📺 The Punisher (TV series)

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Marvel’s The Punisher, or simply The Punisher, is an American television series created by Steve Lightfoot for the streaming service Netflix, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films and other television series of the franchise, and is a spin-off of Marvel’s Daredevil. The series is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios and Bohemian Risk Productions, with Lightfoot serving as showrunner.

I did not read comic books growing up, but I had a friend who was obsessed. He would draw endless sketches of various characters, such as Wolverine, Venom and Aliens. One such characters was Punisher.

I jumped into this series wondering where these outliers fit within the wider Marvel universe. Along with films like Venom, Punisher is significantly more violent and complicated anti-hero. It is a strange experience to celebrate murder.

One of the things I loved about the series were some of Frank Castle’s dry quotes, such as:

I didn’t murder them, they died from terminal stupidity.


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