The Incredible Hulk

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  • TV-Y7
  • 1996
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.7  (3,639)

The Incredible Hulk is a superhero television series that aired on UPN from 1996 to 1998. The show was based on the Marvel Comics character, the Hulk and it was produced by Universal Television. The series starred Neal McDonough as Dr. Bruce Banner, Lou Ferrigno as the Hulk, Luke Perry as Rick Jones and Genie Francis as Betty Ross.

The series follows Dr. Bruce Banner, a scientist who is exposed to gamma radiation during an experiment gone wrong. As a result, he transforms into a powerful, green-skinned creature called the Hulk whenever he becomes angry or emotional. Dr. Banner struggles to keep his powerful alter ego under control while attempting to cure himself of the gamma radiation.

Lou Ferrigno has reprised his role as the Hulk from the original 1970s television series, where he was known for his distinctive roar and massive physique. Ferrigno's appearance in the series is a nostalgic nod to the original series that captured the hearts of viewers around the world.

Neal McDonough delivers an outstanding performance as Dr. Bruce Banner. He plays the character with the right amount of intelligence, compassion and inner turmoil that is required to portray the complex personality of a scientist struggling to contain a powerful monster within.

Luke Perry's portrayal of Rick Jones, the Hulk's sidekick, is also noteworthy. Perry brings a youthful energy to the character and has a great chemistry with McDonough. The dynamic between the two characters is one of the highlights of the show.

Genie Francis plays Betty Ross, Banner's love interest, and the daughter of his nemesis, General Ross. Francis plays her character with empathy and emotional depth, bringing a sense of realism to the show.

The Incredible Hulk series adopts a darker tone than the original series, which was more light-hearted and campy. The show incorporates more serious themes such as loss, grief and trauma, making it more mature and relatable to a modern audience.

The visual effects used to bring the Hulk to life are impressive, and the transformation scenes are top-notch. The show blends CGI with practical effects seamlessly, creating a believable and terrifying creature that is frightening to behold.

Each episode follows Banner as he tries to control the Hulk, who is constantly being hunted by the military. Along with this, he and his small group of friends attempt to cure him while helping others in need. The stories range from medical malpractice, corporate greed, domestic abuse, and supernatural elements, offering a rich variety to the show's character arcs.

Overall, The Incredible Hulk is a captivating and exciting series that is a must-watch for fans of a good superhero story. The amazing performances by the cast, the powerful storytelling, and the incredible visual effects make this show a true masterpiece.

The Incredible Hulk is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (23 episodes). The series first aired on September 8, 1996.

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Mission: Incredible
8. Mission: Incredible
November 23, 1997
General Ross awakens from his coma, but all is not what it appears to be, Betty becomes the victim of a parasitic attack and the battle leads to Banner and Jennifer following SHIELD agent Gabrielle into the belly of an underwater research facility to confront a ghost from Gabrielle' s past.
The Lost Village
7. The Lost Village
November 16, 1997
Caught in a battle between the peacekeepers of a hidden village and their outcast adversaries, Banner finds the cure he has long sought...
Hollywood Rocks
6. Hollywood Rocks
November 9, 1997
Doctor Doom strikes again just as Jennifer becomes roped into a deal that could propel her to instant movie stardom
Fashion Warriors
5. Fashion Warriors
November 2, 1997
Attending a charity fashion show involving Betty and other top scientists sporting bathing suits, Bruce and Jennifer confront The Leader and his Gamma Warriors
They Call Me Mr. Fixit
4. They Call Me Mr. Fixit
October 26, 1997
Bruce and She-Hulk fight Allure, a powerful crime vixen with the hypnotic ability to seize any male she desires. She-Hulk goes undercover as Lady Green, with The Grey Hulk serving as her bodyguard Fixit, and come under attack from The Absorbing Man and Bruce's inability to resist Allure
Mind Over Anti-Matter
3. Mind Over Anti-Matter
October 5, 1997
Doctor Strange and She-Hulk team together when Bruce, and with him The Hulk's power, falls under the influence of an evil anti-matter demon. Strange and She-Hulk enter Bruce's tortured mind and bring both the warring Green and Grey Hulk personalities together to try and cage the beast before he causes further damage within Banner's body.
Down Memory Lane
2. Down Memory Lane
September 28, 1997
Jennifer returns home for her high school reunion, she also decides to tell her parents of her present condition, but Bruce cautions her not to exhaust herself, as her powers are gradually fading as she tires. The Gargoyle takes advantage of this in an effort to seize Jennifer's hand in marriage.
A Hulk of a Different Color
1. A Hulk of a Different Color
September 21, 1997
As a result of Ross's interference, Rick Jones has been transformed into a Hulk creature, with Banner transformed into a grey variation of the creature, and one with a much more rational mind, but still carrying a brash attitude. Ross confronts the new Hulk, but is soon felled by a nearby landslide, placing him in a coma. Banner is soon arrested and placed on trial, leading to the prompt intervention of his cousin Jennifer Walters, The She-Hulk, and the vengeful Leader.
Where to Watch The Incredible Hulk
The Incredible Hulk is available for streaming on the UPN website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Incredible Hulk on demand at Disney+, Amazon, Vudu and Google Play.
  • Premiere Date
    September 8, 1996
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (3,639)