The Punisher: Season 1 Review [Spoiler Free]

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The moment we found out that Frank Castle/the Punisher was getting his own series I said it was probably going to be my favourite, and now that I’ve seen it I can pretty much say that that’s true. When it comes to the other shows Daredevil is my favourite and I would honestly put the Punisher just above it or on par with it.

I will say this make sure you watch Daredevil (especially season 2) before this. By watching it you will have a bit more insight into some of the characters and what led up to the events of the Punisher.

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The Crown Season 1 Episode 10: ‘Gloriana’ Review

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After how good episode 9 was, I was a little let down by the finale. So much so that I found my concentration drifting sometimes.

I was saddened to see how Peter and Margaret’s relationship ended although I wasn’t too surprised. Their scenes were some of the best in the finale and one of the things that really saved it. We know it’s been years and it was clear how desperately they wanted to get married and their reunion helped to show how the absence had made them feel.

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The Crown Season 1 Episode 9: ‘Assassins’ Review

This post contains SPOILERS.

It genuinely surprised me how much I enjoyed this episode. It’s definitely one of the best episodes in the entire season so far. This episode is mostly split into two. On one side we see Churchill and the other we see Elizabeth.

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With the Churchill side, we see his retirement and he doesn’t go out easy. No matter what you know about history, it was clear from what we’ve seen thus far that Churchill was never going to go out easily, and he certainly did not.

Most of his journey into retirement is shown through him getting his portrait painted. A portrait which he doesn’t appreciate and one which gets burned. The end of the episode has words that state: “Graham Sutherland’s portrait of Winston Churchill is widely considered to be a lost masterpiece.” So it was interesting to see the making of something so important that doesn’t actually exist anymore.

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The Crown Season 1 Episode 8: ‘Pride & Joy’ Review

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The opening is cold, quiet, and really unsettling. The lighting is dim and there’s silence. When the first words are spoken it’s still very eery. Even when we move to Elizabeth’s speech it’s still got that same tone. The sound of the rain and the slight echo from her microphone only adds to this. The one thing this show always knocks out of the park is it’s filming. The way it blends visuals with sound is always flawless and really brings the whole thing together.

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“The Crown does not back down.” I really loved that quote. This scene was interesting. Again, with the way it was filmed. With the men discussing what to do and the lights of the projector dancing all of them. Along with the sounds from the projector, it creates a very dark, slightly hard to see. Again, the show blends into other scenes well. While this is going on we see where Elizabeth is and where Philip is, both talking about the same things in a different way.

The dresses that the former sees are so beautiful. The fashion in this show alone is beautiful, but to see these deliberate pieces on display was really wonderful to see. With each scene, it’s amazing how different they appear and how much they contrast.

It was nice to see Peter and Margaret still in contact. They were clearly very happy together so it was wonderful to see them still talking and discussing the idea of being free, to soon have the possibility of being together. I often find myself in their corner, quietly rooting for them. I also appreciate that the Queen Mother decided to stand up for Margaret and give her something to focus on, and how the practice of that focus forced Margaret and Elizabeth to discuss what happened with Peter.

Also, let’s appreciate the Corgis. They’re adorable.

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