The problems with the episode come from Ben’s scenes. The reason I distill most of the conversations into “spiels” is because that’s exactly what they are. We’ve seen these speeches so many times in the comics, the cartoons, the films, you name it. Ben’s struggles between being human and being the Thing are handled well, but they’re nothing we haven’t seen a million times before.
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She-Hulk’s addition was taken from the comics, when she replaced Ben for a while after he refused to return from a paradise life in space. Long story. Her voice bugs me at times, because the voice actress slips into the default “sexy evil” voice. An odd choice, considering that she was playing a hero. Also, Johnny’s near-instant crush on the giant woman who picked him up by his face is… an interesting look into the mind of Johnny Storm. Best leave that window closed.
Overall, this episode is an interesting look at the price of Ben’s wish to be human again. This is something that’s explored in every Fantastic Four adaptation, but this episode does it well.
And in that way, this episode is indicative of the entire series. It does what it does well, but has very little originality.