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REVIEW: Reacher, Amazon original

 

Having long been a fan of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher books, I came late to this show. I clicked on Episode 1 with my fingers crossed. Wow! The entire series is fabulous! From a well-executed tight story to the superb fight choreography (warning, the series is violent) and most of all, the excellent casting of Jack Reacher. This is how I imagined the big, strong, physical Jack Reacher — calm, hyper-focused, highly intelligent, and silent until words are required. I also loved Reacher’s romance with Roscoe in Season 1, who may be petite but a great match for Reacher when it comes to toughness and fearlessness.

It’s hard to decide which of the two seasons is better. I think I may like the second even more. When members of his old unit in the military are killed, he gathers up the remaining men and women of his unit to get to the bottom of things. Reacher and his team are highly effective at seeking revenge. Again, a nice touch of romance with one of the members of his team who takes the initiative.

Alan Ritchson hits a home run as Reacher, and I look forward to many more seasons of this series. 10 Stars!!!