Monday, October 10, 2022

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law - Episode 8

Well, at least the Daredevil scenes were fun. Sandwiched between the show's mediocre sitcom writing about a super-hero lawyer who dosen't do much super-heroing or lawyering, the meat of the episode offers the return of Charlie Cox both in and out of costume as Matt Murdock and Daredevil. Also, points for getting the yellow version of Daredevil on screen (even if the reason for the change in costume is never addressed). For a series fumbling around the idea of female empowerment, there is some irony in the idea that it's a man who gets Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) back into the courtroom (as a lawyer and not a defendant) and into her super-hero costume for the first time.

Cox is fun here in one of the few examples on the show of a non-toxic man not used for comedic effect (other than the asexual Wong) or to troll corporate behavior or Internet dating. Sadly, before Daredevil shows up and after he leaves you can feel the level of writing drop drastically with Jen getting into a tiff with he clothing designer and attending a gala meant to throw shade on awarding women made-up awards for doing the same job as men which, like much of the show's writing, is far less clever than intended. The episode ends playing on the idea of She-Hulk loosing her cool and being publicly slut-shamed heading into a finale that without Daredevil has not offered me a single reason to watch.

  • Title: She-Hulk: Attorney at Law - Ribbit and Rip It
  • IMDb: link

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