I was a big Punisher fan growing up. It wasn't the realism of the character so much as the violence that I liked about it, although the realism was a big part of it as well. I liked Batman too but Batman seemed like an easier character to write. He has limitless funds and a gadget for every occasion. The Punisher was like ghetto Batman. He would use his enemies' own tactics against them, steal their money after they were dead, etc. I liked that he wouldn't hold back and just thought nothing of killing anyone he thought was a bad guy.
The problem with The Punisher was that he was plagued, for the most part, with shitty writers and shittier artists. Every once in a while there would be a period of a few months or a year or so where the writing and art would just click and it would be awesome. For a while though he had different writers and artists every month. It was like Marvel didn't give a shit and wanted to keep their big money talent where the big money was; Spiderman and mutants.
Fuck mutants. They're the shittiest comic book characters there ever were. I liked Wolverine and I even liked Cable for a little while but fuck, any asshole can create a mutant chracter. They were churning them out like Pez back in the 90s. Probably still are. There's no need for any origin or backstory, the character is just born with superpowers and that's it. Fuck off. Lazy ass writers. Most of those chracters were so one-dimensional that you didn't give a shit about them anyway. There were so many characters in X-Men, X-Factor, X-Force and X-Whatever The Fuck Else that I never even knew most of their names. They were their superpowers and nothing else. They were bullshit.
Anyway, every once in a while there would be some one off short story with The Punisher in it, an annual or a summer special or something like that, that would have him doing something totally mundane like waiting in line or something and trying to mind his own business. Some group of assholes would inevitably start fucking with him or doing something to offend him and he'd try to remain calm for as long as he could. Then of course by the end of the story he'd get so pissed off that he'd go into Punisher mode and fuck everybody up. That's what this video reminded me of. Just a random episode the life of a vigilante. Fucking great.