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Hollywood’s pre-eminent “good ‘ole Christian boy” Chris Pratt is—oh, what’s that? He says he’s “not a religious person?” Hmmm. Okay then, let’s start over…

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Hollywood’s pre-eminent “good ‘ole non-religious boy” Chris Pratt is starring in a new, Tom Clancy-ish action series called The Terminal List that premiered on Amazon Prime Video last week. If this is the first you’re hearing of it, you’re forgiven, because clearly this conspiracy-heavy military thriller hasn’t really been marketed to our demographic.

Here’s the trailer to get you up to speed:

Regardless of your feelings about Pratt, it’s surprising that a new series featuring one of our modern-day A-Listers (he’s a Guardian Of The Galaxy and a raptor-wrangler, after all) could drop with barely detectable buzz, especially when you consider The Terminal List stars other names like Friday Night Lights ‘ Taylor Kitsch and Hustlers‘ Constance Wu.

Notably, the series—adapted from a novel by former Navy SEAL sniper Jack Carr—has been trashed by critics. Amidst the hubbub of “the people’s Chris,” a number of reviews dropped that ranged from bored indifference to scorching hot, cast-iron pans. Just to show you what we’re talking about, here’s a few of the juiciest:

The Hollywood Reporter had a little fun with the summer season, comparing The Terminal List to a burger patty that’s “been left on the grill for so long that the result is dry and tasteless.” OOF! “It’s the entertainment equivalent of a charred hockey puck, with the same limited range of flavor and aesthetics.” Ouch!

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Right in its headline, Variety notes Pratt is “charisma-free” in this “military vanity project.” The critic sums the series up as “a dour, miserable sit, one that would be tough to take as a two-hour film, and has been inexplicably ‘roided up to eight hours.”

And then there’s The Daily Beast, which didn’t hold back, dubbing The Terminal List an “unhinged right-wing revenge fantasy.” The writer calls out its “red-state” pandering with “routine references to beer, guns, country music, and hunting.”

Naturally, it’s call-outs like these that have right-wingers eager to champion Pratt and the series. It’s not “for” the “media elite”—who they always like to paint as wealthy, out-of-touch, liberal-agenda pushers. It’s for “real Americans.” Carr, the author of the source novel, even said it himself:

In the arena? Oh, please.

Anyway, if those reviews didn’t turn you off to The Terminal List, then how about this: It’s been endorsed by bleach-blonde troll and noted anti-LGBTQ hypocrite, Tomi Lahren. She says the series is “crushing all the woke bullsh*t,” ominously noting “the silent majority is watching.”

And that’s just the thing: Like Lahren’s praise, the few positive reactions to The Terminal List that you can find online don’t have all that much to say, except to call it “bad*ss” and hail it for being “non-woke.” The prevailing right-wing talking point here is that “critics hate the series, so, therefore, it must be good.”

Here are just a few other examples of the backwards logic:

Anyway, we’d like to go back in time an hour or so—back when we didn’t even know this show existed.

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