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10 Shows Like 'She-Hulk: Attorney at Law' to Watch Next

There are more shows like 'She-Hulk: Attorney at Law' outside the MCU than in it; discover these 10.
by Annie Lyons — 
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Tatiana Maslany in 'She-Hulk: Attorney at Law'

Disney+

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law introduces a superhero who doesn't really want to be a superhero in Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany). 

After being in a car accident with her cousin Bruce Banner, aka The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Jen gets inadvertently exposed to some of his blood, which causes her to also transform into a Hulk. However, unlike her cousin, she quickly gets a grasp on her new abilities and doesn't have a completely different persona whenever she "hulks out," mainly because she already has plenty of experience keeping her emotions in check simply existing as a woman faced with sexism. Having no desire to be a full-time superhero, Jen heads back to her life as a lawyer, soon joining a law firm's new superhuman division. 

The light-hearted show sets itself apart from other Marvel Studios television series by being the franchise's outright comedy. While there's still some overarching plot lines, She-Hulk also follows a "case-of-the-week" format typical of legal dramas and focuses on Jen's daily struggles rather than high-stakes catastrophes. As Jen grapples with this new part of her identity, the show examines modern dating, stressful family dynamics, her experience being fetishized as She-Hulk, and themes of women's empowerment. Plus, Jen possesses a meta self-awareness and breaks the fourth wall, much like her character from the comics.

The legal dramedy has received mostly positive reviews from critics and has a Metascore of 66.  Some familiar MCU faces, including Wong (Benedict Wong) and Matt Murdock aka Daredevil (Charlie Cox), make appearances and the show also introduces new characters played by Ginger Gonzaga, Jameela Jamil, and Renée Elise Goldsberry. Executive producer Jessica Gao helms the writing team, with Kat Coiro and Anu Valia splitting directing duties. 

As She-Hulk wraps up its nine-episode season, fans of the series might be looking for something new to watch. Fortunately, Metacritic has compiled a list of more shows similar to She-Hulk that aren't part of the MCU, in case you're a dedicated MCU fan who's already seen every Marvel show or a more casual viewer searching for a new comedy. Whether you love She-Hulk because of its focus on lawyers, exploration of modern womanhood, or light-hearted sense of humor, the below list will have something for you. 

Here, Metacritic highlights 10 shows like She-Hulk: Attorney at Law to watch next. 


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Phoebe Waller-Bridge in 'Fleabag'

Prime Video

Fleabag

Metascore: 92
Best for: Fans of tragicomedies and dysfunctional heroines
Where to watch:

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Seasons: 2

Gao has said that Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag was an influence for She-Hulk, with the highly acclaimed British show even earning a mention in her pitch. Based on her one-woman play of the same name, the dark comedy stars Waller-Bridge as a gleefully sarcastic but self-destructive young woman navigating her life in London. The first season focuses on her grief over the traumatic death of her best friend and her fixation on sex, while the second season revolves around her charged relationship with a priest. Throughout, Waller-Bridge frequently breaks the fourth wall to share commentary with the audience. The show won six Emmy Awards out of 11 total nominations, including one for Waller-Bridge's performance. 

"The show itself is sneakily insightful. ... Waller-Bridge's awkwardness, her moments of rampant egoism followed by crushing bleakness, make Fleabag one of the most distinctive female characters in recent memory. Never has being a modern woman seemed so painfully funny, so brutal, and so hopeless, all at once." — Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic


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From left to right: Harvey Guillén and Kayvan Novak in 'What We Do in the Shadows'

FX

What We Do in the Shadows

Metascore: 83
Best for: Best for fans of supernatural comedies and irreverent humor
Where to watch:

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Seasons: 4 (so far)

This mockumentary combines the mundane with the fantastical as it follows a group of four vampire roommates as they go through their daily lives in Staten Island — though, unlike Jen, they've had their powers for a long time and are decidedly not altruistic. Based on the 2014 film of the same name, the show revolves around traditional vampires Nandor (Kayvan Novak), Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), and Laszlo (Matt Berry), energy vampire Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch), and Nandor's human familiar Guillermo (Harvey Guillén). The show has received 17 Emmy Award nominations to date, including two nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series; its only win thus far was for Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes. 

