Almost a month after it’s initial release on Netflix, I still find myself thinking about Ozark. It’s not too often that you come across a show that is both addicting and well-written. Ozark hits the mark in a lot of areas. In fact, it’s hard to find anything really wrong with the show. With that said, I’m not looking forward to a Season 2 renewal of the show. I’d like at least three more. We may have just found our next Breaking Bad.
[**WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS FOR OZARK SEASON 1 BELOW!]
If you haven’t watched it yet, you need to know that this is a complex show. There isn’t an overwhelming number of characters, but the characters that are in it are diverse and a little crazy! It’s that kind of crazy where you can’t wait to see what they are going to do next. Just when I thought things were going to end up a certain way, my mind was blown, and so was major character, Del’s, brains. Played by, Esai Morales, Del was an interesting villain to watch. I would have never expected him to die in the first season.
Moving forward, I need to pay some special attention to Marty Byrde’s character played by Jason Bateman. He is easily the number one reason to watch the show. During the first episode we see Marty with a gun to his head, his life flashing before his eyes. He remembers the moment his children were playing on a trampoline. He was lying in the grass underneath watching them, while his wife stood close by. The finale ends with him lying on a trampoline…and well…I won’t spoil how things end up. I will say that I found the full circle feeling that the finale gave to be so satisfying. The writers deserve a round of applause.
So, what’s in store for Season 2? Well, we are still waiting for that. However, Indiewire sat down with Jason Bateman to talk about his thoughts:
Obviously, there’s the opportunity for Marty to work very closely with the Snells and with Ruth. He’s got $50 million to wash now instead of $8 million. These huge escalations are going to present more complications and higher stakes for him. We’ve got the riverboat casino and probably some bureaucratic and civic challenges [associated with its operation]. We’re going to have some bad guys that are probably wearing ties next year as opposed to blue jeans. He might spend a little time up in St. Louis or Kansas City in pursuing some of these bigger deals that he’s going to need to accomplish to get this bigger number washed.
I can’t wait to see how things turn out and hope they give us some news about a renewal soon!
Season 1 of Ozark is now streaming on Netflix.
Christine Marie Attardo is a 28 year old writer, poet, and all around creative human. She loves all things nerdy and Gail Simone related. When she’s not writing, you can find her nose in a book or her face glued to her computer screen playing video games. Chat with her on Twitter @AWritersWay.