I have been seeing previews for Amazon's Jack Ryan since maybe one year ago. I mean talk about build up. I kept thinking over the countless previews, this better be good. I am a huge John Kransinski fan and I loved his action role as a soldier in 13 Hours. It was believable. Jim Halper can be an action star.
Finally, after all the hype, I was able to see the first episode a couple nights ago. At first, it seemed like any regular warfare and ops over in the Middle East we see from many movies. About a third of the way in, I was hooked. This show gives you breadcrumbs to follow which can be quite interesting to figure out. Check it out on Amazon.