Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan

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  1. bcuga

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    On Amazon starring John Krasinski is worth checking out just because Krasinski is starring in it.

    Available August 31
     
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  2. Sam Elliott

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    Intrigued but suspicious of anything on Amazon.
     
  3. gilstein21

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    What? They have several great original shows
     
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  4. Arkadin

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    Yeah they do. And this one is pretty awesome so far. Love how they've morphed Ryan's original backstory into the modern time period
     
  5. BellottiBold

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    It's awfully Hollywood in places imo
    but still quite entertaining.
     
  6. Soup

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    Dina Shihabi Has some thangs on her.
     
  7. Soup

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    Abby Cornish also has some thangs on her.
     
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  8. BellottiBold

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    Shit is honestly pretty average.
    I don't like Krasinski in the role.
    Pierce is predictably dope.
    The plot is really silly and predictable in a number of places.
    Meh.
     
  9. Arkadin

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    I mean the books are ridiculous in that manner too. There's a world changing event non stop
     
  10. BellottiBold

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    Never read the books so my only comparison points are the old films. I suppose it's possible that I was just younger and easier to entertain back then, but a lot of this just seemed really ham fisted and cliche.

    That said I did appreciate the use of the refugee situation. That decision made it truly of our time and place and was unique for the genre imo
     
  11. Arkadin

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    I've read like all 20 or whatever of them and this story line is relatively tame compared to the shit those dudes routinely save the world from
     
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  12. BellottiBold

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    I mean I'm talking more about shit like
    as soon as the daughter is given her little game console thing I knew she was going to reconnect with Samir and blow the raid.
     
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  13. Arkadin

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    Right. It's a little stretched but if you read the books, especially like post clear and present danger or so, you'd be like "wait why... Yeah that fits"
     
  14. Soup

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    I think he’s been great.
     
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  15. Arkadin

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    Same
     
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    Huge fan. I really enjoyed this.
     
  17. Soup

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    On episode 8. He’s been really good imo.
     
  18. Tex

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    Just started
     
  19. bcuga

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    Watched the first episode and thought it was pretty good. Not blown away but it was entertaining.
     
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    Finished it this morning. Both my wife and I really liked it.
     
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    Loved it.

    Did I miss something with the drone pilot or was that a side story that had nothing to do with the plot?
     
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  22. Kevintensity

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    Watched the first 3 episodes, I like it
     
  23. Kirk Fogg

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    Finished it today. The French swat team fucking sucked.
     
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  25. texasraider

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    Nice little entertaining show
     
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  26. Sam Elliott

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    That plot line seemed pointless unless it sets something up in season two.
     
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  27. Arkadin

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    They've got to have that in mind because the books are the longest set up in history
     
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    Through 4 episodes and we like it so far. This isnt an all-timer but it keeps me entertained for an hour.
     
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    I really liked it. An updated, slightly more realistic 24.

    Makes me want ot read the books.
     
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  30. Kevintensity

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    I ordered the hunt for red October after watching, going to start it soon
     
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    Hunt for Red October is a normal length book, but the rest of them are enormous. Not something you want to see when you embark on a 20+ novel series :donotwant:
     
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    Gotta check the replies too
     
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  34. Truman

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    I just looked her up and didn’t realize she was Australian. Didn’t notice the accent :idk:
     
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    Fuckin show sucks
     
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  36. terrapinsfan

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    I gave it a 7. There are so few decent shows out there that I was happy to have something I wanted to watch till the end. I will definitely watch season 2.
     
  37. War Grundle

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    Finished last night. Ending seemed rushed and felt they could have spread it out 1-2 more episodes but overall I liked it.
     
  38. kennypowers

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    Really? Maybe I’m just easily distracted. I don’t think she’s a bad actress or anything.
     
  39. ned's head

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    Liked it. Heard that balding fella from house of cards will be in S2
     
  40. CF3234

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    really enjoyed it.
     
  41. Sub-Zero

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    Through 4 episodes so far. Into it.

    I think they do a good job of really exploring the characters on both sides, even considering one side is a terrorist organization. The opening scene (and then the closing scene of Episode 1 tied to it) does a great job of setting up the season.
     
  42. Virgil Caine

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    I'm on episode 4, but my initial take is that the Night Manager and Looming Tower are both superior shows.
     
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    he didn't even take the eggs with him
     
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  44. Mikelangelo

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    Good acting and enjoyed it overall but some of it was just ridiculous

    The most wanted man in the world passed through US customs right after poisoning the president. Fine with some reaching but that's just absurd, the stuff with the drone guy sucked too.
     
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  45. jplaYa

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    I’ve read about 10 of the books. They’re all excellent. Some are pretty ridiculous in how they tell the future. The FBI investigated Clancy on a few occasions thinking he was receiving classified information from leaks.

    I personally enjoyed from Ryan/Clark:

    Without Remorse
    Debt of Honor
    The Cardinal in the Kremlin
    Rainbow Six
    Executive Orders

    Red Storm Rising and The Bear and the Dragon are standalone and are in my overall Top 5 though. They’re incredible.
     
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    Go on..
     
  47. jplaYa

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    I obviously can not confirm this but there’s always been a lot of rumors that had substantial smoke. Apparently since Clancy had no military clearance or background when he published his first 3 or 4 books and they were so detailed and mostly accurate as to how the United States armed services and intelligence agencies worked (supposedly accurate down to the last detail) he was detained by the CIA and questioned for hours because they assumed:

    A)He was a Soviet Spy

    B)He had come upon some kind of classified materials at his disposal that he obviously shouldn't have

    or

    C)He was working closely with an informant from inside of the military or CIA, which would be treasonous.

    It turns out he was just a hobbyist and read extensively about the operations of United State's foreign policy. After this misunderstanding he apparently went on to give lectures and work closely with the armed services.

    Again I have no idea how accurate or inaccurate this story is, it's just one of those legends about Clancy that I've heard and read about from more than one person. Take it with a grain of salt.

    The most interesting part of it all is how surprised US officials were at how much unclassified information was available thru libraries (pre-internet era), and how that could be assembled into reasonable estimates of classified tech.
     
  48. Mix

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    A movie/show about his book would be so damn good. So damn dark but could see Netflix do it.
     
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  49. jplaYa

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    It was probably my favorite book along with Rainbow Six in that world. Clark’s story arc is incredible.
     
  50. jplaYa

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    I couldn’t put Red Storm down though.