Jon Bernthal is amazing in The Punisher. His performance really drives the show. We all knew that from season 2 of Daredevil, especially when his storyline was more intriguing than the Elektra storyline, which felt like what the show was really focusing on and Frank Castle was just the counterpoint.
While my brother loved the show, I was frustrated by the pacing from episodes 3 to halfway of 9. It starts off extremely explosive on its first two episodes and then sizzles and burns out halfway through the season. But it’s all redeemed by it’s salvo of last four episodes.
Read my review here: ‘The Punisher’ saves the Marvel Television Universe (InterAksyon).
But I’ll be honest. I was really waiting for all the scenes of Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page and, hopefully, would see Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple. Claire never shows up (and it would be difficult for her character to do so since she would not be morally inclined to side with The Punisher in any way) but Deborah Ann Woll does not disappoint at all.