Show Review: Ozark

By Monique of Walk.Run.Repeat - September 21, 2017

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Netflix continues to impress me with its line-up of original shows. At the urging of my friend Kat, Hubby and I settled in this past weekend for a binge of the show, Ozark, starring Jason Bateman. If you want to peep the trailer, check it out below:

Here’s a quick synopsis:

Marty Byrde, a financial advisor, gets caught up in a money laundering scheme for his Mexican drug lord client, Del, along with his partner. Needless to say, things go South, the partner gets killed for helping another business swindle money from Del, and all hell breaks loose. To break even, Del tells Marty to get his money back ($8 million, mind you) or die. Uh ok, what’s there to even think about?
 Anyway, Marty tells Del about the Ozark mountains and how he can basically get the money back undetected and “clean” by investing in the businesses in the small resort town. Del agrees and Marty packs up his family and runs for the Ozarks. When he arrives, he realizes that swindling money in this sleepy town isn’t going to be as easy as he thinks. With a lake-based preacher, a cowboy-heroine supplier with a trigger-happy wife, a stripclub with some less-than-stellar talent and a couple of folks wanting to kill him, life definitely gets interesting for Marty and his family.

The show has already been renewed for a second season which is awesome. I also found it interesting that the show is actually shot here in Georgia at two of the local lakes. Side note: Georgia really booming with the movies right now. The soundtrack is dope, with some great beats and remixed tracks from artists such as Kanye West.

Much of the show is filmed with a hazy, grayish color but it doesn’t bother you much. In fact, it actually feeds into the mood of the show: dark, gritty and with a dark sense of humor. The sets are amazing, but more importantly, I love seeing the inter-character play. These characters have issues, y’all. I’m not talking about the “oh that’s odd”, it’s more like “she’s bat-shit crazy” type of issues LOL. It’s great seeing Jason Bateman maintain his wiry sense of humor that we know of him from back in the 80s and 90s. Come on, who can forget when he was in Teen Wolf Too? You also see a couple more familiar faces, and a bunch of new ones too.

Given what I’ve seen of the first season, the second season is going to be just as good if not better. Check it out on Netflix.  

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