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Adam Grimes
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I was very pissed when it got cancelled, it had potential but Darabont just can't shut the phuck up.


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Recently finished watching Netflix's The Punisher series. Incredible show. Rough, gritty, uncompromising, and brutal. It's tough to compare this to the other Marvel Netflix shows since it's got such a different vibe/tone, but it's definitely up there as one of my top 3 favorites - along with DD (both seasons) and Jessica Jones. There are some mild SPOILERS below, so don't read on if you haven't finished watching the series - and want to be genuinely surprised.

I've never been in the military or in combat, but my impression here is that this series at least appears to paint a somewhat realistic picture of what happens when some soldiers who come back from war & have a difficult time re-adjusting to civilian life because of severe PTSD. So, the storyline involving the disturbed young soldier who came back from overseas was quite poignant and sad, though it obviously didn't excuse his horrific actions. The actor playing this soldier also did a great job playing LHO in an excellent Hulu series, 11/22/63. It's was interesting that he played a similar character in both shows.

Though the whole series was great, to me things really ramped up in the last 4 episodes - starting with the soldier's attack on the hotel (trying to take out the congressman), which led directly up to the finale.

My favorite sequence in the whole series was when the mercenaries (on Billy Russo's team) invaded the basement/bunker that Frank & Micro had been holed up, and then were subsequently taken out by Frank (who had set them up) - who seemed to do so without even breaking a sweat.

One of the most difficult scenes to watch was when the young soldier was standing in the meat locker & counting down to the end, while The Punisher stood outside & understandably encouraged him.

Looking forward, I agree that it will be interesting to see where the character goes from here. He's avenged his family & is obviously at a loss as to what to do next. As we saw in the comics, will he go ahead and wage a one-man war on criminals? Will he team up with Micro again? The only thing that's obvious to me is that Jigsaw will probably appear in the future as Frank's nemesis.

Also wanted to mention that JB's depiction of The Punisher is far, far superior to any other on-screen depiction of the character (Dolph Lundgren, Thomas Jane, and the UK actor who starred in Punisher: War Zone). Amazing casting by Netflix, but there's no surprise there - since they also did an amazing job casting DD/Matt Murdock, The Kingpin, Foggy Nelson, Elektra, etc. in the DD Netflix series.The Punisher

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You work for netflix, don't you?


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You work for netflix, don't you?


Nope. I'm just a huge fan of most Netflix shows, especially their Marvel ones. I've been a fan of Marvel comics ever since I was a kid in the '80's, and IMHO Netflix does a stellar job of both casting & producing shows based on the comics. I can't say the same for many Marvel films, however.

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Agreed. Loved it. Hopefully they focus more on street level crime bosses and what not next season.


I'm with you on that. The first episode was awesome taking out those crime bosses at the poker game.


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Still hold my original assessment. It's a great military conspiracy thriller, but not a good Punisher story, and a needlessly overcomplicated and prolonged backstory.


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Still hold my original assessment. It's a great military conspiracy thriller, but not a good Punisher story, and a needlessly overcomplicated and prolonged backstory.
Nope, fight me.


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Still hold my original assessment. It's a great military conspiracy thriller, but not a good Punisher story, and a needlessly overcomplicated and prolonged backstory.
Everyone has opinions and nobody can be right all the time. Don't feel bad.


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