Jack Ryan: Season Two

Russia? China? Afghanistan? Iran? North Korea? Which country does the United States feel is its biggest threat? It is probably one of those, but we cannot forget Venezuela. A country going through a humanitarian crisis and instability despite the fact that it is rich in oil. Why? You gotta know that there is some funky stuff going on there.

Where there is funky stuff usually you can be sure the U.S. is not far behind. Meaning they will stick their nose in most anywhere believing themselves to be the guardians or maybe even overlords of the entire planet. So when the trouble starts in Venezuela they become involved.

CIA analyst Jack Ryan (played by John Krazinski) is also part of the danger. Actually he is the guy who has sussed it out. Once again he has followed the money trail and to his highly trained nose something smells mighty fishy.

Some illegal arms dealings is thought to be going on deep in the jungles of Venezuela and it becomes clear that President Nicolas Reyes (played by Jordi Molla), who in the midst of a reelection campaign, is somehow involved.

As they are drawn together again, Ryan and Agent James Greer (played by Wendell Pierce) work the case together despite the fact that their own agency and government does not want them to. Ryan is especially determinded about getting to the bottom of things when his friend is killed. What he and Greer do from now on is going to be off book.

Ryan, who is still not sure he can trust her, is working with military consultant or spy Harriet Bauman (played by Noomi Rapace) as she seems to be after the same people as him. While Greer teams up with the woman running against Reyes for the presidency, Gloria Bonalde (Cristina Umana).

While this is not a series which is going to blow your socks off, it is one that is solidly entertaining. Kinda in the style of those old school spy films or series. Though there are plenty of modern day gadgets and tech involved here.

Sometimes they do try to stuff in a little too much with the aim of being clever and keeping you guessing. It just gets a little messy at times but still gripping for the most part.

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