Here we tell you why new release, Ozark, is just another reason why Netflix is getting it so right at the moment.
A Chicago-based financial advisor secretly relocates his family to the Missouri Ozarks when his dealings with a drug cartel go awry. (Copy and pasted that from IMDB. Points for originality.)
Why We Like It:
1. Jason Bateman continues to surprise as he steps away from the old characters of days past – the highly strung, funny, average Joe type – as he impressively documents the evolution from loving family man and Financial Advisor to cold sociopathic Money Launderer/badass.
2. Despite the fact they have to liquidate all of their assets, the Byrde’s are still able to wiggle their way in to breathtaking lakeside architectural dream of a house. The writers waste no time working out how to explain this one – “Just put a dying guy in the basement, that makes sense.”
3. It’s bleak and eery. The storyline is disjointed, characters are often unrelatable. But because of this, something about it feels real. Much more so though than its genre counterparts.
4. It gets full marks for character development. The son who guts animals. The not-so-typical teenage daughter. The thieving redneck blonde bombshell. Laura Linney’s character, the perfect juxtaposition of unhappy housewife versus badass force to be reckoned with.
Give it a watch. Let us know what you think!