It’s been about three months since Netflix released The Punisher, and, I gotta say, it is without a doubt the best Marvel series on there.
If I had to rate Netflix’s Marvel series, I’d list them like so…
- Jessica Jones
- Tie between Luke Cage and Iron Fist
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Luke Cage’s first half of the show had potential, especially in one certain character, yet, as soon as we begin to see depth into this character, adios! They’re gone, and what should have been an opportunity for another player to step up never happens, and we’re stuck with another lame villain for the rest of the season. At least Iron Fist stayed bland throughout!
Ok, rant over!
I had a hard time deciding whether Daredevil or Punisher was superior. Both have a great story, acting, and fight scenes.
So, what made me decide on Mr. Punisher? What makes this show the best out of all the others?
For starters it…
Felt United to Marvel’s “Universe”
Somehow, from the very start of the first episode, The Punisher felt different from its companions. I guess it felt more realistic, and it’s because of Frank Castle’s (The Punisher) character and story.
Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Daredevil (to a certain extent) have some type of special ability. What does Castle have?
Nothing. He’s just a man, a soldier (a damn good one) who waged an all-out war on crime because of a tragic incident.
Frank Castle can be any man, any soldier, and the creators even toy with this idea with a certain character in the show.
Throughout the show, and especially in the finale, I asked myself, I don’t think there’s going to be a second season. It felt conclusive like there was no need for another season to tie to Marvel’s vast universe, something the other shows do not possess.
Every Episode Is Connected
There are no “filler” moments in this show. Every scene is important. It either ties to the plot or reveals more about a certain character.
There are lots of new characters in this show, and I often asked myself, How will they be connected to the Punisher’s story?
A few episodes later, bam! It all ties together! One of my favorite episodes is the ninth one, Front Toward Enemy.
Because it ties various stories into one episode, they all intertwine perfectly, and escalate the plot naturally towards the next episode!
Aside from these two reasons, I have to applaud the writers and all the actors for their stellar performances.
There are tons of scenes that have stuck with me long after I’ve watched the show. It dives into various heavy themes that deal with current events and interpersonal battles. Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and even Daredevil haven’t left an impact on me this strong like The Punisher has.
If you haven’t already, check out The Punisher on Netflix!
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