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12 Best Shows Like She-Hulk: Attorney At Law That Fans Should Check Out

With "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law" (starring Tatiana Maslany as the titular lawyer), the Marvel Cinematic Universe is taking its first steps into flat-out comedy. The films and TV shows starring Marvel's cavalcade of characters have always featured a hefty dose of comedy (the Tom Holland "Spider-Man" films and Paul Rudd's "Ant-Man" pictures being major examples), but they've never produced anything quite this funny and silly. During John Byrne's run on "The Sensational She-Hulk," the writer/artist turned Bruce Banner's cousin Jennifer Walters into a wisecracking, fourth wall-breaking, self-aware character. The Disney+ series picks up that baton by producing a comedy-drama legal series that blurs and blends superhero action with workplace drama.

That is a tricky tone to get right. However, when done properly, it can be a very rewarding viewing experience. If you are interested in seeking out more television shows that don't take themselves all that seriously, while still creating a world and characters you can completely invest in, this list has you covered. From straight-up comedies with jokes firing at you rapidly, to dramas with a sense of humor, these shows should satisfy your itch for more programming akin to what you'll find in Marvel's "She-Hulk." Minor spoilers ahead.

Ally McBeal

Perhaps the most obvious show to get compared to "She-Hulk" is "Ally McBeal," the surreal '90s legal comedy starring Calista Flockhart. While it doesn't seem to come up in conversation nearly as often as it used to, this show about a young lawyer trying to make it in an office that employs a bunch of neurotics was something of a phenomenon in its day. Creator David E. Kelley brought his lawyer TV writing abilities learned on "L.A. Law" and his comedy-drama chops from "Picket Fences" to give the world the most dysfunctional group of lawyers ever seen on television.

If you've seen the dancing baby meme and wondered where it came from, look no further than "Ally McBeal." The show rides the line between a typical lawyer series with straight-forward cases and absurd comedy. It never quite reaches the heights of David Lynch's macabre mystery comedy "Twin Peaks," but there are enough bizarre moments to suggest the writers might have been fans. On top of striking a unique tone, the show also plays around with its format, creating episodes that look and feel completely different to anything else on TV. It's also a chance for MCU fans to see a pre-Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. in action. The actor was written off the show following some behind the scenes drama.


woman who is a disaster in every aspect of her life. She's rude, selfish, and just plain mean. That doesn't sound like the likeliest of candidates for a life-affirming comedy, but that's just what "Fleabag" is. She begins the show as one of the most annoyingly self-absorbed characters on television before slowly working her way to becoming marginally more interested in looking out for others instead of keeping them from hurting her.

The major reason "Fleabag" makes this list is the fact that the titular character addresses the audience directly. She's always looking straight down the camera lens to provide additional commentary on what's happening in the scene. However, her asides are more similar to those found in "Deadpool" and "Deadpool 2" rather than in the (mostly) family-friendly "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law." She likes to give us shockingly frank details about her sexual escapades and gossip involving all the characters she meets, meaning this isn't a program you should watch with your kids. Still, if you like main characters bringing you in on the action, you can't do much better than "Fleabag."


The Peacock original series "Girls5eva" is about a former girl group that was only kind of famous reuniting after about two decades apart to restart their careers after one of their songs gets sampled on a track by a modern-day star. Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles leads the line, with Renée Elise Goldsberry (of "Hamilton" fame), Busy Philipps, and Paula Pell starring as the remaining members of the eponymous group. They've all got their own individual issues to work on, as well as legal troubles with their old, sleazy manager, making it difficult to mount a successful comeback, but they're not letting that stand in their way.

The series is even more comedic than "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law," but the characters share Jennifer Walters' optimism for the future. These women are met with obstacles every step of the way and are very close to giving up, but they keep moving forward. "Girls5eva" is hilarious and honest and exists in a borderline cartoon world where everything is heightened to the point of absurdity while still remaining grounded in its own internal logic. Also, Renée Elise Goldsberry is in an episode of "She-Hulk," so there's that connection as well.

30 Rock

If "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law" has inspired you to check out more female-driven comedies then you will probably find your way to "30 Rock" in no time. This Emmy-winning series is about a woman named Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) who is the showrunner of a moderately popular sketch show called "TGS." Originally conceived as "The Girlie Show," Lemon's goal was to create something that could showcase her friend Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski) and produce comedy that isn't so male-oriented. Unfortunately, the new man in charge of the network, Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin), cares more about having a show that can boost sales for the network's subsidiaries than he does about creative freedom.

