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Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Todd H, Sep 2, 2018.

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  1. Robert Crawford

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    Another thing I didn't like is
    that they killed off Matice, he was one of my favorite characters on this show.
    As I'm watching sporting events and seeing those Bud Light commercials, it cracks me up thinking of that actor playing such a different character in Jack Ryan.
     
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    I'm one episode away from finishing Season 2, and it's a good enough season, but so far from the heights of Season 1, which was excellent. One of the great things about Tom Clancy was that he portrayed things in the US government and US military as they might actually happen. Nothing in this show is realistic or believable. Jack Ryan would have been arrested and charged with a variety of crimes by his own government if he did what the character did in this season.

    This is yet another show that has resorted to having the characters go rogue and act outside their authority. And of course, it's personal for Jack, since his friend was the one murdered. That's such a cliche at this point, and it's everything that's been wrong with the James Bond series for the past 30 years (since Licence To Kill made Bond a rogue who seeks revenge for personal reasons). Also, I find the characterization of Jack to be off. He's not a field agent; he's someone uncomfortable in the field. Even Harrison Ford, playing him as an older guy, was more comfortable in an office than in the field. Krasinski's Jack pulls out machine guns with ease, and stares down dictators.

    I hope they can right the ship for Season 3 or else this will be another failed series.
     
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    My wife and I watched both seasons back to back recently. Neither really stood out to me but it was a passable series. I did think that the second season reminded me a lot of Clear and Present Danger. You can substitute the Venezuelan leadership with the cartel and it's a very similar story. The last episode or so would have caused an international uproar and probably landed all the protagonists in Federal prison.
     
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    Watched the season 2 finale, and while I can’t quibble with the action, the episode had an absolutely stunning lack of realism. Realism was always the hallmark of the Clancy books, and the creative team behind this season was the same as last, so I have no idea where season 2 went wrong.
     
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    I read this somewhere on the interwebs;

    Jack Ryan is Jim living out Dwight's wildest fantasies!

    LOL
     

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