‘Reacher‘ is an action crime thriller for Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service developed by Nick Santora and based on the novels by Lee Child, specifically his debut The Killing Floor. The show is produced by Skydance Television, Paramount Television Studios, and Amazon Studios.
Jack Reacher (Alan Ritchson) arrives in the town of Margrave, Georgia on the tip that a famous Jazz musician went there. He is immediately arrested under suspicion of committing murder. Police Captain Oscar Finlay (Malcolm Goodwin) and officer Roscoe Conklin (Willa Fitzgerald) investigate the murders and clear Reacher soon after another body is found. Mayor Grover Teale (Bruce McGill) appoints himself as police chief and takes control of the investigation. Reacher prepares to leave, but after discovering his brother Joe is one of the victims, he decides to stay and enlists his old military friend Frances Neagley (Maria Sten) to help exact revenge on the corrupt town.
All I can say is that I truly enjoyed this show. The characters were a bit bland, but they were still compelling. Reacher was played excellently by Ritchson who has clearly dedicated to the role as a rogue drifter. Goodwin was good as the straight-laced city cop who is trying to help the small town. Fitgerald was a great addition and brought some grounding to the series.
The story arc was pretty good too. It had some cool twists and turns. What starts as a small-town crime turns into a vast conspiracy that pulls you in. I also liked the action. It was not styled or fancy but had a rawness to it that I appreciated for the tone of the show. I was happy to hear it got renewed for a second season as I think it has a good thing going on.
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PARENTAL CONCERNS: Strong foul language, Bloody violence, Sexual content
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