I finished The Punisher on Netflix and I have to say that I am of two minds on it.
On a purely visceral level, I wholeheartedly recommend it. It’s a rollercoaster ride with thrills, spills, and chills. You’ll pay for the whole seat but you’ll only need the edge. If you’re worried that it takes place in a universe chock-a-block full of Superhero silliness, don’t worry. The only supernatural/extranatural thing in this series is Frank Castle’s ability to heal after he loses half his hit points in a shoot-out or knife fight or other completely absurd standoff. Other than that, there’s nothing to yank you from your suspension of disbelief from the shootey and splodey and stabby Grand-Guignol they give you.
On a somewhat more cerebral level, I cannot recommend it at all. Holy cow. Our culture is getting so very coarsened! And all the violence! There’s so much of it! And it’s practically celebrated! There’s a *REASON* the Grand-Guignol closed in the 60’s!
All that to say: you should totally watch it and you should go out of your way to make sure that your kids don’t watch it.
I can’t wait for Punisher Season 2.
So… what are you reading and/or watching?