Marvel's The Punisher: Season 2 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Marvel's The Punisher: Season 2 Reviews

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February 6, 2019
There was clearly no one building this story with knowledge that Netflix would be cancelling all of their Marvel shows and that is a shame because the third season could have fnally been worthy of the name of the show.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 31, 2019
Why are we coming back to all these people again?
January 31, 2019
This could have been eight episodes.
January 31, 2019
I enjoyed this season. I always seem to walk away from The Punisher wondering if it might actually low-key be my favorite of the Marvel/Netflix shows. But it's better when it doesn't try to justify itself, or defend itself.
January 31, 2019
Season 2 is a good 13 episode story, with plenty of action and great performances from both Jon Bernthal and Ben Barnes as Frank Castle and Billy Russo respectively.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 30, 2019
Even though he was a compelling scene-stealer in Daredevil, Frank Castle/The Punisher has never felt quite right in his own show. Season two will do little to change that impression.
January 29, 2019
One wishes the show had listened to its titular character: The Punisher is at its best when it just lets the Punisher be the Punisher.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 28, 2019
Season two... was a frustrating watch: the pacing felt off, the addition of Giorgia Whigham as Amy didn't quite click, and all in all the season had less drive than its predecessor.
January 28, 2019
All the villains in here are some form of mirror on Frank Castle. I found that really cool.
January 23, 2019
The Punisher was a fun but undeniably flawed series, representative of the Netflix-Marvel universe as a model of frustrating inconsistency.
January 22, 2019
The show's signature fight scenes are still fantastic, as is the Punisher himself, Jon Bernthal. But something seemed to go wrong in the writers' room this go-round.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 22, 2019
Marvel and Netflix's ability to hold steady a show revolving around a character that most Americans would consider a nightmare is impressive, and requires a very strict rulebook.
January 22, 2019
It really should be known for is pulling back the curtain on the way the superhero genre can encourage the worst in us.
January 22, 2019
What makes this season of "The Punisher" work so well is that it feels less like a Season 2 and more like a Season 5, a standalone story in the established adventures of Frank Castle.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 18, 2019
The Punisher Season 2 isn't the worst season of Marvel TV on Netflix, but it's a pale shadow of its first season glory, and that's its biggest problem.
January 17, 2019
It's all better than it needs to be - smarter, sharper, more thoughtful - while also consciously reckoning with the fact that this is a show about a man who's never happier than when he's covered in other people's blood.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 17, 2019
Here's the most unforgivable sin of the second season of The Punisher: You have a magnificent performance like this one at your disposal, and this is what you choose to do with it?
January 16, 2019
Bernthal's gravelly voice and thoughtful delivery continue to help uplift even the most melodramatic Frank lines.
January 16, 2019
Though the second season attempts to redefine who its title character is and where he fits within this corner of the superhero universe, the end result is both an odd fit and a moot point.
January 16, 2019
The Punisher season two is relentlessly blood and guts and that unfortunately is just punishing on to itself after a while.
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