I haven't posted here for a while, partly because of a busy holiday, and partly because it's been hard to care about writing about nerdcentric pop culture when our country is self-destructing. Yet, it could be argued that diversion, via comics & scifi, may be the only thing keeping some of us sane.
I'm still polishing my piece on fan-made Star Trek productions, but I wanted to get this spotlight up ASAP. I think I'm going to post a "Spotlight" each week, whether, or not, I have a main feature ready.
While I liked Bernthal's portrayal of the psychotic brooding hero, Frank Castle, season 1 wasn't without its problems. It's not a spoiler to reveal that the story involves Frank befriending a single parent family. Seeing Frank visit a family in the burbs didn't feel like the Punisher to me. Frank works best in either an urban downtown, or jungle combat, setting. If he'd watched out for a poor, but honest, single parent family in Hell's Kitchen it might have been a better fit.
Nevertheless, the writing & urban combat action scenes were good enough to make me look forward to season 2 this week. Plus, like I told my friend, Kyle, Jigsaw looks awesome in the trailer! It looks like they're making him a hands-on criminal thug instead of a mob boss. Can't wait!