Ozark is an upcoming American drama series created by Bill Dubuque. Jason Bateman will play financial planner Marty Bird, who suddenly relocates from a Chicago suburb to a summer resort community in the Missouri Ozarks, and who must pay off a debt to a Mexican drug lord, with Laura Linney playing his wife Wendy. (synopsis via Wikipedia)
Many a TV show has been set in delightfully odd country towns where fish-out-of-water city folk usually struggle, with humorous results to find their place, usually do with life lessons and warm-and-fuzzy moments for all.
Ozark does not look to be that show at all.
Yes there is the quirky locale but beyond that, Ozark looks quite bleak, dark, not altogether surprising given its subject matter.
After all, it’s not all that often that processing money for the mob, and the inherent dangers that entails is a thigh-slapping moment of guffawing merriment.
Even so, there are lovely little moments of humour woven – see the clip below, particularly the reference to getting three moving quotes – which give the show the levity it will need to live up to its quirky setting, at least in part, and make it one of those gripping dramas that will make for compelling viewing.
Ozark premieres 21 July on Netflix.
(source: Bleeding Cool)