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Too much death too much blood!
ahmetkozan24 January 2019
After the first season, with the release of the second season, I finished the series in a breath. I think this is the best project of the Marvel-Netflix partnership. It is a solid series that has been achieved after the cancellation of many Marvel-Netflix joint projects.

Action and blood enthusiasts will love this series. There's a lot more blood, death and action than the first season. In the second season has as much violence, blood, action and cruelty as you don't want. At this point, one of the other thanks must go to the kerography team. As you will certainly notice, we are watching episodes filled with fight and conflict scenes. The tempo is not interrupted for a moment, and each episode tries to place at least one action sequence. The Punisher's 2nd season just put Frank Castle in the chaos he deserves, and he succeeded in bringing all the minuses into a negligible situation.

The season has two main villains and both are as wild as the Punisher. The fiction is also established accordingly, and our two main villains are advancing in parallel. Curtis is one of the good characters of the season. He represented the conscience side of the series very firmly. Amy is another prominent character of the season. She's under Frank's protection because she's close age to Frank's dead daughter. It's fun to see Amy with Frank. Amy is a well-designed character. Her adolescent behavior, her indiscretion, and Frank's reaction to all these things are very natural. With Jon Bernthal's great acting, we have access to the emotions of a father hidden behind a bloody face.

The music uses were probably the best among the Marvel-Netflix co-productions. Too much music has been used and each one is very successful in passing the emotions of the scenario. Like Daredevil's corridor scenes, it's like we're going to look again at the Punisher's list of songs. And of course it is necessary to mention the last episode. It was one of the finest series finals for me. After many striking and emotional moments, it is impossible not to experience emotional explosion with the last scene. The Punisher role is seated on Jon Bernthal like a shirt.

We have watched an immaculate season with strong scenes of conflict, good acting, immersive fiction and fluent scenario that never falls behind its first season and even better for some of us than the first season. I hope it will be a long-term series and we will continue to watch Frank Castle. 10/10
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So much better than I expected
brittanybenoit-3362614 June 2019
I really liked this show. I am not a comic book fan, but somehow found myself sucked in to Daredevil. It sux hard that Netflix cancelled all their Marvil shows.

Anyway, the Punisher was a great character on Daredevil, and despite some bad reviews, we gave the show a chance. We were really surprised how much we liked it. My husband likes it much more than Daredevil. It isn't as much of a comic book show as the other.

Despite lower reviews for season 2, I really liked both seasons. With so much crap on Netflix these days, it's hard for me to understand why they didn't fight harder to keep their Marvel Shows. I've heard Disney will reboot Daredevil for their streaming channel or for Hulu. But what's the point of remaking it with new actors when we love the show already? I doubt Punisher will have any chance for reboot or continuation. Very disappointing!
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Brutal and Enthralling Superhero Show
mto1019 January 2019
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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Jon Bernthal is incredible
natekahle29 January 2019
Honestly, this show is pretty much perfect to me. My favorite marvel character executed surprisingly well by Jon Bernthal. I can't think of anyone else that would be better. Josh Stewart was also incredible; such an underrated actor and wonderful to see him in this. Please give us season 3, Netflix!
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Both Seasons Are Top Quality
maricascarles24 January 2019
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This is one of my top 5 favorite tv shows ever made. The story makes sense and the acting is so sincere and genuine. The show is exciting and raw, the way the story should be. It holds no punches which is why it makes it awesome. I appreciate it so much!

I do have to say that Frank Castles story is dark and very sad. I can't imagine the challenge it is to play him as a character, his range of emotions and the brutal fighting. The actor casted for him portrays it all so perfectly. Especially in episode 11, in the hospital bed. I cried because I felt the pain he was feeling. Bravo to him for taking us on such a roller coaster. Congrats to the whole crew for an amazing 2nd season!!
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Top 10 !!!
leorio-5107019 February 2019
I was sad today, after find out netflix will nor keep the series, it where awesome, well produced and casted, we will miss frank castle !!
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Read the comics for 20 years
justinlawcoomer22 December 2017
Finally Punisher done right! After so many fails from other film companies Netflix decides to go all out and almost perfect it. They almost pull him right out of the comic which could not have been easy, from the deep yells as he unloads his guns on the bad guys to the twitch of a man who is now disturbed but slightly keeping it together to the tie in of the Punishers mane nemesis. This show is the best Netflix Marvel show hands down. All of the main characters are great!
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The Real Punisher
turixrios8 November 2018
Jon Bernthal is THE punisher; what else can I say? He is a great actor that portrays the character's psyche terrifically.