While Lemon and Donaghy's working relationship is the catalyst for the series, it's really about all the wild characters working in the "TGS" offices. What makes the show special are all the inventive ways they find to tell more and more ludicrous stories with totally unrealistic characters that still make you care about what happens. Your average workplace comedy can't compete with "She-Hulk" because of its impossible subject matter. You have to go with something unique to get similar vibes, and "30 Rock" certainly is that.


In "The Sensational She-Hulk," Jennifer Walters is a character who likes to point out that she exists within the confines of a fictional story. The same can be said for Maddie Hayes (Cybill Shepherd) and David Addison (Bruce Willis) in the self-aware comedy drama "Moonlighting." Created by Glenn Gordon Caron, the series follows the exploits of a detective agency run by a model and a fast-talking, sarcastic detective. The will-they-won't-they relationship between Addison and Hayes kept audiences coming back week after week when the show aired back in the 1980s, but the self-aware comedy kept them laughing.

The show wasn't afraid to address how it was produced (last minute, much of the time) or use the public's perception of it to its advantage. During the third season, the show made fun of the fact that the previous season had been nominated for no less than 16 Emmys, but lost every single one. The writers would reference the fact that they relied heavily on repeating episodes and using news stories about their stars, because these characters know they're fictional. While that's not the premise of the series, just as "She-Hulk" isn't exactly based on the fact that she knows we're watching her life unfold as a TV show, it's a welcome element that makes both programs feel inclusive because they reward the audience for paying attention.

The Tick

Now we're headed into funny superhero territory. Obviously, if you like "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law," it only makes sense that you would want to see what other refreshingly comedic superheroes are out there. "The Tick" is an excellent place to start because it sends up all the tropes inherent in the superhero genre while also existing in a fascinating universe.

There have been three television adaptations of the original comic book. In the 1990s, we got an excellent animated series with Townsend Coleman and Rob Paulsen (Michelangelo and Raphael from "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles") playing The Tick and his buddy Arthur. They try to pay their rent while protecting their beloved city. In 2001, a live-action series starring Patrick Warburton dropped. Amazon rebooted the series in 2016 with Peter Serafinowicz in the role of the big blue hero.

Pick any of them. They're all great. Which one you'll like best, though, depends on your taste. If you want something funny with enough drama to keep you invested, your best bet would be to check out the Amazon series. It was canceled way too early, but it's worth a watch anyway. "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law" fans are bound to love it.


"Peacemaker" is not appropriate for kids. "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law" may touch on subjects parents could find iffy for their young ones to hear about, but this John Cena-led series about a professional killer working for the government dives headfirst into NSFW topics and doesn't look back. It is outrageously gory and foul-mouthed with a bus load of sexual content. It delves into racism and generational violence, and it contains frank dialogue about taboo issues galore. Despite this, it's actually pretty sweet and heartwarming.

The titular Peacemaker (real name Christopher Smith) was brought up in an abusive household. To avoid coping with this trauma, he has turned himself into a superhero who won't kill anyone who he doesn't perceive as a threat to peace. This meek moral code allows him to view himself as superior to his hateful and truly vile white supremacist father, played by Robert Patrick.

His is a journey of redemption and forgiveness. He may strut around as though he believes he's the greatest hero to walk the earth, but it's obvious that the ghosts of his past and the truth about what he does is killing him inside. Watching him open up (and others open up to him) is the key to what makes the series so beautiful.


Chances are, if you're into "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law," then you've probably seen the very first Marvel Cinematic Universe Disney+ series "WandaVision." If you haven't, you should add it to your watch list immediately. Released in 2021, the series stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as their big-screen heroes Wanda and Vision. Following the events of "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Avengers: Endgame," Wanda Maximoff is grieving over the death of her beloved Vision. It takes place in an alternate reality born of Wanda's pain, designed to keep her happy by allowing her to exist within her own version of classic TV sitcoms, a style of television the show lovingly recreates. So, right there, it has a similar vibe to "She-Hulk."

Nearly every generation of TV comedy is present, from the early '50s and '60s through to more recent comedies like "Modern Family." All of the sitcom trappings are present and account for a huge chunk of what makes this limited series so entertaining, but it extends beyond the hook to tell a story about the pain of loss and the different ways people handle grief. If you're an MCU fan, it's also necessary viewing because it gives you the origin of the Scarlet Witch, the main antagonist of "Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness."


