give her a blood transfusion to save her life.
🟢 QR Code 🟢
Don’t miss out on the free digital comic that is available when you watch She-Hulk. When Jen is getting to the bar and making her way down to the bathroom, there is a poster on the wall with a QR code. This free issue is the one where you first see She-Hulk.
🔴 Spoiler Spew 🔴
The show opens with Jen practicing for a case and her friend tells her that she can bring out her She Hulk. Then Jen turns to the camera and tells the audience that she is sure they are wanting to know her back story.
I was not a fan of them breaking the 4th wall. It was not done correctly. It was really not necessary. I did not like when they broke it at the bar.
We are then transported back when Jen is with her cousin Bruce Banner. A Sakaarian ship shows up Jen and Bruce get scared and Jen drives off the side of the cliff. While she is getting out of the car she cuts her arm. She is getting Bruce out of the car and his blood gets on her open wound. We then see her veins turn green like Bruce before he is Hulk, and then we see her turn into She-Hulk.
What was cool about this scene was that we see Bruce wearing the sling he was wearing after he snapped his fingers with the Infinity Gauntlet that Tony Stark made.
I also think its awesome that we see a Sakaarian ship from “Thor Ragnarok”. This to me is awesome because in the comics Bruce has kids during his time spent away. Seeing this ship gets me hopeful that we will see the Hulk Family. Marvel knows what they are doing, so I am sure they have this in the works.
She passes out and then we see she is still in the woods. She finds her way to a bar where she call Bruce to come get her. Bruce takes her to his hide out that he created with Tony Stark. Bruce brings Jen here to help her figure out her powers. Bruce tells Jen that she needs to learn to control her temper and to suppress it. Jen tells Bruce that fear and anger is what Women go through
I do like this whole scene with Bruce and Jen because we learn more about the story from a woman’s point of view.
When Bruce is helping Jen to help her go through emotions he asks if she has ever seen a sad movie. She mentions that when she sees Bing Bong die in “Inside Out” makes her sad. I thought it was funny because you can see Disney connecting movies and to make sure you do not forget that Disney owns Marvel.
Seeing how crisp Jen looks as She-Hulk really took me out of the show. It took me out because she looks clean and new, while Bruce looks prickly. He just does not look as clean cut. Jen is a smooth green and Bruce is more faded.
The ONE thing that really bugs me is the hair. HOW IN THE HECK DOES HER HAIR GROW?! I really don’t get why her hair grows when she becomes She-Hulk. They do not explain it at all.
Bruce explains that his blood is what caused her to change, but they do not go into more information. For me this was not good enough to just except. As well as saying that her blood healed his arm. I really would have liked more explanation.
Jen goes back to her real life and goes back to the trial she was working on. Before she can deliver her side of the case, a women breaks into the trial and Jen has to turn into She-Hulk to save everyone.
We have a post credit scene!
Jen is back at the bar with Bruce and she asks him about Captain America’s sex life. Bruce tells her that Steve lost his virginity during a USO Tour in 1943. Then Jen yells, “Captain America F”.
I laughed at this part when they cut off Jen saying the F Word. I do like that this scene was a bit more adult. The audience is growing up and now so is the humor. Now, do I always want it to be about sex? No, of course not. But I do appreciate that the humor is changing and not staying child like. Maybe with this new phase they are going through they will have to be a bit more adult.