Jack Ryan (2018– )
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Jack's moral code is tested when he and Greer use a Turkish criminal to help them track down a high-value target who may be able to lead them to Suleiman. Hanin tries to evade her pursuers ... See full summary »

Director:

Carlton Cuse

Writers:

Patrick Aison (story by), Patrick Aison (teleplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
John Krasinski ... Jack Ryan
Wendell Pierce ... James Greer
Abbie Cornish ... Cathy Mueller
Ali Suliman ... Suleiman
Dina Shihabi ... Hanin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Numan Acar ... Tony
Nadia Affolter ... Sara
Arpy Ayvazian ... Rama
Jonathan Bailey ... Lance Miller
Adam Bernett ... Patrick Klinghoffer
Natalie Brown ... Rebecca
Mahdi Chalkhaoui Mahdi Chalkhaoui ... Syrian Boy
Mostafa El Houari Mostafa El Houari ... Servet
Amir El-Masry ... Ibrahim
Rania Ettaki ... Reem
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Jack's moral code is tested when he and Greer use a Turkish criminal to help them track down a high-value target who may be able to lead them to Suleiman. Hanin tries to evade her pursuers and keep her daughters safe. Cathy investigates an outbreak of a virulent form of Ebola that may point to something more ominous.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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31 August 2018 (USA) See more »

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The airplane carrying Jack and Greer into Adana Airport is a Gulfstream G200. It is one of only 250 G200 jets ever produced and seats a maximum of 10 passengers. See more »

Goofs

They terrorists are shown digging up the body of an Ebola victim in Liberia to harvest the virus for future use. First, the virus only remains viable in the body for a week, therefore they would've had to exhume it before then, second, the Ebola victims in Liberia were burned, not buried to prevent potential spread of the virus. See more »

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Eh Mane Ah
Written by Janka Nabay
Performed by Janka Nabay
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your thick skull..
1 September 2018 | by merelyaninnuendoSee all my reviews

Jack Ryan

Jack Ryan is a character driven political thriller about a CIA Analyst who worked behind a desk, is apparently now cornered on a field mission when the relationship among nations are under threat.

Recreating the character on screen, Cuse and Roland, the creators, have managed to live up to the expectation, if not excel, with a much more busier bubble than previously this iconic character received. Cuse and Roland; the writers of the entire structure of the season had the heart in the right place, with a mature story line and elaborated projects that is chewed in appropriately.

But the subjective procedure and inputs from various writers and directors, blending in, overpowers the taste and leaves things bit under-cooked. The art design should deserve the well earned applause on pulling off such complex and practical sequences that easily makes you cringe on your seat.

The background score is decent, the sound effects are sharp and not unnecessarily loud, the action or chase sequences are well choreographed and performed, if not executed, with a decent cinematography and camera work that offers palpable poignant environment.

The performance objective, is left short in here and is something that may grow like a hazardous virus as it ages on screen, since no supporting cast is helping the protagonist Krasinski, which literally makes it feel like a one-man job.

It is basically a game of ping-pong, but is done with such finesse that it is thoroughly entertaining and if not anything the attempt to reach for a higher ideal is definitely appreciative. The writers offers a definite closure in each episode which is always adequate and shows sign of its mature perspective.

The weakest link of the entire series would be its love track that just doesn't fit, no matter how much the writers attempt to fluently install it in, it doesn't work and the reason to that is also it being short on editing which is daft at certain point.

The weaving of the structure is so transparent that even audience can see the steps falling in pieces in front of it. Few one-liners, a knack for saying the last word in a conversation, elaborative script and Krasinski at the heart of it are the high points of the series.

Season 01

For an introductory act, it is far better than we usually get, but the expectations are higher and since it shows potential every now and then in storytelling, it aches to see when it shucks it away, by being obliged to its commercial aspect.

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The rudimentary process can be difficult to survive but the closure it attains to character's perspective is not only mature but somehow entertaining on a glorifying scale.


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