The "Batman" television series can be a difficult watch for anyone who grew up with the dark and brooding iterations of the character. Whether it's Tim Burton's films, Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" trilogy, Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and "Justice League," or the Robert Pattinson-led "The Batman," it's obvious that the general public loves a Batman who is tortured, angry, and fighting a one-man war on crime. Well, the caped crusader wasn't always like that. Not just in the 1966 series, either. There are decades of comic books that depict Bruce Wayne's vigilante alter ego as an image of joy and hope to the masses.

This particular series takes that image to the extreme. The late Adam West infused his Batman with a clear sense of right and wrong, with a sly sense of humor that goes over the heads of youngsters in the audience. Burt Ward's Robin may explode into ridiculous exclamations, but all of the silliness the show gets ridiculed for is intentional: William Dozier's goal with the series was to satirize the source material. The brilliance here is the fact that adults picked up on all the irony while kids only saw incredible derring-do. Again, if you're looking for a superhero show with a self-aware sense of humor, "Batman" is waiting for you.

Xena: Warrior Princess

"Xena: Warrior Princess" is a spin-off of the syndicated hit "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys." While not strictly superhero shows, figures from Greek mythology heavily influenced the colorful and mighty heroes we would come to know and love. Therefore, these shows (although Xena was an original creation and did not appear in classic mythology) were dealing with prototypical superheroes in an exciting and funny way.

Produced by Sam Raimi, "Xena" basically took everything that was great about "Hercules" and made it better. The action is more exciting. The comedy is funnier. The theme song is bigger and cooler. Even the themes are more progressive, helping to contribute to the character's status as a queer icon. Starring Lucy Lawless as the eponymous princess, the series focuses on a woman's quest for redemption by helping those that need her.

When you think about it, this show is a perfect companion piece to "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law." Both are about very powerful women trying to help those who need them and repeatedly being attacked by those intent on destroying them. On top of that, it's all done with a bit of a smirk. Some "Xena" episodes are funnier than others (especially as the show progresses), but that sense of humor with a heroic woman protagonist makes this an excellent pairing to the Marvel series.

The Greatest American Hero

ABC's "The Greatest American Hero" isn't based on any pre-existing property, but the titular character feels like something ripped from the pages of the Golden Age of comic books. From the fun and simple origin to the slightly silly plots, the show has all the hallmarks of early superhero adventures with none of the history.

William Katt plays teacher Ralph Hinkley, who is given an alien suit that gives him incredible powers. Sounds cool, right? The problem is the suit has no instructions. He can't use it properly. The joy of the show is in watching him try to figure out how to utilize the thing. Think of the scenes in the first "Iron Man" movie where Tony Stark is designing and testing his suit, flying into walls and taking tumbles. It's like that, but every week.

As is the case with many comedies from this time period (the show originally aired in the early 1980s), some of the jokes don't hold up very well. In fact, some of them are offensively outdated, but the overall tone is innocent. Of course, this doesn't excuse the insensitive material, and this is something to keep in mind while watching it.

The Incredible Hulk

You can't talk about Jennifer Walters and She-Hulk without mentioning her cousin Bruce and the Hulk. Had he not been infected by gamma rays and transformed into the big green guy, Walters would have gone on to have a nice, normal, and likely uneventful existence as a successful attorney with a private life. Unfortunately for her, that's not how things worked out and she's forced to give up her private life to be She-Hulk.

Likewise, you can't talk about a Hulk of any kind appearing on television without mentioning the classic 1977 series "The Incredible Hulk" starring Bill Bixby as David Banner (the name was changed for a really idiotic reason) and Lou Ferrigno as his angry counterpart. The pair (who are one) travel from town to town, helping when they can, moving on when things get too complicated. It isn't the most faithful adaptation, but it ran for five years and was one of the only successful live-action projects based on a Marvel comic at the time.

After the show was canceled, a few TV movies were produced that introduced other Marvel characters. "The Incredible Hulk Returns" from 1988 brought in Thor, played by Eric Allan Kramer. Then, 1989's "The Trial of the Incredible Hulk" brought in both Kingpin (played by John Rhys-Davies) and Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Rex Smith). These weren't the best renditions of the characters, but they were better than nothing, and are worth checking out if just to satisfy curiosity alone.