The latest MARVEL Netflix series, The Punisher, features Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal)–who uses lethal methods to fight criminals as the vigilante who calls himself “the Punisher.” This 13-episode series is a spin-off of MARVEL’s successful Netflix Daredevil series. Unlike Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, or Iron Fist–the other MARVEL Netflix superheroes–The Punisher doesn’t have any super powers. He’s just really good at violence.
Frank Castle served in the U.S. military and excelled at hand-to-hand combat and weapons. When Castle’s wife, daughter, and son are murdered, he goes on a rampage to avenge their deaths. In this new series, Castle discovers a deeper, darker conspiracy that led to his family’s execution. Steve Lightfoot is the series showrunner. Frank Castle takes a licking but keeps on ticking. If you’re in the mood for conspiracies and violence, The Punisher lights up the Bad Guys. GRADE: B+