Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan: Season Three
review by Bobby Blakey
Over the years there have been numerous actors taking on the mantle of Jack Ryan including Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine. Like them or not, each has brought their own special something to the role. In 2018 John Krasinski stepped into the role for the Amazon exclusive series Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan co-starring Wendell Pierce and new additions in season two including Michael Kelly, Tom Wlaschiha, Noomi Rapace, Jordi Molla, and Cristina Umaña. Could the third season up the game to keep this series working or will it fail to capture its intended target?
Jack Ryan follows CIA analyst Jack Ryan who stumbles upon a suspicious series of bank transfers where his search for answers pulls him from the safety of his desk job and catapults him into a deadly game of cat and mouse throughout Europe and the Middle East, with a rising terrorist figurehead preparing for a massive attack against the U.S. and her allies. In Season 3 Jack races against time and across Europe to stop a rogue faction within the Russian government from restoring the Soviet Empire and starting World War III.
Initially it took a little bit for me to get into the first season, but ended up all in and loved it and the second season was just as good. I dived right in to this new season hoping for more action and intrigue and was not disappointed. Much like the previous seasons, there are numerous elements we get to see moving here without it ever feeling bogged down. Krasinski is great in this role and gets to feel more at home with the action and tension this time around. He continues to be great in the role and gets to get in on more and more action every season. Here he is once again all in and ready to dive right in showing an evolution to
the character that continues with each seasons. Pierce has another interesting arc this time around that adds even more depth to his character and even more danger for them all.
As much action as there was in the first two seasons this one continues to bring it and amp the action up. The multilayered stories here are not too far off things you have seen before in this genre, but getting to let the story build and not rush it along with the perfection in execution takes this series to the next level. I thought this was an even better season than the previous one that was already excellent. It felt even more packed with action, twists and turns and character drama to get you even more invested in these characters than before.
I know it was announced that the fourth season will be the last, so I am hoping they really go out strong and this season is keeping with that hope. Grab your copy of Jack Ryan: Season Three available now on Blu-ray and DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment.