📺 “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” Inshallah | Amazon Prime

Watched "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan" Inshallah from Amazon Prime
Directed by Daniel Sackheim. With John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, Abbie Cornish, Ali Suliman. Jack and Greer fear Suleiman's next attack could be on U.S. soil. They must figure out how to stop him or risk enormous costs.
Overall, not a horrible series or even a season. It wasn’t quite as gripping as I’d hoped it would be.  There was something missing that I can’t quite put my finger on though. Perhaps it was that the series wasn’t so much about Jack Ryan as it was about terrorism and humanity? The show did a good job of humanizing the “foreigners” in this piece, so there wasn’t as much antagonism as typical stories like this would otherwise have. The “heavy” was a bit too sympathetic which deflated some of the tension. You’re almost rooting for him at times and the rest is all just process.

Jack Ryan wasn’t a lead in this so much as it was a solid ensemble of people. In fact perhaps the lead was “Suleiman” himself and the rest floated around him?

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I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal processing, IndieWeb, theoretical mathematics, and big history. I'm also a talent manager-producer-publisher in the entertainment industry with expertise in representation, distribution, finance, production, content delivery, and new media.

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