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The Punisher 

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After the murder of his family, Marine veteran Frank Castle becomes the vigilante known as "The Punisher," with only one goal in mind: to avenge them.

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Steve Lightfoot
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2   1  
2019   2017  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Jon Bernthal ...  Frank Castle / ... 26 episodes, 2017-2019
Amber Rose Revah ...  Dinah Madani 26 episodes, 2017-2019
Ben Barnes ...  Billy Russo 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Jason R. Moore ...  Curtis Hoyle 17 episodes, 2017-2019
Ebon Moss-Bachrach ...  David Lieberman / ... 12 episodes, 2017
Floriana Lima ...  Krista Dumont 12 episodes, 2019
Josh Stewart ...  John Pilgrim 11 episodes, 2019
Giorgia Whigham ...  Amy Bendix / ... 11 episodes, 2019
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After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York's criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone. Written by ahmetkozan

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The truth must be taken.


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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Brett Mahoney (Royce Johnson) third appearance in Netflix Marvel. Previously seen in Daredevil and Jessica Jones. See more »

Goofs

In every scene in the tent in Afghanistan, the flag is hanging backwards. When hanging, the stars should always be in the top, left corner. However in a war zone this is normal. See more »

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Frank Castle: One Batch, Two Batch, Penny and Dime.
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Referenced in Honest Trailers: The Purge (2018) See more »

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Brutal and Enthralling Superhero Show
19 January 2019 | by mto10See all my reviews

The Punisher is an awesome superhero show, that isn't really a superhero show. Frank Castle doesn't have any special abilities, he's just a former marine, seeking justice for what happened to his family. Because of this, The Punisher ends up being one of the most relatable heroes in that regard, right next to Daredevil. They're two sides of the same coin.

When The Punisher was first announced to be appearing in Daredevil season 2, I was beyond excited. Not only because, Punisher himself is one of my favorite characters, but because of the casting choice too. I initially knew Jon Bernthal as Shane Walsh on The Walking Dead, and he was phenomenal in it. I just knew that he would kill it as Frank Castle too, and he sure did. Thanks to the popularity of the character in Daredevil, a series featuring Punisher was announced, and I was ecstatic. After releasing its first season, the show didn't disappoint. We got a better look into the character and intricacies of Frank Castle, and the show introduced us to a slew of supporting characters that are also compelling. In my opinion, The Punisher has the strongest supporting cast of the Marvel Netflix shows, right next to Daredevil itself.

The action in this show is just off the charts. Along with Daredevil, the two easily have the best action scenes of any superhero shows out there. If I had to pick one, I'd say the Punisher's scenes are slightly better though. The brutality of the Punisher makes for slightly more intense fighting sequences.

Overall, The Punisher is a completely intense, brutal and well written show. The cast is amazing, with Jon Bernthal doing a phenomenal job as Frank Castle. Season 2 is also looking up, and continues the great quality of the series. The relationship between Frank and Amy is incredible. Also, some might say that it's wrong to call The Punisher, Daredevil, etc "superhero" shows. But as the late, great Stan Lee said "That person who helps others simply because it should or must be done, and because it is the right thing to do, is indeed without a doubt, a real superhero." They don't need to be "super" to be heroes.

I just wanted to end the review on this note; it's unfortunate that all of the Marvel Netflix shows have been canceled as of late. It seems equally likely that The Punisher will be canceled coming off of its second season in the month ahead sadly. I wanted to thank all of the cast and crew, not just of The Punisher, but from all of Netflix Marvel. The shows were really great, and it was enjoyable to experience another corner of the Marvel Universe through these series'. Hopefully these shows are somehow saved, because they still have tons of potential. Even still, after these shows being canceled, I still think that they are worthwhile. Check them out if you're a Marvel fan, you won't be disappointed!

My Rating: 9.0/10


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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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