She-Hulk: Attorney at Law Episode 6 Review: A Dull Diversion

The latest episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law has landed on Disney+. The sixth installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe TV series follows Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) as she attends a friend’s wedding as a bridesmaid. However, she is faced with uniquely She-Hulk issues in a self-contained wedding episode happening at an unfortunate time. After the conclusion of the fifth episode teased a look at Daredevil, this show somehow thought it was a good idea to have a wedding episode that does not even offer enough entertainment value to make it a worthwhile diversion.

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It’s not even like the writers were unaware of what they were doing. An early scene in the episode features Jennifer turning to the camera and joking that this wedding episode comes at an inopportune time, much like real weddings. Unfortunately, fans will have to wait a little longer to see the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, and while that’s disappointing, it’s made even worse since this show does not have anything to make it worth watching. Although an earlier episode features Jennifer warning the audience not to expect cameos every week and to remember it’s her show, the writing of her show is so weak that you can’t help but wait for the familiar faces.

Episode six features a subplot surrounding a man named Mr. Immortal (David Pasquesi), who repeatedly fakes his death to get out of marriages. Mallory and Nikki chastise him for his behavior. This sets off what appears to be a competition between two storylines for which one can be more uninteresting. There is potential for humor in the Mr. Immortal storyline, which they were clearly going for, but like every other episode in this series, none of it lands.

She-Hulk never fails to squander every possible setup for excellent comedy. For example, a scene where Mr. Immortal’s multiple wives are all lined up at a meeting could have been much funnier. The scene could have displayed the absurd ways Mr. Immortal had “died” in the past, it could have had the women humorously bonding over their experiences with the same man, but it doesn’t do any of that. There is almost nothing enjoyable about any of this show because it feels like the writing process began with several dozen unrelated ideas from which they took a few and made the most random, directionless episodes.

At the wedding, Jennifer meets Josh Miller, a man who flirts with her and is set up as a potential love interest. It’s a cute way to start a possible love story, but time will tell whether Josh’s intentions are pure. Titania shows up at the wedding and engages in a battle with Jennifer. The fight scene that ensues between them is laughable. Marvel’s overworked visual effects team can’t keep up with their endless streaming content, leading to shots where She-Hulk looks like a cartoon in a live-action environment. The Incredible Hulk came out 14 years before this show, and it looked better than this character, who looks entirely digital every time she’s on screen.

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The best aspect of the sixth episode is that it finally begins to set up an antagonist. The show previously gave us a glimpse of the Wrecking Crew, who is out to steal She-Hulk’s blood. This episode has more death threats and another plot to steal her blood. However, the show has yet to set up a force powerful enough to stop her, and with it already being two-thirds of the way done, there is no urgency regarding getting the show to an exciting place. If She-Hulk had not teased Daredevil at the end of the previous episode, it would not have even been worth bothering to tune in to this episode or the rest of the show, for that matter.

SCORE: 4/10

As ComingSoon’s review policy explains, a score of 4 equates to “Poor.” The negatives outweigh the positive aspects making it a struggle to get through.


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