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The Terminal List creator says critics hate the series because 'woke stuff isn't shoved into it'

The Terminal List creator says critics hate the series because 'woke stuff isn't shoved into it'

Jack Carr says he didn't make the show for critics and says it can appeal to everyone.

The creator of The Terminal List has hit back against allegations his series promotes the right side of politics.

Since it landed on Prime Video last month, the series has been met with mixed reviews.

For example, critics on Rotten Tomatoes have given it a score of just 39 per cent while fans have scored it a whopping 94 percent.

It seems like critics have been saying the series it a bit 'hoo rah' and panders to right-wing viewers.

The show is based off a book written by former Navy SEAL Jack Carr, who told Fox News that The Terminal List isn't intended for any particular fan.

“We don’t mention right, left, conservative, liberal, none of those things are even mentioned,” Carr said.

"But [critics] see an American flag and they get upset.

"Or they see someone who is competent with weapons and has a certain mindset and holds those in power accountable for their actions and they just kind of lose it a little bit.”

He added: "We didn’t make it for critics.

“What’s important to me and to Chris Pratt was that we made something that would speak to those members of the military who went down range over the last 20 years so they could sit down and say, ‘These guys put in the work and made a show that speaks to me.'”

The show sees Chris Pratt star as James Reece, a Navy SEAL suffering with memory problems.

After his entire platoon is ambushed, he returns home but struggles to deal with the grief and guilt regarding his own culpability.

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However, he soon discovers that dark forces have been working against him, endangering not only his life but the lives of those he loves, and tries to uncover the truth.

Pratt has also responded to the furore around the show.

In a short Instagram story, the 43-year-old put up a picture of Mike Myers as Dr Evil, with the caption 'One point six BILLLLLLLLION minutes' - highlighting that viewers had watched 1.6 billion minutes of the show in the month its been out.

In addition, Pratt shared an article on the series from the Daily Mail, with the actor drawing people's attention to the line 'Chris Pratt's new Navy Thriller The Terminal List defies woke critics'.

Alongside shooting the Amazon series, Pratt has also been busy filming several big screen projects, with the actor set to return for the new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 movie that is slated for release early next year.

The Terminal List is available to stream on Prime Video.

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Topics: TV and Film, Chris Pratt