Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan: Season 2 (2019)

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Jack Ryan's second season is both more refined and more predictable, doubling down on its espionage set-pieces while toning down its titular character's moral complexities to create a more straight-forward spy show.

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Critic Ratings: 22

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User Ratings: 454
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Air date: Oct 31, 2019
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Air date: Oct 31, 2019
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Tv Season Info

After tracking a potentially suspicious shipment of illegal arms in the Venezuelan jungle, CIA Officer Jack Ryan heads to South America to investigate. Jack's actions threaten to uncover a far-reaching conspiracy, leading him and his fellow operatives on a mission spanning the globe.

Cast

John Krasinski
as Jack Ryan
Abbie Cornish
as Cathy Muller
Wendell Pierce
as James Greer
Ali Suliman
as Suleiman
Michael Kelly
as Mike November
Jordi Molla
as Nicolás Reyes
Tom Wlaschiha
as Max Schenkel
Cristina Umaña
as Gloria Bonalde
Francisco Denis
as Miguel Ubarri
Jovan Adepo
as Marcus Bishop
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Critic Reviews for Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Season 2

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (4)

Offering respite from today's political stridency, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan serves up something reassuringly nostalgic: a conservatism that isn't just quietly confident, but unabashedly idealistic.

Oct 30, 2019 | Full Review…
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Even though the character itself has evolved in recent years... the second season still lands with more dissonance because of the very aspect that should make the character feel more relevant -- that is, its proximity to reality.

Nov 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Krasinski is clearly having a good time in this show.

Nov 5, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's a strong, appealing cast and an entertaining story - the same successful formula as the first season and a welcome return visitor to the living room.

Nov 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Where season one felt like everyone was either "good" or "bad," Season 2 does a superb job of leaving everyone in the gray.

Nov 4, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Sure, season 2 marginally improves on each weak front from season 1, but Jack Ryan doesn't go far enough to establish itself as a show worth watching in today's crowded TV environment.

Nov 3, 2019 | Full Review…

One wishes that more attention was paid to the script itself, ironing out character motivations, not building in complexity for complexity's sake, and growing Jack Ryan from a gritty upstart to more of a seasoned pro.

Nov 11, 2019 | Full Review…

A capable and expertly cast John Krasinski completes Ryan's transformation from bookish sheep to ravenous, calculated wolf.

Oct 31, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Jack Ryan Season 2 jettisons some of what made Season 1 work in exchange for a slower pace and, unfortunately, far less interesting narrative.

Nov 5, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Jack Ryan Season 2 is an easy binge, but its underdeveloped characters and underwhelming narrative are hard to ignore.

Nov 1, 2019 | Rating: 6.8/10 | Full Review…

It certainly does seem that show runners Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland have made a conscious decision to cut loose some of Jack's complexities, and to try to frame him as a more conventional, straight-up action hero.

Nov 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Opting for a more political storyline, it's hard not to compare it to predecessors Homeland and 24, which are unfortunately much more gripping.

Nov 2, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan: Season 2

  • 13h ago
    First lets admit there are giant plot holes. I didn't read the books so I assume it's directorial issues. That and John Krasinski in the lead trying to be bad ass didn't work. But then I realized casting John was like casting Fozzie Bear as Jack Ryan. OMG this changed everything. Fozzie as jack. Dr. Bunsen Honeydew as Greer and Kermit as Mike November. God this was so much more entertaining when you changed them all to random Muppet's. Then the plot holes don't matter. The action scenes are much more fun. Now the muppets need to be a little more manga to be real life but this really entertaining it like this.
  • 16h ago
    This was horrible. B movie script with. Pretty good production
  • 17h ago
    Boring propaganda. I really liked the first season, but they turned this into veiled propaganda against Venezuela, without any of the interesting plot twists of the first season. This was Gung-ho, jingoism from the start.
  • 20h ago
    Meh. Definitely not as enjoyable as Season 1. Ryan's character completely changed from season 1, and the absence of details on what happened to land him in his job position at the start of the season (a position I'm still not completely sure I understand even after watching the finale) definitely hindered, not helped, the show. Ryan goes from data analyst to vengeful combat-seeker - first season he attempted to avoid being in the field or having a weapon, second season he's firing saws, throwing grenades, and butt-stroking enemy soldiers who have surrendered (at the jungle camp). He also is way too easily swayed/lured by Harrie - he was bashful with Cathy the season before, now he's looking to score on his very serious visit to Venezuela? Come on Hollywood, not every hero has to be a lady killer. I don't feel like the S2 Ryan matched up well with my view of Jack Ryan from S1 or the books, but its been a few years since I read any of them so perhaps I'm misremembering?? The Mike November character ended up being a pretty good addition, although I don't know how many section chiefs would be able to pull off combat like that in the real world...
  • 22h ago
    Well acted. Great camera work. Scenario is déjà vu. Same issue as with season 1 where the ending comes too rushed - although not as rushed as season 1. Where is Cathy? Weren't they having "something special" (quote from season 1). Someone wrote not worthy considering the amount of offering out there. True. It just is that I am a fan, otherwise would probably not watch.
  • 1d ago
    I very much enjoyed season 1. It was was well-paced, intelligent, and entertaining. Season 2 completely dropped the ball. It was just silly. The writers also whitewashed the atrocities of the Venezuelan socialist govt by making them into a right-wing dictatorship. This didn't help the storyline at all so it comes across more as propaganda than entertainment.
  • 2d ago
    The Keystone Cops do CIA regime change on a cliche villain for silly reasons.It got goofier as went along.I am trying to finish just to see if it could get worse but haven't had the fortitude.
  • 2d ago
    5 minutes into the first episode and we're hearing how Venezuala was ruined by right-wing "Nationalists" without a word about Socialism or Communism. But it's okay....because the fictional "Social Justice" candidate can save it. Barf.
  • 2d ago
    Meh, it passed the time. Sick of reading all those Spanish subtitles btw.
  • 2d ago
    I liked the first season a bit more than the second. Although it was definitely entertaining and had good insight to current events. I do like John K's performance as usual just though it was slow. I think Gloria should have gotten kidnapped or something her part seemed stale to me. I could help but realize I was waiting for the story to switch back to another storyline whenever her storyline came up.

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