"Funny and inventive. ... The real achievement might be in how surprisingly fresh the conceit feels episode after episode, which is no easy feat." — Tim Goodman, The Hollywood Reporter


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From left to right: Paula Pell, Sara Bareilles, and Renée Elise Goldsberry in 'Girls5eva'

Peacock

Girls5eva

Metascore: 80
Best for: Fans of female-led comedies and pop culture-driven humor
Where to watch:

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Seasons: 2 (so far)

Girls5eva shares a few connections with She-Hulk: The show stars Goldberry and Coiro directed the pilot. Plus, while Girls5eva is more absurd and outright silly than She-Hulk, it similarly focuses on women striving for professional success, despite often being underestimated. The musical comedy follows the members of the fictional eponymous girl group (played by Goldsberry, Sara Bareilles, Paula Pell, and Busy Philipps), who briefly rose to fame during the late '90s. Now one-hit-wonders in their 40s, they reunite and decide to give their pop star dreams another shot. The show received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.

"Two of Girls5eva's greatest strengths are its discipline regarding the sitcom format — compact drama on an episodic basis but slow transformation on a longer timeline — and its belief that comedies need jokes, and those undergird this successful second season." — Kathryn VanArendonk, Vulture


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Tatiana Maslany in 'Orphan Black'

BBC America

Orphan Black

Metascore: 76
Best for: Fans of science-fiction thrillers that muse on existential questions
Where to watch:

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Seasons: 5

If you can't get enough of her performance as Jen, Maslany also stars in Orphan Black — in multiple roles. Created by Graeme Manson and John Fawcett, the science-fiction thriller follows Sarah Manning (Maslany), a British punk con artist who discovers she's one of many clones involved in a dangerous conspiracy and being hunted down by both a sinister biotech corporation and a radical religious group. She soon encounters some of her "sisters," with Maslany portraying each of the five main clone characters, plus several other clones. She received three Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, winning the award in 2016. 

"Brilliantly written and photographed, it's as thrilling, exciting and groundbreaking as The X-Files was in its era." — Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer


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Melissa Benoist in 'Supergirl'

The CW

Supergirl

Metascore: 75
Best for: Fans of superhero shows with a more upbeat tone
Where to watch:

, , Netflix,
Seasons: 6

Similar to She-Hulk, Supergirl features an optimistic tone, explores themes of women's empowerment, and revolves around a superhero with a more famous cousin. When she was 13 years old, Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist) was sent to Earth from the dying planet Krypton to look after her infant cousin Kal-El. However, her pod got knocked off course and left her frozen in time for 24 years, so by the time she finally lands, Kal-El has already become Superman. After years of hiding her powers, Kara must finally embrace her potential and become the protector of National City. The show was part of the Arrowverse franchise of television series based on DC Comics characters.

"Supergirl charms through its strong casting and earnest storytelling." — Rob Owen, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


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Calista Flockhart in 'Ally McBeal'

Fox

Ally McBeal

Metascore: 73
Best for: Fans of legal comedy-dramas led by a woman protagonist
Where to watch: 

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Seasons: 5

She-Hulk has earned some comparisons to Ally McBeal, and Gao paid tribute to the early legal dramedy with it appearing in the background on a bar TV in one episode. Calista Flockhart stars as the title character, a Boston-based lawyer who takes a job at the newly-established law firm of her old classmate, Richard Fish (Greg Germann). A true romantic looking for her soulmate, Ally must navigate her complicated personal life and relationships. The show has a surreal touch, thanks to a number of off-beat running gags and vivid fantasy sequences. Ally McBeal won seven Emmy Awards out of 34 total nominations, including a win in 1999 for Outstanding Comedy Series. 

