Fans are consistently growing wary of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, with every episode presenting something or the other to criticize.
While Tatiana Maslany has meticulously embodied the portrayal of Jen Walters, many have felt the writing to be subpar. Some have commented on its various lackluster narrative elements, others felt that the show’s reliance on comedic aspects comes off as “cringe.”
What did, however, keep the fans’ hopes and expectations alive for a long-time was the inclusion of Matt Murdock/Daredevil in the premise. People have been anticipating the on-screen dynamic shared between The Man Without Fear and She-Hulk for months.
In Episode 5, the excitement reached a penultimate peak when a character reference was teased through a yellow helmet Easter egg – a clear indication of Daredevil’s inevitable upcoming presence.
The viewers were convinced that Episode 6 would finally feature the masked vigilante. However, much to everyone’s dismay, the latest episode details Jen’s experiences at a childhood friend’s wedding. With many disapproving it and calling it a “filler” episode, fans took to Twitter to express their frustrations.
Not A Sign Of Daredevil In The New She-Hulk Episode
Ever since the first trailer for the Disney+ series arrived, fans were excited for another glimpse of the beloved, fan-favorite character they had last seen making a brief cameo in Spiderman: No Way Home.
When it comes to the passionate enjoyers of Daredevil, a shock was inescapable when Netflix suddenly decided to drop the show after only 3 seasons. Following such a ground-shattering revelation, fans had taken to social media to garner support for the #SaveDaredevil movement.
Without an ounce of doubt, the audiences have waited way too long, for almost 4 years. While this year, the news of Daredevil: Born Again elated many people, fans’ only best shot to see the character sooner was through She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. The cameo has been teased for weeks now, with recently released footage enticing the otherwise deprived Matt Murdock-admirers.
Therefore, with Marvel constantly building up hype for the anticipated reveal, fans have become aggravated with each episode seemingly “wasted.” On social media, they expressed their disappointment. Many have chosen to believe that the studio is attempting to stretch the timing of Daredevil’s appearance to keep the viewers hooked, giving them no choice but to tune in.
Many Fans Are Enraged
The audiences were quick to call out the illogical approach taken by the writers. To tease Daredevil’s appearance for two weeks and it not mounting up to anything felt disheartening. Most are convinced that the show is constantly degrading in quality with each weekly release. Some, heavily opinionated, expressed how the show might pull off an incredibly underwhelming 2-seconds cameo at the very end of the series.
Take a look:
yeah didn’t make sense to tease him last week only for him to not show up or be hinted in episode 6. watch him show up at the end of episode 7 😒
— Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.3 (May 5th, 2023) (@GOTG_VOL3) September 22, 2022
Daredevil fans after watching this week's She Hulk episode pic.twitter.com/8m90lz0J6U
— Ali* (@dappledapper) September 22, 2022
Who are we lying to? every single episode is a filler
— أسير الأحزان (@me_qdi05) September 22, 2022
I have to admit, teasing Daredevil in She-Hulk which now may be two weeks before his episode is cruel
— Aniq (@aniqrahman) September 21, 2022
Odd choice to end last She-Hulk episode with a slow zoom on Daredevil’s cowl if the next episode isn’t about him, you’re asking for people to be mad😭
— Ollie 🏹 (@TheQuiver_) September 21, 2022
Some, on the other hand, affirmed that it is simply unfair to campaign for another superhero in a show that is not even about them. Check it out:
She-Hulk baiting people with Daredevil is hilarious because it's 100% on brand with the character, and they deserve it for watching this show and not expecting that https://t.co/nzEZVLhEmd
— Dank Archer 🐝 🌼 (@NavoSchmavo) September 22, 2022
"Just remember whose show this actually is."
This isn’t the Daredevil show. If you’re watching She Hulk for anything other than her that’s your own fault. https://t.co/iii6jriokj
— 💜 (@thefutxre) September 22, 2022
From such an array of opinions, it can be substantiated that both sides have valid points that need to be noted. While Marvel’s recent endeavors are tinged with what people term the “Cameo Problem”, it makes no sense for people to be enraged at the lead character for being the primary focus of the show. With several meta, third-wall-breaking dialogues within the Disney+ series to further prove the second statement, the hate does come off as quite unreasonable.
At the same time, the narrative decision to do a zoom-in at Daredevil’s cowl only for the next episode to have nothing to do with him was quite an odd choice indeed. Whether done on purpose or not is uncertain.
For now, as always, the viewers will have to keep waiting for the Charlie Cox-portrayed lawyer-turned-vigilante’s return – as frustrating and torturous as it may feel.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’s 7th episode will make its release on 29th September 2022 on Disney+.