Jack Ryan Season 2 (Amazon) *Spoilers*

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    SullyND

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    What did you think?
    I was hoping Uber would be John Kelly.
     
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    Mike Lang

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    Binged the whole thing today. Excellent show.
     
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    MScottC

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    Loved the entire season, till the end which I found totally cliche. I don't see any reason why the other Senator needed to be the other culprit.
     
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    elorimer

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    Sorta fun, but much of it was a retread: the riverbed battle from Clear and Present Danger, the convoy ambush in the streets from the same. Other derivative stuff from the Bond films. Jumping between buildings like Tom Cruise.

    Two good things: Noomi Rapace and the fact that much of it was in Spanish.
     
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    DouglasPHill

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    To each his own, I did not care for either.
     
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    Hcour

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    I thought this season was a pretty darn good actioner and better than the first season. I hope Noomi Rapace and Arnold Vosloo return in subsequent seasons, both are always interesting actors.
     
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    Sparky1234

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    Good second season. I liked the 1st season a little better as the concepts were new. Looking forward to a 3rd season!
     
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    DouglasPHill

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    Showing my age here, Bonanza had 30 episodes per season. Lost In Space had 27. I just can't call 10 episodes a season. :eek::eek:
     
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    EWiser

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    30 episode seasons are long gone. To much Tv to watch now days to have that many episodes unless it is soap opera.
     
  10. randian

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    10? If only, and they're only 40 minutes long, including 1:30 of opening credits and a similar amount for closing credits. Only about 37 minutes of actual content per episode, which is even worse than the average 42 minutes or so we're left with after commercials on broadcast television.
     
  11. DouglasPHill

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    Yeah I just finished, 8 eps, WTF?
     
  12. Allanon

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    I'm sure one factor is the cost. The cost per episode for the first season of Bonanza was $110,052 ($971,025.48 adjusted for inflation) and the last season was $225,000 ($1,382,075.96 adjusted for inflation). Jack Ryan's cost per episode was $8,000,000.

    Plus 30 episodes for that story line would have been way too many. Bonanza and Lost In Space tell a new story each episode.
     
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  13. DouglasPHill

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    Thanks for the analysis, good stuff. Some time between Bonanza and Jack Ryan, Stephen King's "The Stand" came out as an 8 hour tv mini-series.
    By that definition, Jack Ryan is a mini-series. (an expensive one)
     
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    To me a season of Jack Ryan is more a 5 hour movie than and 8 episode TV series. For these types of shows it would be great if Amazon and Netflix let you play them as a single item without having to advance through the credits at the start and end of each episode. .
     
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  15. Saturn_V

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    I was a little disappointed with JR Season 2- it didn’t have the depth and breadth of season 1, and the antagonist wasn’t as good as Suleiman was. The run-and-gun action seems cribbed from a First Person Shooter game.

    I did like the Mike November character (Michael Kelley)- even if he’s merely HoC’s Doug Stamper in a lightly different wrapping. Hope he sticks around in S3 if Greer is indeed out after S2.

    The 40min episode length did bother me, even though S1’s episodes were similar length. The story didn’t have the epic feel of the first season.
     
  16. caslu

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    I enjoyed both seasons but felt the last episode of Season 2 went off the rails a bit, and was almost too unbelievable.
     
  17. caslu

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    In the 80s and 90s, 8 hours would have been a mini-series but this is the 21st century and now we can even have 2 or 3 episode seasons for some shows (Sherlock and Luther both come to mind). I'm all for it, if it makes for better pacing and storytelling.
     
  18. Hcour

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    I believe it was Abraham Lincoln that said "A man's legs should be just long enough to reach the ground and a tv series' season should be just enough episodes to tell the story."
     
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  19. crazywater

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    It may be called Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan but it's far from it. And what the hell happened to Cathy?
     
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    I'm only about half way through. Cathy being AWOL without any explanation whatsoever is very odd.

    I'm not a big fan of Wendell Pierce and especially as Greer. How does a guy who uses the f-word in every second sentence become Director of the CIA? (Yes, I know he's not there now but at this pace he will never get there)
     

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