I wasn't sure what to expect, but in the final third, I turned to my wife and said: "This would actually be a good TV show."
Ex-army cop and lawyer partnered up to fight dirty scumbags. Now on the USA Network. Or FX.
Jack Reacher, the film, has a quiet charm about it and some small bits of humour. I liked the vibe of it, kinda quirky and 80s with a bit of Law & Order thrown in, thus the realization that what we were watching was a long TV show.
Not too shabby, pleasantly surprised.