Ozark is pretty good

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Knees go weak, and I swoon, underneath the pallid moon.
Praise the night, and praise the night!
The only time I feel alright.
It's trying a little too hard to set itself apart from Breaking Bad, by immediately making some decisions with the show's direction in the first two episodes that are strictly the opposite from what Walt would've done, and it becomes a little obvious that they don't want the show to be looked at as a BB clone.

There are some scenes that I watch and think to myself 'The Director wanted me to say, "Wow, this is brilliant." right here' instead of merely saying, "Wow, this is brilliant."

Overall it has a lot of strengths, and I'm looking forward to seeing Marty Byrde become the kingpin of Lake Ozark as he slowly buys up the whole town.

Unfortunately, one of the biggest weaknesses is Jason Bateman's acting. It isn't bad, and in fact, since he directs and produces the show, it is literally perfect for the character of Marty Byrde. His performance is strong and believable.

The problem is he always plays himself. Marty Byrde is, aside from the tone of a scene, indistinguishable from Michael Bluth. If I wasn't familiar with Bateman's career, this wouldn't be a problem at all, but the fact remains that every five minutes I half expect Will Arnett to glumly walk across the screen to The Sound of Silence.

I've only seen four episodes, so a score is pending, but thus far I can honestly recommend watching this show.
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I did it, felt really short but I'm assuming that's because I binge watched the shizzle out of it.


 
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Yea I watched the first ep and it was pretty good idk why I didn't follow through


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Knees go weak, and I swoon, underneath the pallid moon.
Praise the night, and praise the night!
The only time I feel alright.
okay they finally got me

the show has been getting progressively better
the s1 finale had a moment that was pure and raw
a message beyond words on paper


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Knees go weak, and I swoon, underneath the pallid moon.
Praise the night, and praise the night!
The only time I feel alright.
I wrote that post in the first five minutes of the episode
just finished it

it's feature length

it was pure kino
open to close pure fucking kino

even if the whole rest of the show had been utter garbage I would give it a second season on the finale, S1E10: The Toll