Monday, September 26, 2022

What I’m Watching: She-Hulk

She-Hulk: Season 1, Episode 5 “Mean, Green, and Straight Poured into These Jeans” (B)

I had the chance to watch the first four episodes of this show back-to-back ahead of the series premiere, and now I’m playing catch up on the rest as they’ve aired in recent weeks. I was enticed by the casting of Jameela Jamil from “The Good Place” as Titania on this show, and we had barely seen her aside from that courtroom entrance in the first episode which forced Jennifer to reveal her alter ego. This was a fun opportunity to do that, and I’d love to have more in the future, since I imagine this unexpected legal loss isn’t going to deter her from harassing Jennifer. It was refreshing to see Renée Elise Goldsberry put to good use as Mallory Book since her TV career, “Girls5eva” exempted, hasn’t known what to do with her, as is too often the case for Broadway stars. I’m also thrilled about the addition of Griffin Matthews from “The Flight Attendant” as Luke the superhero clothing designer, and the absence of a post-credits scene meant that we’ll have to wait until episode six to see what her new suit looks like. That should at least be satisfying since her She-Hulk appearance is somewhat physically awkward, and it will be good to see her become comfortable in her body. Having all of those bad dates trotted out during the trial was not a very pleasant or dignified thing, and it would probably behoove Jennifer to find someone who can shape her public image for her, not just her outfit and her legal caseload.

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