‘She/Hulk’ Episode 3 REVIEW
It may still only be three episodes so far, but there is no denying that the MCU’s most recent series is an absolute breath of fresh air in the ever-expanding universe that seems so absent of self-awareness; this is our She/Hulk episode 3 review.
There is something incredibly endearing, not only about Jennifer Walters but about the world that both director Kat Coiro and writer Jessica Gao have crafted as the setting for this remarkable journey; and both work seamlessly in establishing what makes this show so good thus far.
A character that is hilarious, committed, and incredibly tough, Walters is almost the perfect protagonist in modern Marvel standards; her comedic timing and undeniable presence as a performer make a joy to be on screen, whether as the 6’7 Hulking hero or as lawyer extraordinaire Jen.
But it is also the world that Walters inhabits that makes this story stand out so far, as the characters and situations that she has found herself in are bursting with the best aspects of both the Marvel streaming series method and the sitcom, legal comedy, format that has always been a network favorite.
There are aspects of She/Hulk that feel like a direct homage to a series like Ally McBeal, only set in the robust and colorful world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it is that format and feel that allows She/Hulk episode 3 to continue to feel like such a refreshing Marvel project.
The fun of the series tends to show up in moments when Jennifer Walters is her most self-aware, something that feels so foreign to a film universe that has required a vice grip to maintain continuity and storytelling integrity amidst their plethora of releases on a given year.
With She/Hulk, there is a sigh of the release of sorts, the freedom to take a step back from the never-ending churning of characters, and sequels, to see the universe as the hilarious and very human world that it has become since its creation.
Tatiana Maslany, with every passing week, continues to prove not only the perfect choice for a character that carries the entire weight of the project- and let’s not kid ourselves, this would fall apart if not for her herculean talents- but a hero that the will be intertwined in the very fabric of the MCU moving forward.