Viewers Raving About New Chris Pratt Action Series On Amazon Prime
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Chris Pratt’s new Amazon Prime series The Terminal List has gone down a treat with viewers and currently has an average audience score of 93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Watch the series' trailer below:
Based on the 2018 novel of the same name by Jack Carr, The Terminal List sees Pratt star as Navy SEAL James Reece. Pratt also executive produces the eight-episode show, which follows Reece’s return home to his family after his platoon’s covert mission is ambushed.
However, although The Terminal List scored high with viewers, the same can’t be said for critics, with the Pratt-fronted series only earning a measly score of 37 percent on the review-aggregation site.
That didn’t stop fans gushing about the show though, with one person writing on Rotten Tomatoes: “Great series. Don’t listen to the ‘professional critics’. If you are looking for action with a great cast, this show is for you.”
A second person wrote: “The series was absolutely fantastic! Chris Pratt was incredible, including the rest of cast!” while a third added: “The storyline and acting is excellent. I don't know what the critics are thinking - idiots.”
“Another case of check with the audience over the critics. If you're looking for a solid action series, look no further,” penned a fourth viewer, with a fifth echoing: “The Terminal List is an OUTSTANDING military show, up there with The Unit & Seal Team. Screw the ‘reviewers’.”
But scathing reviews from critics flooded the web after The Terminal List’s release, with The Guardian’s Benjamin Lee slapping the show with a one-star review and writing: “It's a passion project for Pratt, who hasn't been shy about his military obsession, but you would not know from watching the actor giving arguably his laziest performance to date, lethargically shuffling through scenes like he's just here for the cast.”
Meanwhile, Nick Schager wrote in his Daily Beast review that the show ‘panders to male red-state viewers with routine references to beer, guns, country music, and hunting’ while Daniel D'Addario called The Terminal List ‘a dour, miserable sit, one that would be tough to take as a two-hour film, and has been inexplicably roided up to eight hours’ in Variety.
Having completed missions such as the assassination of Osama Bin Laden and the rescue of Captain Phillips, SEALs are a common feature when it comes to military-themed movies and TV shows with productions such as American Sniper and Zero Dark Thirty captivating viewers, but not necessarily critics.