Marvel’s collaboration with Netflix has given us some great series like ‘Jessica Jones’, ‘Daredevil’, ‘Iron Fist’, ‘Luke Cage’, ‘The Punisher’, and ‘The Defenders’. Out of these, the two which appeal to me the most are definitely ‘Daredevil’ and ‘The Punisher’. In terms of content, these two shows trump the others. And while ‘Daredevil’ is fantastic show, ‘The Punisher’ has really treaded on uncharted territory in terms of its action sequences. They are some of the coolest, grittiest, bloody action sequences in television history, something we had never seen before. And we knew ‘The Punisher‘ was going to be different as soon as we saw the jail corridor action sequence involving Frank Castle in the second season of ‘Daredevil’.
Frank Castle is a superhero who is vastly different from the usual ones. He is ruthless, does not hesitate to kill, and does not preach about goodness or kindness in the world. Because there isn’t any. Frank has seen his entire family being killed right in front of his eyes, and since then, he has taken an oath to wipe out evil from the surface of this earth. It is a daunting task to talk about shows like ‘The Punisher’ because it is so unique. And moreover, the casting of Jon Bernthal has been the best decision in superhero shows or movies in a long, long time. He brings the extra edge and intensity to the character which were missing from the previous adaptations of the same. With all that said, here’s the list of best shows similar to ‘The Punisher’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these series like ‘The Punisher’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
11. Banshee (2013 – 2016)
Created by Johnathan Tropper and David Schickler, ‘Banshee’ is the story of an ex-con who has taken the identity of a small-town sheriff, Lucas Hood. The new Hood has been in jail for the past 15 years. He wants to reconnect with his former girlfriend, with whom he had stolen diamonds worth 15 million dollars from her father and his boss, the gang lord Rabbit. Rabbit’s daughter Anastasia had also escaped and is now the wife of a District Attorney. Some of the characters created in the series were great. Ulrich Thomsen’s character called Kai Proctor is a remarkable creation, and so is Geno Segers as Chayton Littlestone. The lead character is played by Anthony Starr. Interestingly, we never get to know the character’s original name, but only his adopted identity — Lucas Hood.
10. Deadly Class (2019 – Present)
Have you ever heard of a school where only the children of criminals go? Well, King’s Dominion is a school like that. And this is where our lead character in the show ‘Deadly Class’ finds himself in. Benjamin Wadsworth plays the role of Marcus Lopez Arguello, the new student in King’s Dominion. When he joined the institution, Marcus did not have any idea that he would be entering a place where he will find children of such dangerous people all around him. We see how he manages to live his life in the school as he slowly gets mixed up in such bad company. There are some truly amazing action sequences in this show.