Show Review – The Terminal List

The Terminal List

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Amazon Original – The Terminal List

Show Description:

Navy SEAL Commander James Reece turns to vengeance as he investigates the mysterious forces behind the murder of his entire platoon. Free from the military’s command structure, Reece applies the lessons he’s learned from nearly two decades of warfare to hunt down the people responsible.

My Take:

SK Show Review - Terminal List

Formulaic plot, engaging at points, but not as riveting as competitors.

I generally like movies, shows, books, and stories like this. I actually enjoy the two Jack Reacher movies with Tom Cruise and REALLY like the Jack Reacher series on Amazon. The Jack Ryan movies and series is hit or miss for me, but I don’t dislike them. I like the James Bond movies and a couple of the Mission Impossible movies. All this to say that I have some expectations when I go into these stories.

For The Terminal List, it fully followed the typical plot structure/story line of this type of movie, which is….fine. I wouldn’t expect a lot different. However, this one just wasn’t as good as most of the others I listed. I was paying attention to most of the episodes, but I missed much of an episode while making dinner and didn’t really miss anything or get lost in the plotline. So, take that for what you will.

Several traumatic events create the “need” for vengeance. Watch with caution after reading CWs.

As mentioned, this story follows a pretty formulaic plot structure, so the first episode includes a lot of trauma and drama on the main character to establish his reasoning for the rest of the series.

SK Caution Words for the whole series:
Drinking – sometimes to excess
Drug use – not for recreational use
Light Torture – part of the vengeance
Military insertion reenactment – I turned to My Husband at one point and said, “It’s like we’re watching someone play Call of Duty.” Could be disorienting to watch.
Murder – throughout the entire series, with a lot of gunfire and blood splatter
PTSD – discussed often throughout the series Suicide – several instances of actual (not shown) or dialogue

The Final Verdict

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My rating: 3 stars

Would I recommend? Eh…

This series is fine, when aware of triggers,
but not as good as other options.

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