“Their last resort.” A clever tagline for a show that keeps painting its main characters into a corner. It isn’t enough that the Byrde family had to flee Chicago to save their lives from Mexican Cartel lord Del Rio; their arrival at the Ozarks got them more drama than they could handle.The bad luck never stopped following them, and as a family, now they have to figure out how to launder 8 million dollars to save their own hides.
Marty (Jason Bateman) made a deal with the devil and now his accounting skills can’t save him from his own ambitious plans. Thinking that the vacationing town could provide a decent money laundering front, he sets for the promise land only to find it was a bust. The local poppy farmers have cornered the illegal business market forcing Marty to change his approach. A hotel, strip club, a church, and a funeral home later, his scheming is so convoluted that even the FBI can’t figure out his strategy.
Ozark also stars Esai Morales as Del Rio, Laura Linney as Wendy Byrde. It is streaming now on Netflix.