The Punisher

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  • TV-MA
  • 2017
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.4  (264,819)

The Punisher is an American television series that is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Initially released on Netflix, it is now available to stream on Disney+. Created by Steve Lightfoot and starring Jon Bernthal, Amber Rose Revah, and Ben Barnes, the show received critical acclaim for its gritty portrayal of the titular character.

Set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the show follows Frank Castle (Bernthal), a former Marine who becomes a vigilante after his family is murdered by a criminal organization. Castle operates under the alias of the Punisher, using his military training and experience to target and eliminate the people responsible for his family's death.

The first season of The Punisher begins with Castle living a quiet life under a new identity, but he is soon drawn back into his violent past when he discovers a conspiracy involving government agents and illegal weapons. Along the way, he encounters several allies and enemies, including Micro (Ebon Moss-Bachrach), an NSA analyst who helps him uncover the conspiracy; Dinah Madani (Revah), a Homeland Security agent who is investigating the same conspiracy; and Billy Russo (Barnes), Castle's former friend and fellow Marine who has become a successful businessman with ties to the criminal underworld.

Throughout the season, Castle engages in brutal fights and gun battles with various criminals, including bikers, gang members, and mercenaries. He also struggles with his own demons, haunted by memories of his family and the trauma he experienced as a Marine. Despite his violent methods, Castle remains a sympathetic character, driven by a desire for justice and a willingness to sacrifice himself for others.

The second season of The Punisher sees Castle continuing his crusade against crime, this time in a new location: New York City. After helping a young girl named Amy (Giorgia Whigham) who is being chased by a mercenary group, Castle finds himself caught up in a conflict between rival criminal factions. Along the way, he teams up with a bartender named Beth (Alexa Davalos) and encounters his old foe Russo, who has undergone a significant transformation since their last encounter.

As in the first season, the second season of The Punisher features intense action scenes and themes of violence, trauma, and redemption. Castle's mission takes him to the edge of his sanity as he confronts his own mortality and the morality of his actions. The show also explores the themes of brotherhood and betrayal, as Castle and Russo confront their shared past and the choices that led them down different paths.

Overall, The Punisher is a gritty and intense show that offers a unique take on the superhero genre. While it may not appeal to all audiences, those who appreciate action, drama, and complex characters will find much to enjoy in this series. With strong performances from its cast, especially Jon Bernthal as the titular character, The Punisher is a must-watch for fans of the Marvel Comics universe.

The Punisher is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on November 17, 2017.

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The Whirlwind
13. The Whirlwind
January 18, 2019
When Pilgrim abducts Amy and demands David's return, Pilgrim and Frank meet in final combat.
Collision Course
12. Collision Course
January 18, 2019
Mahoney takes Frank for a ride, Pilgrim pays Curtis and Amy a visit, and Krista takes a fall for Billy.
The Abyss
11. The Abyss
January 18, 2019
While Frank lies in custody, Dinah teams up with Karen Page to find out what really happened at the warehouse.
The Dark Hearts of Men
10. The Dark Hearts of Men
January 18, 2019
Frank goes after Billy, and Curtis and Pilgrim both end up with blood on their hands. Krista and Dinah talk about hells, and Krista realizes how Billy can break Frank.
Flustercluck
9. Flustercluck
January 18, 2019
Following Anderson's orders, Pilgrim puts a bounty on Frank and Amy's head. Amy turns to a friend for help, while Frank continues looking for Billy... who is paying a visit to Dinah.
My Brother's Keeper
8. My Brother's Keeper
January 18, 2019
Billy starts to remember the past after his encounter with Frank, and then makes an offer to the Boys. Curtis meets Amy for supper, and Frank pays a visit to his wife's grave.
One Bad Day
7. One Bad Day
January 18, 2019
Frank and Curtis close in on Billy, who is preparing for his first robbery.
Nakazat
6. Nakazat
January 18, 2019
Once Frank and Amy develop the photos, Frank goes after Poloznev. Billy goes after Curtis, and Mahoney goes after Dinay.
One-Eyed Jacks
5. One-Eyed Jacks
January 18, 2019
Frank sets out to find out more about Konchevsky, and uses Turk Barrett as bait. Billy makes a new friend, and Krista goes to the window.
Scar Tissue
4. Scar Tissue
January 18, 2019
Frank and Billy both visit some old associates, while Amy remembers some of the circumstances that put her on the run from Pilgrim.
Trouble the Water
3. Trouble the Water
January 18, 2019
Pilgrim and his men launch an attack on the station to get Frank, and Frank tries to convince Sheriff Hardin to let him help.
Fight or Flight
2. Fight or Flight
January 18, 2019
Frank and Amy end up in a motel room together, but the people after Amy get information on Frank from Beth and come after him. Meanwhile, Dinah pays Billy another visit in the hospital.
Roadhouse Blues
1. Roadhouse Blues
January 18, 2019
Frank stops at a roadhouse and makes a new friend, and soon gets involved in trouble when thugs come after a young girl who may or may not want his protection.
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Where to Watch The Punisher
The Punisher is available for streaming on the Disney+ website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Punisher on demand at Disney+.
  • Premiere Date
    November 17, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4  (264,819)