Review of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime

Review of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime

With the COVID-19 lockdown, I’ve been catching up on all the fabulous shows I’ve missed. One such show is Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime.

Jack Ryan, an up-and-coming CIA analyst, is thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time. He soon uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale.

While the romance genre has famous authors like Danielle Steele and Nora Roberts, the world of thriller books has Tom Clancy. He’s a best selling author about a zillion times over. He covers subjects like espionage, the military, and technological thrillers. His first novel was The Hunt for Red October. His latest mega-successful book or series of books is about a CIA Analyst named Jack Ryan. The series has something like 20 books in it but now these books are being turned into an Amazon Prime series.

Jack Ryan, an up-and-coming CIA analyst, is thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time. He soon uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale.

The leader character is played by the Office’s John Krasinski. It’s kind of weird to think of him as a leading man but that’s really the point of Jack Ryan, he’s mean to be Mr. Everyman. He’s not supposed to be an Arnold Schwarzenegger or Sylvester Stallone type of super hero.

Jack Ryan is just a regular guy, who just so happens to work for the CIA as an analyst and happens upon some damning information that places him in danger as he looks into it.

So far there are two seasons available, with a third in the works, which may not be available until late 2021 due to COVID-19 production delays.

As far as the first two seasons go, I have to say I’m impressed. I don’t normally get into action movies. Sorry but I’m a girlie girl and action movies just aren’t my thing. But Jack Ryan isn’t as much as an action movie as it is a thriller. There is a difference.

It really is engaging. I found myself caught up in the story right from the start and when I finished season one, I jumped right into season two. Season 1 of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan has 8 episodes. Season 2 also had 8 episodes. Each episode lasted between 40 minutes and an hour.

The production value on this series is high. You can tell Amazon really put a lot of money into making this show.

Overall I would say it’s worth a watch. It’s a good story that will keep you engaged.

 

Review of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime

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