Finally, after so many screen versions of Jack Ryan, they've got it right. This is what we've all been waiting for. The show is slick, glossy, grown-up, and extremely well made. The casting is perfect. The cinematography is outstanding. The writing is spot-on. The action sequences are masterfully directed. Nothing feels dumbed-down. Nothing feels censored. Nothing about it is insulting to the audience's intelligence. It is a perfectly balanced blend of all the right ingredients, with nothing missing and nothing overdone. And, crucially, it is filmed at suitable locations outside the narrow confines of LA or NY, so it feels suitably global and has appropriately high production values.
If they had done it on the cheap, it would have been an insult to the audience, and the quality of the show would have suffered fatally. As it is, however, they spent the money and put it all up there on the screen. Bravo!
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