REACHER is everything you desire in a fast-paced, action/thriller/murder mystery series. It is based on Lee Child’s hero character Jack Reacher (Alan Ritchson), but please, just call him REACHER.
REACHER is “not a vagrant. He’s a hobo” who travels from town to town with only the clothes on his back and a toothbrush in his pocket. He is one fine specimen of a man… 6‘5” tall and has enough muscles to make every woman drool. All I have to say is, “What a hunk!” The added delight to REACHER is his brilliance at solving crimes and understanding all the nuances, flaws, and traits of those around him. He is a criminal profiler who can keep the action going from one head-butt to the next (Not to mention his left hook).
“A hundred thousand years ago, there were two types of people. Those who stayed around together by the flame, and those who wandered. I am pretty sure I am a direct descendent of those who wandered.” His mother always said, “It takes bravery to do the right thing.” REACHER will, in the end, “do what’s right.”
REACHER is surrounded by a phenomenal ensemble that will keep you guessing throughout the entire series. The cast looked ordinary. This is important to me since I enjoy watching believable actors who look the part. There was only one exception of Oscar Finley (Malcolm Goodwin), who likes his tweed suits. I loved the sarcastic, one-line zingers that put a smirk on my face while watching some bad guy being brutally killed. The fight scenes were outrageous. There were more over-the-top deaths than I could count. Gratuitous nudity was just right for all genders, and the cursing was kept to a minimum with humorous asides. Quite frankly, it was creatively written while keeping true to Child’s first book. It was a quick ride to Margrave, Georgia, a town I never want to visit again, except to sample some peach pie.
REACHER is available to stream on AMAZON PRIME. Be sure to check him out.