TV - Movies
Why Amazon Prime
Video's The
Terminal List Has
Viewers So Divided
By CHRIS PEREZ
Based on a novel by former Navy SEAL Jack Carr, "The Terminal List" is an eight-episode revenge story told through the eyes of Lieutenant Commander James Reece, played by Chris Pratt. The series premiered on Amazon Prime Video on July 1, 2022, and it sparked both backlash and praise.
People on social media are torn over "The Terminal List" for its lack of realism and believability — and a ‘there’s a big conspiracy theory’ storyline, which many viewers feel is too thin and overused. One Redditor said, “It was a good show, but the writing felt lazy and predictable at times."
There have also been many things that people loved about the series — as long as you choose to not take it so seriously. Another Redditor said, "I don't think it deserves to be dogpiled by critics like it has been...Overall, the action is quite well choreographed and the show has some interesting shots in it.”