Wow, it’s been quite a while since my last post! I apologize dear readers of my site as for the lack of new content. To be honest, mostly everything I’ve seen lately hasn’t been worth the words on a page. It’s useless filler going in one ear, and out the other. Especially with Netflix content. Nothing to dissect there, just your usual money laundering. But with this third season of Jack Ryan, and the ongoing current political climate, there is so much to be examined.
First off the bat, is yes, this new season is woke garbage despite some sites saying otherwise. Well, the story is anyways. The action delivers in spades with our titular hero going into active combat situations. Seems like they’ve forgotten the core of Jack Ryan, and that he is a nerd. Full stop. He sends operatives in, he does not go in himself. Clearly, John Krasinski is trying to shed the nerd role from his Office days — like his movie 13 Hours tried.
I think my favorite game I played while watching this was guessing how long it would take to mention Ukraine. It took 24 minutes into the first episode. Let the psy-ops begin! This entire season is American projection at its finest. The plot revolves around a rogue faction within the Russian Government trying to initiate a war between the US and Russia but wait, that’s actually just a twist so that a coup can occur. The reason the bad guy wants to do this is because, apparently, Russia was once feared by the entire world and they want that to be the case again by resurrecting the Soviet Union. BRO! Could US writers project any harder? If you look up the definition of projection, you’ll find the writers of Jack Ryan under it. Secondary, the plan of the bad guys is to disguise a nuke as an American missile so the media would think the US started it… I mean the US does that shit daily to other countries. Oh no, you bombed a children’s hospital, look how horrible X country are!
Other hilarious mistakes in the show include episode three, where a scope is presented on screen yet the rifle in question has no scope. Honestly, laughable. Any time a Russian character speaks, it’s in English. Even in their motherland. Is it too hard to have actors say their lines in Russian with some subtitles? Oh wait, right, you guys hate the Russians. How could I forget? It’s not like the show is trying to beat me over the head with it.
As for the acting itself, Krasinski has already established he can do action roles and he continues to excel in his role here. It was strange seeing James Cosmo playing an older Russian spymaster, he immediately stands out as definitely not Russian. Don’t get me wrong, he did a great job in this psy-ops show. Wendell Pierce continues to be good in his role as James Greer. And the rest of the cast were alright.
That final episode though was pure fluffing on behalf of the US Navy. Oh man, they love showing off in movies and TV. Those last few episodes felt like they were jerking off the military. Both Czech and US. Just deepthroating it down viewer’s throats. Did the showrunners enjoy getting that sweet paycheck each time they mentioned the Ukraine? Gotta love when you support corruption, centralized banking, and hating on the Russians.
To conclude, everyone involved in the production of this show, except for the actors and those that needed the money… Ok not everyone, just the writers and showrunners: politely, go fuck yourselves. Bringing in more hate into a world that needs less of it is not a good thing. If you really wanted to be polarizing, you’d have told a story about Jack Ryan finding out a certain corrupt country killed over 14k of their own citizens because they dared ask for independence, but with the twist being that those events have origins from much farther back in history. You’d have Jack finding that the cover-up leads back to the US and her allies revealing a horrible truth about the country that Jack serves. That Nazis never died, and are trying to get back to the old ways where they were feared by the entire world… Oh, shit.