She-Hulk Episode 4 is the fourth instalment of a Disney+ superhero streaming TV comedy drama miniseries based on the Marvel Comics character, and set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The miniseries will have nine parts and focus on what happens when Jennifer Walters, Bruce Banner’s cousin, becomes a Hulk as well.
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Entitled “Is This Not Real Magic?”, She-Hulk Episode 4 is yet another unfunny episode in this dreary badly written sitcom. Remember that awkward female empowerment speech She-Hulk made in the first episode? Well, considering the writers have gotten her twerking (post-credits last episode) and now desperately signing up with a dating app, her female empowerment has been utterly kicked to the curb!
Yes indeed, one of the main plot lines of She-Hulk Episode 4 is She-Hulk trying to get a date. Except that as Jen, she fails miserably, only succeeding when she joins the dating app as She-Hulk. So much for not wanting to be a super-hero, eh? So much for being above all that and just wanting to be a lawyer, eh? The writers are doing a great job failing to engineer any engagement with empathy for Jen whatsoever. What’s with that? Maybe something to do with the series creator Jessica Gao, admitting to never reading a single She-Hulk comic. The sheer arrogance and disrespect for the source material is palpable.
But of course, the main story line agains reveals the main draw of the series – cameos and Easter eggs! Wong returns to take centrestage and almost immediately is a vastly more interesting character than Jen. She even alludes to this to the audience, putting herself down in the process. Presumably, this self-deprecating behaviour is intended to be endearing to us but instead makes Jen come across like a loser (or perhaps that’s the writers’ understanding of “comedy”).
Ah yes, the main plot. Wong hires Jen to take Donny Blaze, a former student of the mystic arts, to court to stop him from using the same in his magic act. Blaze is a one-dimensional cypher that again provides zero laughs whatsoever. As does Madisynn – an annoying throwaway character that shacks up with Wong to spoil plot details of The Sopranos, seriously not cool (and also not funny!).
In the final analysis, She-Hulk Episode 4 continues our hate-watching of this risible series with great difficulty. Just get to the Daredevil cameo already for fuck’s sake. Ugh.
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