- Mar 20, 2004
What episode are you up to? Starting with E5 the story line starts breaking off from being soley about Punisher and is when things really start picking. Around 7-or-8 the pace picks up and, surprisingly, it circles back in a big way S1.However I will tell you the acting, directing and production quality are still consistently good - So after you get through with season 1 watch season 2 - you may like it even more than season 1 ?
The first four episodes were, admittedly, a bit boring to me. Yeah, it laid the foundation for Punisher and went into the relationships between Murdoch, Foggy, & Karen, but, man, some of the pacing is agonizingly slow.
Having watched the whole season (yes, I missed some sleep this week ) my biggest complaint is actually the cinematography. In S1 somebody was in love with yellow lighting, this season I wish the yellow lighting was back because so many scenes were so dark that I couldn't see what was really going on! I ended up having to adjust the TV contrast and rewinding in some crucial scenes to make sure I didn't miss anything. Between that, the artificial film 'grain', Netflix's audio being way lower than broadcast TV, and, the last couple of episodes automatically consistently turning Chinese sub-titles on my X-Box 360 I came away with not enjoying the experience of binge watching the season.