After finishing Frank Castle’s second season, I’ve come to the conclusion that he has a secret superpower… which is a never-ending supply of blood!
Jokes aside, I enjoyed season 2 as much as the first, if not more. The fight/action scenes were certainly better, and you can see all the hard work that went into them.
It’s as brutal as expected, and as brutal as you’d want it. I found myself cringing a few times, disgusted by the grotesque ‘happenings’ on screen (in a good way!)
The cast were great, old and new. There were no characters I didn’t care for. The themes of redemption, revenge and doubt resonated through everyone in their own ways.
When dealing with someone like Frank, there is an evident grey area and several fine lines between good and bad, which is what I enjoyed about it. You see characters reluctantly stray from their morals to lend a hand, or make the Punisher’s life that more difficult. Either way, it makes for compelling story telling.
In summary, Jon Bernthal does the manic, deadly character justice once again. You slowly witness his devolution from man to straight up rampant gorrila. He’s a total badass! An animalistic stampede from start to finish.
PUNISHER SEASON 2 SEEMS TO BE COMING ALONG NICELY!
We see Frank on pursuit, bloodied up and left with bullet holes, whilst we also get see a familiar villain returning for revenge, only this time he’ll be known as Jigsaw!
I loved the inclusion of Frank Castle in season 2 of Daredevil. At that point, I was hoping to see him pop in and out of people’s shows. I was never expecting him to actually get his own show! I’m glad he did though, because season 1 of The Punisher is one of my favourite Marvel Netflix shows so far.
There’s a lot to love about this show; whether it’s being enlightened by harsh realities, or simply baring witness to Frank’s brutality. We’re all morbidly desirable when it comes to revenge. Most of us hate at least one person, and most of us would like to hypothetically enact revenge on someone. This show helps you let off any raging steam you may have, due to the graphic-yet-satisfying acts that Punisher gets into on multiple occasions throughout the show.
The supporting cast are very entertaining too. With the standout for me being David Lieberman, A.K.A Micro. He provides nuggets of comedic relief to keep the show balanced. The main man himself though, Jon Bernthal, completley sells it as The Punisher. There’s actors that can play a role well, and then there’s actors that are seemingly born to play a role. Robert Downey Jr as Iron-Man is a good example of this. Bernthal, in my opinion, was born/destined to play Frank Castle, and I’m extremely grateful that he did because I can’t imagine anyone else doing as good of a job.
What I loved and what I was surprised about was the show’s reliance on a lot of touchy or gruelling subjects from today’s world. PTSD, gun control, terrorism and the harsh reality and repurcussions of war are prominent topics and crutches throughout. It opened my eyes to a lot of things and made me see in new lights.
From the over the top violence, to the well-balanced drama, The Punisher is a show that keeps you gripped from start to finish. He NEEDS to kill, and you as the audience are eager to sit and wait as his plots and strategies unravel in the vengeance-fuelled endurance marathon that is Frank’s life. Will he suceed, and at what cost?