“The Terminal List,” an Amazon Prime Video series starring and produced by Christian actor Chris Pratt, is the second-most watched streaming show in the United States.
Despite mixed reviews from critics, audiences have eaten up the series, which follows a PTSD-stricken Navy SEAL attempting to uncover a vast government conspiracy.
Some critics have attempted to frame “The Terminal List” as right-wing propaganda, with an article from the left-wing Daily Beast going so far as to call it “an Unhinged Right-Wing Revenge Fantasy.”
Chris Pratt’s “The Terminal List” is shooting up the rankings with 1.6 billion minutes streamed in just one week.
Yet again, there appears to be a big disconnect between the critics (40% on Rotten Tomatoes) and the fans (94% on Rotten Tomatoes). pic.twitter.com/p0Nfnj5sKO
— Michael Austin (@mikeswriting) August 8, 2022
For the week of July 4-10, “The Terminal List” ranked second in terms of minutes streamed in the United States.
The critic-review aggregate score for “The Terminal List” on Rotten Tomatoes stands at a mere 40 percent.
It appears that this has had no effect on audience enjoyment, however. Rotten Tomatoes’ aggregate audience score for the series stands at an outstanding 94 percent.
Both Pratt and Jack Carr, the author of the novel on which “The Terminal List” is based, have made it clear: The show wasn’t made for reviewers.
“We didn’t make THE TERMINAL LIST for critics,” Carr tweeted on Aug. 7. “We made it for those in the arena.”
— Jack Carr (@JackCarrUSA) August 7, 2022
— The Terminal List (@TerminalListPV) July 13, 2022
First, the actor shared a report of the show’s success that said it “defies woke critics.”
He followed that up with a meme of Doctor Evil from the “Austin Powers” series of films, noting in jest that, despite these reviews, the show had racked up roughly 1.6 billion minutes viewed.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.