"Flockhart... is a compelling presence, and the tone of the writing is both fun and thoughtful." — Joanne Ostrow, Denver Post


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Brooke Elliott in 'Drop Dead Diva'

Lifetime

Drop Dead Diva

Metascore: 68
Best for: Fans of legal comedy-dramas led by a woman protagonist
Where to watch:

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Seasons: 6

Drop Dead Diva follows the "second life" of shallow aspiring model Deborah "Deb" Dobkins (Brooke D'Orsay) whose soul is transferred to a brilliant and hard-working plus-sized lawyer. After she dies in a car crash, Deb arrives at the gates of Heaven. While an angel is distracted, she presses a "return key," sending her soul into the body of Jane Bingum (Brooke Elliott), a lawyer who has just been shot. Deb initially struggles to reconcile her and Jane's identities and must learn how to accept herself, but soon realizes that she can make a positive difference in the world with her new skills.  

"While it sounds pedantic, downright corny, and done to death, Drop Dead Diva is actually fun, funny and sometimes and in some ways even touching." — Linda Stasi, New York Post


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From left to right: Jane Levy and Lauren Graham in 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist'

NBC

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

Metascore: 66
Best for: Fans of musical comedies and uplifting family dramas
Where to watch:

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Seasons: 2 and a holiday movie

Much like Jen on She-Hulk, the protagonist of this musical comedy navigates personal and professional problems while struggling to adjust to a newfound power. After an earthquake occurs during an MRI, computer coder Zoey Clarke (Jane Levy) begins to see and hear people performing popular songs that reflect their innermost feelings. Her gift helps her connect with people, including her father Mitch (Peter Gallagher), who can no longer communicate verbally due to a neurological disease. She-Hulk breaks the fourth wall when Jen talks directly to the audience, but Zoey's offers extra emotional insights via elaborate musical numbers. The show received seven Emmy Award nominations, winning one for Outstanding Choreography. 

"Light-hearted but not too whimsical, starring a heroine who solves low-stakes emotional puzzles with angsty pluck, and delivering entertaining musical numbers that supplement rather than dominate the story, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist is certainly worth keeping on shuffle." — Kristen Baldwin, Entertainment Weekly


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From left to right: Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams in 'Suits'

USA

Suits

Metascore: 65
Best for: Fans of legal dramas and shows about power 
Where to watch:

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Seasons: 9

Fans of She-Hulk's court cases and workplace drama may appreciate this NYC-set legal drama. Suits follows Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), a college dropout with a photographic memory and a talent for law. He has a chance encounter with Harvey Spector (Gabriel Macht), the swaggering senior partner at a law firm known only for hiring graduates from Harvard Law. Despite this, and despite Mike's lack of any law degree, Harvey decides to hire him and becomes his reluctant mentor. While more a straightforward drama than She-Hulk, the show has its own sense of humor and features plenty of snappy dialogue as the two hide Mike's secret and close cases.

"It's popcorn TV well worth settling in to watch." — David Hinckley, New York Daily News


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Javicia Leslie in 'Batwoman'

The CW

Batwoman

Metascore: 59
Best for: Fans of superhero shows focused on women and mysteries
Where to watch:

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Seasons: 3

Like Jen/She-Hulk, Kate Kane (Ruby Rose in Season 1, Wallis Day in Season 2) has a famous superhero for a cousin — only, she initially had no idea of her cousin Bruce Wayne's identity as Batman. But after his disappearance, she discovers the truth and decides to become a vigilante herself to protect Gotham in his absence. Developed by Caroline Dries, the first season of the Arrowverse show follows Kate as she grows entangled in a conflict between a criminal gang and her father's anti-vigilante security firm. The second season sees former convict Ryan Wilder (Javicia Leslie) take up the Batwoman mantle, hoping to avenge her mother's death.

"There's potential, particularly when Batwoman stops trying to be a Gotham story, an Arrowverse show, and a familiar origin yarn, and starts focusing on what makes it different." — Allison Shoemaker, Paste Magazine