It’s here folks! She-Hulk has now made its highly-anticipated premiere on Disney+ and yes, it’s already a blast. Consisting of nine 30-minute episodes, She-Hulk is an action-comedy and that’s exactly what the pilot details in an exciting fashion. Jessica Gao, a writer for critically-acclaimed comedies like Robot Chicken and Rick and Morty, has imbued this show with distinct feminism and hilariousness.
Even though Jennifer Walters is a brand new character Tatiana Maslany and Jessica Gao have created a character who feels fully established. The fact that she’s Bruce Banner’s cousin doesn’t seem weird or forced, she feels like she’s always known him, we’ve just never spent enough time with Banner to contemplate that he had family members. And their dynamic in this show is absolutely fantastic.
The pilot has already established what can only be presumed as several story threads that will evolve in the rest of the series. The dominating storyline is Jennifer’s reluctance to be a superhero. She doesn’t want the woes that come with superhero life and she has a completely valid reason why. It makes her feel human and relatable. I loved that the most about this episode: how it already made me care about and like Jennifer Walters.
The only con of the pilot was that it flew by really quickly. One second, she was She-Hulk, the next minute, the episode had concluded. However, I do appreciate that the next eight episodes are going to be solely about her being She-Hulk and all of the shenanigans that come with such a job. I can already tell this show is going to be very, very fun.
I can’t wait until next week.
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