Netflix Marvel’s The Punisher Season 1 Review

The Punisher is an American series created by Netflix. It is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios and Bohemian Risk productions. Steve Lightfoot is its executive producer and showrunner. The series is action as well as both crime drama and conspiracy thriller which makes it more interesting to the person watching. Its origin is the United States and location, New York City. Released on November 17th, 2017, the series has one season with 13 episodes which run at an average of 54 minutes per episode.


1. Frank Castle cast by Jon Bernthal who uses lawful methods to fight crime as “the Punisher”. He is the star of the movie; widely known in the city after taking a revenge on the people responsible for his family’s death.

2. David Lieberman or MicroEbon cast by Moss Bachrach who is featured as a former NSA analyst and one who consistently help Frank after he faked his death.

3.Billy Russo cast by Ben Barnes. He was Castle’s best friend when he served in USMC Force Recon and currently is head of a military corporation by the name Anvil.

4. Dinah MadaniAmber cast by Rose Revah. This is a DHS agent who was stationed in Afghanistan then returned to New York city where he crosses paths with Frank while on an investigation.

5. William Rawlins cast by Paul Schulze. This is a covert operations director of CIA who happens to cross paths with Frank due to their history in Afghanistan.

6. Karen Page cast by Deborah Ann Woll. She is featured as a reporter at New York Bulletin and befriended Frank after working on Her boss’s case.

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The series revolves around “the Punisher”(Frank Castle) who after finding and killing the last of the gangsters who were involved in the deaths of his family decides to settle on a new identity. He remains under the name “Pete Castiglione” who works at a construction site. In the first episode, Castle saves his workmate who had a deal gone bad in a robbery. In the meantime, Dinah tries to find the people behind her former partner’s death-Ahmed Zubair. Later in season 2, while taking his dinner in Hell’s Kitchen, Castle receives a call from David Lieberman otherwise known as Micro who needs his help. He meets Karen Paige who helps him discover of Micro’s death as he resisted arrest.

Castle finds out that Carson Wolf, a senior DHS agent who is corrupt was behind shutting down of Micro’s death and kills him by snapping his neck. He then goes ahead to find David across the city and finally confronts him at his hideout. The dead are rising again or what does this mean? Micro asks to help Castle take down those people who took charge in the destruction of their lives. His goal is proven in episode 4 where he helps Frank take from DHS a weapon’s shipment by hacking files from the department. In addition, he rescues Castle in episode 5 in their search for Gunner Henderson, one of Frank’s squadmates. In their mission, however, they are ambushed by mercenaries where Micro does his task but Rawlins learns of Frank’s existence.

In the eighth episode, the two-Frank and David/Micro learn that Rawlins knows of Castle’s identity and thus agree to work with Dinah and her partner Sam in confronting both Russo and Rawlins. They manage to gun down Russo’s men but in his anger, Russo stabs Sam to his death. Things are not working in Frank’s favor and unluckily in episode 9, his existence is made aware of the public. In his hunt for a bomber- Lewis Wilson, his image is accidentally captured by a dashcam of a police car thus revealing his identity. In episode 10, Frank escapes death with Russo’s men shooting at him after he shields Karen and Senator Ori from Lewis.

During the last three episodes, there is more waiting for “the Punisher”. sarah and Zach Liebermann are kidnapped by Rawlins and Russo. Fortunately, they stage David’s death in his family’s retrieval plan which allows him to unite with them while Frank is captured by the two for investigation. They tortured him to almost death but was able to break through and managed to stab Rawlins while Russo is wounded by DHS team. In the last episode, Frank and Russo confront each other at Carousel- where Franks wife and children died. He bangs Russo by the head against a mirror after he gave Dinah a shot to her head. The latter was trying to rescue Frank. While Dinah survives the shot, Russo is diagnosed with a severe head trauma. Good news is that Frank’s criminal record is erased by both CIA and DHS giving him permission to live in anonymity

This series is really a must watch and you can easily find it in Showbox App for Pc. You don’t want to be left behind with the trending November series. Season 2 is already in the making and hopefully, it’ll release in the early 2018