Another little trick is I use an Amazon Visa for my primary credit card -- I flush everything I can through it. You can pay your mobile phone bill through it, and other things (obviously gas for the car, travel, meals, etc.). Those points on Amazon I can use to buy blu-rays (or books and games, my other two biggies).There's so much more stuff I'd buy if I could afford it, I swear!
Concur, it was lame. It seem like they shoe-horned it in to try and please the part of the audience that needs a little bit of "America is also the bad guy" to balance out Jack's unbridled heroism (with pure motives), and the sheer diabolical antics of the terrorists.The one B story though, I get where they were going but the execution was so out of place. The Drone guy.
Obviously they've had to update some things since it's set now and Jack Ryan is early on in his career. But it's probably the closest to the book Jack Ryan of any of the live action portrayals. All of the key elements are there: spn of a Baltimore police officer; Irish Catholic family; economics degree from Boston College; his service in the Marines; the back injury from a helicopter incident; his time as a stockbroker; his history as an analyst before becoming involved in field work. One thing I appreciated about this version of Jack Ryan is that his brain is more important than his physicality.Too many changes from the literary character for me to watch it.
The thing that I found weird about that subplot is that it resolved and then disappeared from the story. Other than saving Suleiman's wife with the unauthorized drone strike, his subplot never connected with the others in the first season. I was expecting a bigger payoff in the final episodes that never came.The one B story though, I get where they were going but the execution was so out of place. The Drone guy.