It is a well written show that includes amazing fight scenes. From the Marvel TV shows, this is my second favorite. I love the dark tone and the brutality, as this show isn't afraid to go all-in with the Punisher character.

It continues to maintain the quality a show like Daredevil is known for (maybe not AS good but still), and it greatly illustrates a serious plot with a good cast and pacing.

My rating: 9/10
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Favourite Marvel Series
jwebb-825418 May 2019
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The punisher is an awesome tv series with jam packed action, i just couldnt get enough of the story and thrill this series dishes out. Absolutely loved season 1, with season 2 not dissapointing with great action scenes. Such a pitty Netflix is canceling such a great program after its second season. I hope they dont put that funding into Black Summer which in my opinion was a huge miss/bore on the zombie genre.
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Netflix, Re-Consider Bringing Back The Punisher for a Season 3!
Rainmaker198431 March 2019
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I feel that this series was just getting started and Netflix just pulled the plug!

Season 1 was excellent - lots of suspense and plot twists, combined with some terrific action. Season 2 was a bit uneven but still packed a punch. Jon Bernthal breathes life into what could have easily been a one-dimensional character. His peformance is outstanding throughout both seasons.

While he's not mentioned much in other reviews, Ben Barnes' performance was equally outstanding and his character transition from season one's deceptive and manipulating Billy Russo to season two's tortured and confused "Jigsaw" is amazing to watch! He manages to make the viewer feel sympathetic, even towards this murderous/treacherous character.

The rest of the supporting cast and writing is equally terrific. With only two seasons, this is a great weekend-binge viewing!
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Well written but not for a younger audience
northfacingphotography11 December 2017
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I have enjoyed most of the Marvel Netflix series. In Daredevil season 2 part of the side story involves meeting Frank Castle. I don't know if that is a spoiler but the box is checked just in case. I am very familiar with the comics and find people who "demand" it to be just like the comics difficult to deal with because there are different versions and years of source material to accommodate. This Punisher seems to fit well into the TV universe that Marvel and Netflix have created. I found the characters engaging and the use of characters like Karen Page welcome. It has been my favorite of the non Daredevil shows. Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist all seemed lacking to me yet I did enjoy them. The Defenders was good but not Punisher good. This isn't for a younger audience but for adults this is a great narrative of a tragic vigilante that just wanted justice. Jon Bernthal was a perfect cast for this role and I can believe and relate to the character the way he portrays him. The previous film versions lacked that. I hope they keep Punisher in the rotation for new series.
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Best Netflix series
ben210410 October 2018
Whilst I really loved the new Netflix series MANIAC

the punnisher starts off slow Then builds to become a powerhouse of glorious revenge The acting is superb Gore is great. Better than both movies that were released previously

Waiting for HELLBOY series if it ever arrives
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what a master piece
atvosman18 February 2019
How is this get lower rating than daredevil this is the one of the best things i ever watched guns fighting revenge it deserves atleast 9
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A fantastic dark first season
alindsay-al24 December 2017
After his brilliant role in daredevil season 2 it was clear that the punisher was set for great things and now his show has aired and it is fantastic really delivering on the character. The premise of the the season sees a former marine on the hunt for the people responsible for the death of his family. Jon bernthal reprises his role of Frank Castle and he totally owns the character, he nails the depth and complexity of the punisher and how it really takes a tole emotionally on him. He doesn't hold back whether it is the dramatic scenes or the action scenes you just know he loves this character and how he can delve right into it. Ben Barnes plays Billy Russo on the show and ex army ally of Castle and he was a really interesting character on the show. He clearly has his own agenda but you can see he cares about Frank and how there relationship progresses is a major highlight of the show. Another major highlight of the show is the chemistry between Castle and micro played by ebon moss bachrach, they bounce off of each other really well and add some good humour between the two of them. Amber rose revah plays a member of homeland security and she is good in the role, at first I wasn't particularly invested in her character but as time goes on she becomes more and more interesting. The story is a simple revenge tale that no matter how dark Frank gets you always are on his side which is done really well by the show. The show also deals with PTSD very well and shows that it is a real issue in everyday society not just in this universe. However, I found as the episodes went on the story becomes a little bit predictable and it does hurt the suspense sometimes as it isn't there. The script is really good with the dramatic dialogue all really working especially with the serious subject matters that are treated well. As mentioned before the humour is surprisingly really well done to add humanity too the majority of the cast which really helps. Onto the style which may be the star of this show, the action scenes are sometimes breathtaking with the action feeling real but keeping in contact with its comic book origins. Also this film is the most bloody that marvel has ever done and it is completely ideal for this character. Overall I love this first season of this show and if you love this universe and the character of the punisher this is a must watch.
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Season 1=9, Season 2~3
samyueldanyo28 January 2019
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I will try to be brief but I needed to write this because I feel really let down. I LOVED season 1. I have been telling everybody who might like this kind of show to watch it because it is incredible (that is coming from a person who is usually very judgmental about movies/shows).

