Marvel's The Punisher: Season 2 Reviews

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February 16, 2019
My second favourite Netflix Marvel Series. Luke Cage 3rd. DD in 1st.
½ February 15, 2019
The Punisher's second season is, in my opinion, the weakest of the second seasons of the Netflix/Marvel shows. It's not bad but it was the season 2 I was the least invested in. I thought Pilgrim was a weak villain. Not only did he barely show up in the trailer but every time he showed up, I thought "Oh yeah, there's another bad guy". The actor does a good job in the last four episodes (not that that means he was dull in earlier episodes) but I would've preferred the focus to just be on Billy Russo and the more subtle villainness, Dr. Dumont, his psychotherapist. Speaking of which, laziest makeup department ever. After months of speculation as to what MCU Jigsaw looks like...he just looks like Ben Barnes shaved his head and just has a few lines on his face. Unintentional hilarity ensues when a random guy calls him "Edward Scisssorhands" even though he barely looks any different from season 1. Did fangirls really start complaining if they dared mess up the sexy face of Ben Barnes? I know Dominic West was always going to be a tough act to follow but at least try to misplace some bits of his face. Oh, there's a character called Beth. I liked her. Unfortunately, she only shows up in one episode whilst in the next one we see her in the hospital. After that scene, she is never seen or mentioned again. Though I'll admit it was nice they didn't abruptly kill her off. The good stuff still outweighs the bad stuff, however. The action sequences are enjoyable, Jon Bernthal does a hell of a job playing Frank Castle, he has a good dynamic with the character of Amy and it has a few compelling themes mainly regarding Frank's brand of justice. Season 2 may be the weakest and it's even a bit unnecessary but I didn't hate it.
½ February 14, 2019
Awful. Did that buffoon Steven Lightfoot ever even read a single Punisher comic? I don't blame Bernthal for this, but...I don't know who this was supposed to be, but it sure wasn't the Punisher. All Lightfoot wanted to do was turn it into a leftist political platform, like he did with the first season. Incoherent, rambling "plot", not as much "action" as keeps getting touted, and hours & hours of deep introspection does NOT make this a Punisher story. Technically speaking, we've now had THREE origin stories for him, all starring John Bernthal.
February 13, 2019
To hell with the Critics review. These days these so called critics have developer god complex over each and every show as in they have directed the same. Look at the audience score 83% vs Tomatometer 52%. Looks like you filthy shit bags have lost MOJO and rating every goddamn series as shit. ARGOFuckyourselves. Just wish Bernthal was a Punisher in real life and fucked you all hard.
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