5. The ex-Marine Frank Castle has been re-written to be a Afghan vet who has finished his killing spree against the men who murdered his family. Fans of my favorite Punisher comic series War Machine will recognize the teaming of Punisher and NSA hacker Micro. If you want to see a well written examination of the sacrifices and effects of being in war, you will not be disappointed.
4. Star, Jon Bernthal, who originated this version of the character in Daredevil has made the Punisher his own. In that series he had a great connection to reporter Karen Page, Deborah Ann Woll, who returns here to help Frank find out who is really behind the death of his family.
3. The show’s creator, Steve Lightfoot, who was a writer and producer on Hannibal, has given The Punisher an even pace with deep insight into PTSD. It is easily one of the best examples of the horrors or war I’ve ever seen. Once again, Marvel has shown that they can get some great teams together for these Netflix shows despite the letdowns of Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders.
2. New characters, Dinah Madani (Amber Rose Revah), a Iranian American DHS agent , a hacker named Micro (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) who’s in hiding, and one of Frank’s war buddies Curtis (Jason R. Moore) fill out a great cast that make The Punisher an interesting world to return to.
1. The Punisher universe is a rich detailed mix of everything you could love about a military thriller like Homeland. Only difference is, when Frank comes for you, there are no arrests and no mercy.