Then season 2 happens.

First - Jon Bernthal is great as The Punisher! Next - my feelings are inline with TRinzler's review. The writing really lacked and no brutality can make up for it. My biggest problem - Dinah's character is dumbed down to ridiculous levels. She is a decorated soldier and a freaking chief special agent in Homeland Security but apparently that does not stop her to spill sensitive information left and right, to completely lack any judgement of character and to be utterly useless in anything she does. How are we supposed to believe this can actually happen? Then there is the BIG problem of Dinah watching Billy and Krista (aka the hot doctor, because everybody needs to be hot, even the freaking Jigsaw) for months. She says she never believed Billy and can clearly see that the doctor is highly attached to him. Billy disappears - no one even thinks of putting a surveillance on the ONE PERSON HE FEELS MOST CONNECTED TO? COME ON! Then on top of everything Dinah goes into Krista's house where Billy lives, WHILE HE IS IN THE OTHER ROOM and she cannot tell anything is wrong? What kind of chief special agent that should be?

The next thing is the utterly incompetent NYPD with the man in charge - Mahoney. I already mentioned how NO ONE thinks of keeping an eye on the doctor? Okay! But lets go back in time a bit. Apparently the city of New York does not mind spending literally hundreds of thousands if not million/s on a dangerous criminal, who is by all evidence guilty for FACIAL RECONSTRUCTION???? The best HOT DOCTOR??? What? Then the exemplary NYPD lets this dangerous criminal literally walk out of the hospital with his PJ on? Mahoney succeeds in blaming everybody else for the death and destruction but not once he blames himself for his utter incompetence? I don't even want to get into how every 4th grader, looking at the scene, where Frank shot the 3 women, can tell that the bullets have come from outside/down and there would be no line of sight inside the room.

I am sorry to say this but the writing is ridiculous and is irritating me that they did that to this show.

Conclusion: I would stick with season 1 and hopefully they do something better in the future! Jon Bernthal is great - this role is made for him! I am not sure why people liked Daredevil 3 - but I see the same problems here that I saw there - just poor writing. Netflix needs to take its time, instead of juicing subscriber growth! Thank you for reading and have a nice watch!
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Kick ass!!!!
prettigurl-1662019 January 2019
Jon bernthal plays the best punisher!! Hands down. Love this show!!!
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Great live action representation of The Punisher
zombielilith8 September 2018
I'm a huge fan of The Punisher comic books so I was a little wary of a live action version given previous disappointments. I was impressed with how the introduction of the character in Daredevil contained scenes straight out of the comic. The Punisher tv series also didn't disappoint. I think the casting of Jon Bernthal was perfect and he plays the role brilliantly. Although not completely true to the written version, the tv version of Frank Castle and his story is enjoyable (and brutal) and I look forward to watching season 2. Ben Barnes is also great as Billy 'the beaut' Russo aka Jigsaw.
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The best action tv show
wenerikk22 May 2019
Was really suprised with character and storyline. Nothing boring, nothing too much. Never were big fun of action movies but this one made really happy. Defenately hope for continue!
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Great season 2
kylepbarnett-5812321 January 2019
If you like plenty of action, this is a series for you, non stop through both the seasons, shame it all ends with 2! Will miss this one!
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Punishment has begun
PoetriesMelody29 December 2017
Well written, well acted. with great scenes and action sequences it is hard to not like this series, as a guy whom has read many many comics over the years it certainly lifts them up as the show brings something towards the comics. a great performance done by Jon as The Punisher. since i have seen him in other TV shows/movies i knew he could play the role well.

we explore what makes the Punisher and what he is made of in this series. we see his back grounds and we see his perspectives as the show continues. the chemistry between characters is done well especially with Karen. All in all a great series and is right up there in the front lines with Daredevil and i look forward to the next season for sure
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lcalzavara24 January 2019
Some city's in the world need a guy like that.. Bad ass!!! Can't wait for season 3.
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Almost perfect
lereniu29 November 2017
I would've given this show a 10 out of 10, however the SJW lines kinda cut me off in 2 or 3 places, luckily not to many. It seems that the SJW language is pushed lately by Hollywood and associates to brainwash the new generations.

