Amazon Has a Winner in Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan Season 1

This is a SPOILER-FREE review of the first season of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. All 8 episodes are currently available to stream on Amazon Prime Video. 

In Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan Season 1, the sixth live-action adaptation of the titular hero, creators Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Graham Roland (Fringe), successfully breathe new life into a screen franchise that hasn’t been relevant since the early ’90s, when the character was portrayed by actors like Harrison Ford (Patriot Games) and Alec Baldwin (The Hunt for Red October).

This time around, we’re given a much younger version of Jack Ryan, played by John Kransinki (A Quiet Place), who goes from a lowly analyst sitting behind a desk to an action-oriented field operative, trying to take down the world’s most dangerous terrorists.

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