Amazon’s ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ Is Awesome. Could It Be One Of The Greatest Series Ever?

David Hookstead | Reporter

Critics might not love Amazon’s “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” series, but it is awesome.

I finally was able to crush out the first two episodes after a long weekend of college football and some traveling. My expectations couldn’t be higher. I loved the old movies, and I was hoping John Krasinski would live up the legendary role of Jack Ryan.

He didn’t disappoint one bit, and neither did anybody else in the cast. (RELATED: CHECK OUT THIS AWESOME INSIDE LOOK AT ‘TOM CLANCY’S JACK RYAN’ [VIDEO])

A quick Google search will pull up a ton of reviews complaining about how the show pushes conservative ideals. Vanity Fair wrote that watching the show is “like falling down a Fox News rabbit hole.” Ignore the haters, because this show is incredible.

The opening scene is an Israeli bombing run in Lebanon, and the action doesn’t slow down from there. Jack Ryan is just as badass as he was in the movies. In one scene, a secret American base in Yemen is attacked to free the mysterious bad guy named Suleiman. It had a ton of vibes that were similar to “13 Hours.” Everybody’s back was against the wall and the bullets were flying. It was exactly what I was hoping it would be.

I still have six episodes left, and things are flying in the right direction. Nothing is worse than your expectations not being met. Luckily, that’s not a problem for “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.” The show is legit, and I encourage everybody to watch it on Amazon Prime. Maybe, in a decade, we’ll look back at this show as one of the greatest ever in its genre.

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