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Old 03-03-22, 10:00 AM
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Re: Reacher (Amazon) - based on the Lee Child novels - S: Alan Ritchson - premieres 2/4/22

I was bored last night and started this up.... finished this morning. I enjoyed the hell out of it and Roscoe was hella hot outside her police uniform. =)

Looking forward to a season 2.
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Re: Reacher (Amazon) - based on the Lee Child novels - S: Alan Ritchson - premieres 2/4/22

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Is anyone else bothered by how Reacher seems like he might be on the Autism spectrum? His overall demeanor is a bit concerning for someone that seems to understand and predict human behavior he is way too detached from personal relationships.

Also, my wife and I are distracted by how much he looks like Dexter on steroids. LMAO.

I like the show but I find the portrayal a little odd compared to how the books read to me and I've read a handful of the series books over the years.
Yes. the Dexter lookalike was something I noticed early on and never could really shake it. I remember Ritchson as Aquaman on Smallville and he wasn't a very good actor then, but I think he's improved a great deal with this role.

I've only finished 6 episodes so far, but I love this show. Roscoe is beautiful. It was also nice to see Kristen Kreuk again in a smaller role. I'm looking forward to watching the final two Season 1 episodes and then getting back into Bosch.
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My wife and I wrapped this up a couple of days ago. We both really liked it. I've only seen the first Cruise movie so didn't know much about him. Just put a hold on the first audiobook at the library (Overdrive) - 6 month wait on 13 copies. He is a physical force, but kind of weird he was getting beat by one of the littlest guys at the pool. I was wanting him to hurt KJ longer but en fuego is good way to kill him.
​​​​​​​So the wife and I finished the season last night. And to be honest, this was the only part of the series that we kind of rolled our eyes.

You have this giant man taking on some trained killers and other big baddies, but this tiny guy the same size as Roscoe, gives Reacher the biggest and most threatening fight of the season?
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Re: Reacher (Amazon) - based on the Lee Child novels - S: Alan Ritchson - premieres 2/4/22

Without having watched the show (I do not pay for Prime), there is a character in the John Grisham film adaption of The Pelican Brief (at least I believe this is the correct film to reference) that is very tiny yet is able to slip through the hands of folks who wanted to take him down. This character would do this crazy thing where he walks with purpose and his shoulders puffed out and is able to evade any hands that want to lay a finger on him. It is probably some martial arts thing but made the character pretty bad-ass and someone folks clearly underestimated.

ETA: Tried to find a youtube video clip but I just cannot finesse my search terms enough to pull up what I am looking for. I remember it clearly in my mind, and I believe this bad guy slips past some folks at a scene that takes place at a nightclub/bar.
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Re: Reacher (Amazon) - based on the Lee Child novels - S: Alan Ritchson - premieres 2/4/22

Amazon Prime Video’s Reacher will see a familiar face as Maria Sten returns for the action series’ second season.

Months after the streamer picked up the Alan Ritchson-fronted series for Season 2, Prime Video shared that Sten will reprise her role of Frances Neagley. Ritchson, who stars as Jack Reacher, revealed on Wednesday that the upcoming chapter seeks to cover Lee Child’s Bad Luck and Trouble, the 11th book in the Jack Reacher series. The first season was based on Child’s Killing Floor.

From writer and showrunner Nick Santora, the series follows Jack Reacher, a veteran military police investigator who has just recently entered civilian life. Reacher is a drifter, carrying no phone and the barest of essentials as he travels the country and explores the nation he once served. When Reacher arrives in the small town of Margrave, Georgia, he finds a community grappling with its first homicide in 20 years. The cops immediately arrest him, and eyewitnesses claim to place Reacher at the scene of the crime. While he works to prove his innocence, a deep-seated conspiracy begins to emerge, one that will require Reacher’s keen mind and hard-hitting fists to deal with. One thing above all is for sure: They picked the wrong guy to take the fall.

Here’s the logline for Reacher Season 2: “When the members of Reacher’s old military unit start turning up dead, Reacher has just one thing on his mind—revenge.” Season 2 is set to begin filming in the fall.
https://deadline.com/2022/05/reacher...le-1235027151/
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Re: Reacher (Amazon) - based on the Lee Child novels - S: Alan Ritchson - premieres 2/4/22

Good to see progress. My wife and I really enjoyed this a lot and it kind of came out of nowhere for us.

It’s less rare than it used to be, but this is definitely a case of the show being quite a bit better than the source material. After watching the first season, I decided to check out some of the books. They’re somewhat compelling in their formulaic plotting of the cases, similar to the several Dan Brown books I read, but holy hell is Lee Child a bland writer. I’ve never seen someone spend as many words to non-describe things. It feels like every fucking page is packed with statements like, ‘He wasn’t the brightest criminal Reacher had ever encountered, but he wasn’t the stupidest either,’ or ‘No one would claim she was beautiful, but they certainly wouldn’t call her ugly.’

He’s also really bad about having Reacher switch between being a walking encyclopedia and then being completely clueless about some common thing in a completely unrealistic way. And one of the novels has a bunch of weird casual misogyny from Reacher toward a female character and then seems to want to justify it by having her turn out to be the villain.

I’d probably classify both the show and books as equivalent to junk food, but the show is the kind you really like and look forward to indulging from time to time. The books are something you pick up for convenience and finish with a weird aftertaste, a bloated stomach and the guilty thought of ‘what about that was worth it?’
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Re: Reacher (Amazon) - based on the Lee Child novels - S: Alan Ritchson - premieres 2/4/22

My wife and I enjoyed the hell out of season one. I’m really excited for season 2!
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Re: Reacher (Amazon) - based on the Lee Child novels - S: Alan Ritchson - premieres 2/4/22

Season one is getting a Blu-ray release.
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Re: Reacher (Amazon) - based on the Lee Child novels - S: Alan Ritchson - premieres 2/4/22

Just saw something indicating they are filming now Looking forward to the next season.
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Re: Reacher (Amazon) - based on the Lee Child novels - S: Alan Ritchson - premieres 2/4/22

Any of the books have returning characters? Was hoping they could have had Roscoe and Finlay coming back. All 3 worked great together.
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Re: Reacher (Amazon) - based on the Lee Child novels - S: Alan Ritchson - premieres 2/4/22

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Any of the books have returning characters? Was hoping they could have had Roscoe and Finlay coming back. All 3 worked great together.
From what my dad told me - there are not too many, but Neagley is one of them.
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Re: Reacher (Amazon) - based on the Lee Child novels - S: Alan Ritchson - premieres 2/4/22

Yeah, Neagley and a few others--mostly people Reacher knew in the military.
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