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: 21

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User Ratings: 362
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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 Uma?a
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 (21) | 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…

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…

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…

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…

Fans are going to be pleased with the latest adventure to come from Jack Ryan. It's everything anyone could want out of the genre the show lives within.

Oct 31, 2019 | 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…

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…

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

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

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

  • 42m ago
    I was really looking forward to Season 2 because I enjoyed Season 1 so much. But I must say this wasn't very good, just didn't feel like Jack Ryan
  • 2h ago
    Season 1 was imperfect, but had enough character development and good acting to carry the thin plot. Season 2, on the other hand, is a total mess. The plot continually twists itself into a pretzel in order to accommodate yet another Michael Bey-induced fireworks display. By the time you get to the middle of the season, everything and everyone—particularly ordinary Venezuelan people—is expendable.
  • 4h ago
    It's brings us the thrills and gives glimpse of how world politics works. Must watch. Binged it.
  • 4h ago
    Season 2 relies on a few too many cliches, telegraphs its movements and has some pretty significant pacing problems, but all in all, it's another solid outing.
  • 6h ago
    The acting was great, the sets and production was amazing, but the writing was dismal. It was predictable, and things seemed to happened without much reasoning.
  • 10h ago
    I think this show is very well produced and over all high quality across the board. It is very cool how it is as close to real-time world events as a show of this kind can be. Well done.
  • 11h ago
    Not as good as the first season but watchable. Story didn't have enough dimension.
  • 15h ago
    Its sooooo good! Must watch
  • 17h ago
    I liked season 1, but this was sheer idiocy. Imagine if Tom Clancy reimagined the Soviet Union as a Right Wing dictatorship? That's what the "writers" have done here, changing Venezuela from its current status as the ultimate end-point of Socialism to a country run by a boisterous "right wing" general who is running for reelection against Left-wing social-justice activist. It's surprising they did not give the evil general a Twitter account. If the show creators felt compelled to service their own political agenda, they could have picked an actual example of Right Wing extremism rather than exploiting a real-world tragedy. Beyond this, there are implausible situations galore. Our poor hero Ryan now appears more like an unhinged, bloodthirsty maniac compared to the whip-smart analyst who reluctantly could spring into action and handle things if the situation required. It is generic action TV garbage. Don't waste your time.
  • 17h ago
    not as good as first - especially end episode. All felt a bit outdated

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