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The Punisher 

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

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Jon Bernthal is vigilante Frank Castle in "The Punisher." Discover other roles he's played throughout his varied career.

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...  Frank Castle / ... 15 episodes, 2017
...  Dinah Madani 13 episodes, 2017
...  David Lieberman / ... 12 episodes, 2017
...  Billy Russo 12 episodes, 2017
...  Sarah Lieberman 9 episodes, 2017
...  Zach Lieberman 9 episodes, 2017
...  Rawlins 8 episodes, 2017
...  Sam Stein 8 episodes, 2017
...  Leo Lieberman 8 episodes, 2017
...  Lewis Walcott / ... 7 episodes, 2017
...  Curtis Hoyle 7 episodes, 2017
...  Maria Castle 7 episodes, 2017
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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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In episode 3, Ben Barnes's character is on his cot reading "Picture of Dorian Gray." Ben Barnes played the title character Dorian Gray in 2009. See more »

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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. See more »

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Frank Castle: One Batch, Two Batch, Penny and Dime.
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Right up there with Daredevil
17 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

Marvel's The Punisher is a brooding, greedy and brutal.

It's no secret to the fans of the character, that the image of Frank Castle has never gotten the proper treatment on the big screen. After seeing Jon Bernthal take on the role of Castle in the second season of Daredevil, I knew that I have finally witnessed the Punisher come to life in all of his glory. Jon Bernthal makes you forget the bad dream that was the 2004 movie with Thomas Jane, and even Ray Stevenson in the 2008 movie that had a good character, but was just a bad movie in general.

Jon Bernthal brings Frank Castle to life like we've never seen before; Brutal, focused, calculating, effective, but this human, still flesh and blood. He's broken, he's full of guilt, and you want him to win.

The show does a great job of making the character work, and the chemistry between Castle and Ebon Moss-Bachrach's David Lieberman really makes it stand out, and creates a source of comic relief in an otherwise very serious show. Just how dark and serious are we talking here? Well, the first laugh I had was around episode 4, and the show maintains a serious tone all the way through, reminding you that you're not watching the Disney version of Marvel, and not even the last Marvel shows on Netflix, this is Frank Castle, The Punisher, this is not for the faint of heart, this is not a kids show, this is not a family show. The Punisher was always the Marvel hero for young adults, never intended for children, it's bloody, brutal, and violent.

The show also talks about really heavy things that not a lot of shows dare to, like war veterans and how the system fails them, PTSD and how it's not treated properly, and stolen valor, something that people don't talk about enough, it's heavy, and hard to watch at times, but it's also incorporated very well into the script.

I'm glad this show didn't fall victim to the PC culture, this is currently one of the best shows on Netflix, and the best adaptation of The Punisher to date. If you're a fan of the Punisher, you must watch this show, but stay away if you didn't yet watch Daredevil, just to cover all the plot points.

My only problem with it, is that it gets a little predictable, not hiding the plot twists very well.


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