Regarding the character Jon Bernthal nails it, I cannot imagine anyone playing it better then him. He shapes the character in the smallest details, every emotion is real.
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Way better than I ever expected!
atanassovadi20 January 2019
From casting to action to soundtrack, these series just worked for me. I loved the plot of season 2 even more than the first season. The fight scenes were not repetitive, they got better and better as the season progressed. I would say, don't trust anyone's reviews, which were based on the first few episodes only. Watch the whole season, because the end is totally worth it!
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Superb Stunning Sensational
ardiations-435-55138421 January 2019
I was glued to the screen, John Bernthal Performance was was amazing, the story line was great.... Simply The Best Marvel Series on Netflix
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This Marvel series is beyond EXCEPTIONAL
cocada-736842 November 2018
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I binge watched this show the day that it came out because I'm a huge fan of Jon Bernthal's career, and this Netflix original isn't an exception. First things first, Bernthal is the perfect person to play the depressed, bloodlusted, confused Frank Castle. His vocal performance and his facial expresssions are amazing. SPOILER ALERT there's a scene where he's reminiscing in his bed and his wife starts to have a conversation with him because he's just gotten home from war. When she goes to leave the room, she's then shot by two masked men and it doesn't show her getting shot but it cuts to Frank's face and he just shocked and filled with sheer terror when his wife's blood sprays on his face. This is one of those moments where I believe that Bernthal found the best role he'll ever play. And the conversations that he has with his partner Micro are sometimes hilarious and sometimes dark for the both of them. There one conversation where they're both extremely drunk and Micro just loses it and starts peeling back Franks layers like an onion. SPOILER ALERT Micro then says that he's going to the police and all the things that he says about Frank only having a war and violence inside of him because his family was murdered is correct because Frank goes up to him and knocks him out to stop him from telling the police so Frank can end it all by himself through murder. There are some episode where it may seem slow but at least for me it always has my attention. My favorite episode by far was the eighth episode because it introduce multiple plot lines involving terrorism, political and social issues suck and vets coming home and not having a place in the world anymore and then there's what the policy of of marine is and what they'll do to fight for its. This subplot goes on to episode eleven then it goes back to the main storyline. The big finale is episodic and well worth the wait. Frank is always one step ahead of his opponents and he has everything in place for the ending that he wants, SPOILER ALERT he wants to die but have enough evidence to put the people that killed him and his eniemies in jail for life. This is not the ending that he gets because his friend Micro betrays his promise and tell homeland security where this big finale is occurring at and they arrive there after one of Frank's old friends (who's one of his enemies now, Billy Russo) let's Frank go to kill one of the men who was beating Frank's senselessly. Billy is about to shot Frank for telling the police but he's sot in the arm and runs away. Frank is then fading away and going to the light which is his wife but Micro doesn't let him and bring him to help which is one of the homeland security members parents. Frank then most lye gets fixed up then goes on a big chase after Billy Russo which lead him through some of Frank's friends then to a spot that is very important to the both of them, a carnival carousel where Frank and his family and Billy would go. Billy then finds two workers and SPOILER ALERT ties them up to the Carousel with they're wrist slit as bait for Frank to try to save them. Frank's tried to save them but Billy just starts shooting Frank time after time and he has the upper hand for a while until Frank gets some help. Homeland agent Madina then arrive and gets shot instantaniously by Billy Russo. When he turns around to shot her, Frank's gets the upper hand and stabs him in the stomach with a shard of glass, he then repeatedly knocks Billy's head on a carousel mirror about seven times, then he drags Billy's face down the mirror in the most brutal fashion. He turns Billy around and Billy tells Frank to just kill him because of how horrifying he looks. SPOILER ALERT Frank almost kills him but then second guesses himself and tell Billy that he's the only one of his targets who's not going to get off so easy with death because he betrayed him and got his family killed. Frank then knocks Billy out on the glass and a shard gets stuck in his grotesque face and we get a close up. What I enjoyed so much about this scene if Frank is exerting his revenge into someone who betrayed him and you can really feel all of the emotions hat Frank is feeling because of everything that's happened to him because of Billy. He then goes on to save the kids and Madina and her family repays him with is previous alias of Pete Castilliogne so that he can keep on living his life because of the justice he served. Frank's heals quickly and so does Madina,but as they're talking about Billy we see that his head is wrapped in gauze because of how disfigured he is. They also talk about how he lost most of his brain functionality but they hope that when he wakes up (if he ever does) that he'll remember everything that Frank and Madina did to him. Frank is then asked to go to dinner with Micros family but he ditches and goes to this Veteren group that had them talk about what it like to live in a world where they don't belong anymore and Frank gives his speech and the shows first season is over. I know that this isn't the most thorough review but it's what I believe is the best part of this series provided as what I believe is the best Marvel series to ever happen.
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