Jack Ryan: The Series – Review

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan Season 2 fails to reach the highs of its predecessor, but it’s still an entertaining binge

 

 

 

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This is a mostly spoiler-free review of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan Season 2. All 8 episodes are available to stream on Amazon Prime Video now.


Back in 2018, John Krasinski successfully stepped into the shoes of one of Tom Clancy’s most beloved characters, imbuing the titular government analyst with just the right mix of boyish charm and deadly proficiency. Pairing Krasinski with Wendell Pierce’s James Greer was a brilliant move by creators Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Graham Roland (Fringe), as their memorable bromance was one of the highlights of the first season. Jump to 2019, and Jack Ryan is back on Amazon Video with a by-the-numbers 8-episode second season that appears to forget what made its first outing so great.