Marvel's The Punisher/Netflix

Frank Castle is hanging up his Punisher garb — for now.

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The first trailer for Hulu's remake of Joseph Heller's World War II satire Catch-22 just dropped, and it looks like it's going to be the dark, hilarious, and sarcastic war story you've been waiting for.

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Why, oh why didn't you just kill Billy Russo when you had the chance, Frank?

That's the question I asked myself throughout the entirety of The Punisher's second season, which Task & Purpose had a chance to review ahead of the show's Jan. 18 release. Most of those 13 blood-soaked episodes would have been unnecessary if Jon Bernthal's titular character had just killed, instead of maimed, his one-time friend and brother in arms at the end of season one.

Fortunately for us, and less than fortunate for Frank and the villains he sets his sights on, he didn't, and that means we get another season of rip-roaring revenge. (Warning: there are mild spoilers ahead.)

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Amazon

The new Jack Ryan reboot that premiered on Amazon at the end of August marked the return of Tom Clancy’s eponymous Marine vet turned CIA super-spook to the forefront of American pop culture. Updated to reflect changing international threats, the series’ generally positive reception illustrates the staying power of Clancy’s vision of the military and national security realm. The New York Times’ Michael Hale observed that Jack Ryan is “still the Boy Scout, which is to say the godlike, morally superior American, stretching out his hand to the rest of the world.”

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Facebook

Chasing wolves and poachers through the Montana wilderness isn’t what Colorado Springs resident Jamie Havig expected to be doing over the past year.

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With the high-octane Solar System-spanning, conspiracy-centric sci-fi drama The Expanse returning to SyFy for its third season on April 11th, we thought it would be a good time to explain why we think it’s actually one of the coolest military sci-fi on television.

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