Editor's note: The below article contains spoilers for Episode 1 of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.
She-Hulk: Attorney At Law, a new Marvel Studios series, is a surprising departure from the previous Disney+ entries. It's not as trippy as WandaVision or profound as Ms. Marvel, but Tatiana Maslany's portrayal of Jennifer Walters is remarkable as she manages to convey a woman dealing with her new career in superhuman law and the burdens of being a Hulk.
Jennifer speaks to the audience in a rather blunt manner. In the pilot episode, she states that although she's a Hulk, this is a "lawyer show." Each of the four episodes available to critics features her tackling a different case involving superhuman elements. Another later scene briefly revolves around her discussing her cousin Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) and the now-Sorcerer Supreme Wong (Benedict Wong).
She-Hulk possessed a natural ability to break through barriers, especially when it came to her initial appearance. Due to the popularity of the television show The Incredible Hulk, Stan Lee decided to go with it. He wanted to be the first female Hulk to play the bad guy.
Jennifer became the wise-cracking, fourth-wall-breaking character that Marvel fans grew to love after the Sensational She-Hulk comic book series was released. She would draw on the cover of the famous film where she threatened to destroy readers' copies of X-Men for a period of two years.
Jennifer begins her career at Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg, and Holliway with a minor role as She-Hulk. This metafiction has been included in several teasers that have been released so far.
She-Hulk has become well-known for her humor and free spirit throughout her time in the Marvel Universe. Attorney at Law maintains those qualities, making for a compelling series and an innovative approach to the MCU. And with more episodes on the way, Jennifer may be interested in furthering her story.
Every Thursday on Disney+, She-Hulk premieres new episodes.