Actor Chris Pratt, who has become a fan-favorite of many Americans, especially those who are right-of-center or just plain outright conservative, recently got folks hyped up as he teased the second season of his smash hit series, “The Terminal List,” going on to tell fans, “You ain’t ready” for what’s coming. I thoroughly enjoyed the first season and cannot wait to see what’s in store for viewers with the second installment.
According to The Daily Wire, the 44-year-old Hollywood star got on Instagram and shared a few pictures of his character, former Navy SEAL James Reece, sharing the caption, “One year ago today, we brought James Reece to your living room! The amount of love you all have for this show is overwhelming.”
You can see the Instagram post here.
The author of the novel the series is based on, Jack Carr, then dropped a comment on the post saying, “Thank you exceeding all expectations and CRUSHING IT!”
“In February, the “Guardians of the Galaxy” star shared the exciting news about the hit show’s second season when he posted a clip of his character sailing away to a new destination. In the video, Reece is on board the same boat from the end of the first season — hinting at a new mission after his character barely survived his last one, which started with the murder of members of his SEAL team and his family,” the DW report continued.
The camera tilts down to reveal a map that drops hints to where the character is headed. Reece holds the map with one hand and the camera then focuses on the location “Mozambique” and “NIASSA.”
The first season of the Amazon Prime show was a massive success, landing at number two on the Nielsen’s weekly Top 10 streaming ratings chart.
It’s particularly important for conservatives to support this kind of content because it features an actor and creative team — including Carr — that are trying to make entertainment of the highest quality while avoiding wokeness. We need to send a message to major studios that we want less blatant aggressive politicization and better quality stories.
This does not mean that creators can’t still slide messaging into the stories they tell. That’s impossible. A creators worldview, their values, tend to creep into their work whether they mean to or not. But quality stories do not need to be preachy to effectively communicate those messages. This goes for conservative content as well. Believe it or not, you can have a film or television series that is absolutely pro-America without it being propaganda.
“The Terminal List” is a great example. As is the Jack Reacher series, also on Prime. These shows focus on developing likable characters and riveting stories, buttressed by solid action that keep people wanting to watch more. The thematic content is layered in, so people have to actually engage their brain and think about what they are consuming for entertainment.
That’s the aim, folks. We want people to think for themselves, to learn how to engage with what they are watching or reading. The left wants to tell you WHAT to think instead of HOW to think. Groupthink. It’s deadly to a free society.