The Punisher (2017–2019)
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Trouble the Water 

As Pilgrim's past comes into focus, Frank and Rachel find themselves in police custody, where they're anything but safe.

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Jeremy Webb

Writers:

Gerry Conway (based on the Marvel comics by), John Romita Sr. (based on the Marvel comics by) (as John Romita) | 5 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Bernthal ... Frank Castle / Punisher
Ben Barnes ... Billy Russo
Amber Rose Revah ... Dinah Madani
Josh Stewart ... John Pilgrim
Floriana Lima ... Krista Dumont
Giorgia Whigham ... Amy Bendix
Royce Johnson ... Det. Sgt. Brett Mahoney
Corbin Bernsen ... Anderson Schultz
Annette O'Toole ... Eliza Schultz
Teri Reeves ... Marlena Olin
Allie McCulloch ... Rebecca Pilgrim
Joe Holt ... Sheriff Hardin
Brandon Gill Brandon Gill ... Deputy Ken Ogden
Jamie Ann Romero ... Deputy Murphy (as Jamie Romero)
Rudy Eisenzopf ... Deputy Dobbs
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As Pilgrim's past comes into focus, Frank and Rachel find themselves in police custody, where they're anything but safe.

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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USA

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Dolby Atmos

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16:9 HD
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It is not clear how Frank was able to exit the police station without being spotted by the people who had the building surrounded. See more »

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Sheriff Hardin: Thirteen trained killers?
Frank Castle: I guess not so much.
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References Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) See more »

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show me once again..
20 January 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Marvel's The Punisher

Lightfoot's almost R rated take of this beloved character of comic books, holds no bar on glorifying its protagonist to its peak with all possible tactics. The mean street themed anti-hero of ours may resemble a lot to its companion Murdock, but as far as morality and sanity clause is considered, Bernthal's character has been free from such strings far before it even hits the screen. He has got deep voice, he reminisces about his past, he ignites his anger through sorrow and he is the protector working from outside the law. And with all these stated pragmatic theories, the action that it thrives upon too communicates a lot to its viewers.

With well choreographed and lethally performed actions, the gore vision of the makers is justified thoroughly on the screen, personally I still prefer Goddard's typical Daredevil mano-y-mano fight compared to the jump-the-shark and often too-much-to-swallow action in here. Bernthal's genuine commitment to this role inherently enhances his portrayal where his emotionally driven monologues- something that we first glimpsed when he arrives in Daredevil- is one of his finest bits. As far as the storytelling is concerned, the writers adds enough characters to distract and distribute the storyline with gripping well constructed sequences to keep us tangled.

But, the real culprit is the screenplay and the conversation that comes off chalky or cheesy to breed out the sincerity of the emotions it goes through. Another signature of it, is how it weaves out brilliant eye popping culmination of characters on screen, but this is something that is usually seen in its initial stages, for the last act is often a mind numbing bloodbath. Addition to that, the supporting cast isn't convincing enough to push Bernthal for a better closure let alone support him.

Season 02

The respect earned by its first season by creating an eerie yet soothing bond between Bernthal and Ray Newman is shucked away with none whatsoever emotional string in this one. Plummeting down vigorously with its repetitive narration and questionable sequences, the lack of practicality in conversations results to be the stab at the back of the series.

Trouble The Water

The action sequences are executed poorly with guns blazing without any sense on the screen, as far as the storytelling is concerned, it creates a decent atmosphere to wander about, but is brimmed with too many stereotypical characters.


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