Attorney at slaw. (Spoilers)
Now that She-Hulk is nearly halfway through the first season, I can definitely say that the show is completely acceptable. Is it great? No. Is it horrible? Also no. As with pretty much everything here at How About Notflix I’m basically completely closed off from the opinions of the general public on almost everything I watch, so I have no idea where the consensus is going on this one. Nor do I particularly give a rat’s ass.
She-Hulk Episode 4 is kinda stupid nonsense, and I say that with some semblance of enjoyment. First of all the show kicks off with a Wong cameo with Jennifer Walters addressing the camera and noting that everyone loves Wong cameos, saying they’re a way to keep Twitter quiet for the week. I don’t know what Twitter she’s talking about but apparently the one in MCU isn’t full of people who desperately need to take their schizophrenia medication. It’s also funny seeing Walters mention Twitter directly when later on they use a fake dating app. Are we going real world or not?
This episode focuses on Jennifer Walters going into the dating scene, an event that as someone who knows many single lawyers I can confirm is an absolute nightmare for anyone with a law degree, be they superhero or not. Part of the episode is dedicated to Walters going on crappy date after crappy date, a trope as old as time and one that’s probably not at all inaccurate given dating apps. There’s a little bit of logical weirdness for the sake of the plot, like how nobody is swiping on Jennifer Walters as herself despite the entire country knowing that she is She-Hulk, but when she creates a profile under her superhero persona, suddenly her matches blow up. It also leads to a dude walking out after a night of fun because he sees her as Jennifer Walters. Again, this shouldn’t be surprising.
If this wasn’t a Disney show, they probably would’ve had the dude limping out while trying to toughen out his clearly bruised pelvis.
The other side of the show focuses on Wong, because as Walters says everyone loves a Wong appearance. Wong is suing a magician named Donny Blaze (Rhys Coiro), a drop-out and former student of the mystical arts who flunked out of the magic academy. Apparently you can do that. I think Donny Blaze is a double play on names, obviously one of them being Johnny Blaze who is the real name of the second Ghost Rider. When you consider that the episode literally has a magic fire whip that looks right out of something Ghost Rider would use, it works. This is one of the few things I know about Marvel comics. The second part of the Johnny leading to the late The Amazing Jonathan, a comedian magician which Donny is very clearly loosely based off of as he literally does the bird joke from The Amazing Jonathan’s old act. The episode was filmed well before his death, so it would have been a tribute to the living Amazing Jonathan.
This episode seems nonsensical for the lawsuit. I have a feeling that Wong, living in Timbuktu and also being Sorcerer Supreme, would probably not sue to try to stop Donny from using his magic. If this wasn’t a lawyer show he’d probably just show up in the middle of the night and take the magic bronze knuckles, or replace them with a version that doesn’t work. How does this crap work, anyway? Can he do that?
The lawsuit goes horribly and Blaze is allowed to continue his act. My favorite character this episode is Cornelius P. Willows (Leon Lamar) who plays the weird old hype man for Blaze. I tried to figure out where I know Lamar’s speckled face from and he has a lot of credits for “old man” on various movies and shows. He does have a memorable face. It all goes belly up when Blaze accidentally opens up a portal to a demon world and unleashes demons on a terrified audience. Wong and She-Hulk work together to throw the demons into the cold icy abyss of somewhere, I’m sure that won’t come up again, and the episode ends on a cliffhanger where Titania is suing She-Hulk for trademark infringement.
Sure. See you next week.