Ozark, with Jason Bateman starring and producing, is out now on Netflix, and it’s the best show to come out on streaming (so far) this summer. What seems at first like Bloodline redone, takes a turn for the better.
Marty Byrde (Bateman) is a money launderer for a Mexican cartel, but when his business steals from them he needs to find a way to make the money back in a hurry, or he and his family are going to head for the acid bucket.
The solution? Move to the Ozarks and start laundering money with a fresh crowd of people as the summer crowd visits the lake.
The show is innovative in its delivery, as each episode starts with the ‘O’ logo of “Ozark” filling it with little symbols spelling out ‘zark’, which foreshadow everything coming up in the episode.
From hillbilly neighbors to rundown hotels, and dive bars to Bobcats, the beautiful shores of the Ozarks.
Wendy Byrde (Laura Linney) brings out a real bad@$$ side to her character, reminding me at times of Abby Donovan (Paula Malcomson) of Ray Donovan.
This show is like crack, or more like heroin, and it’s so good that it’ll leave you wanting more. It also has its really dark scenes, from people getting hit by a garbage truck, to soaking body parts in acid, and heads exploding and dripping down the wall.
The one wasted episode was the flashback of Episode 8, where while providing good backstory doesn’t do much towards progressing the total storyline.
Gets a 9 out of 10, and should be added to your summer binge list.