The series, which currently has a 64% score on the Tomatometer, stars Jason Bateman as Marty, a financial advisor who has been laundering money for a drug kingpin. When his partner is caught cheating the business, Marty uproots his family to move the operation to the scenic Ozark Mountain region of Missouri, where they struggle to fit into this brave new world.
Memento on Netflix, one of them classics like Pulp Fiction. Or No Country for Old Men
— Bugs (@BugsGuNNy_) August 4, 2017
Been watching Ozark, it's pretty good. It's like if Walter White was an accountant instead of a teacher.Also, the TVTime app is really cool if you watch a lot of TV, definitely worth checking out.
dark Jason Bateman + his humor + fast forward to s3 of Breaking Bad = Ozark. 100% all in on this show.
— Peter Nudo (@peternudo) July 26, 2017
So there's this new TV series called 'Ozark'. ?? If you loved Breaking Bad, you're definitely gonna love this one.
— Clout N9ne (@TheMaxyNe) July 26, 2017
If your looking for the new Breaking Bad – this is it on Netflix. OZARK – It's good!Jason Bateman is outstanding.
But the show is more than standing on its own, with fans praising the writing and direction. Bateman actually directed four of the 10 season 1 episodes, including the premiere and the finale. Fans are on board for this darker, twistier Bateman, who in recent years has mostly been known for his work on Arrested Development — and some fans enjoy imagining that Marty is really just bizarro Michael Bluth.
— J. Macias (@Morning_Toast) July 25, 2017
Pitching Ozark to Netflix: "Imagine Michael Bluth was in American Beauty and Breaking Bad"
Netflix: "Sold and make it look like Fincher"
— Simon Osler (@SimonOsler_) August 4, 2017
Holy shit Ozark on Netflix is so good. Michael Bluth finally figured out the meaning of There's Money in the Banana Stand.
— Borsch (@DaBorsch) August 4, 2017
I've decided to watch #Ozark but pretend that it's what happens to Michael Bluth after the family actually runs out of money
— Shawn Swaney (@ShawnSwaney) August 2, 2017
This show Ozark is dope, Badass Michael Bluth
— Vertical Adam (@cleengenes) July 23, 2017
Fans are expecting Bateman and the show to get at least one (if not several) award nominations for its writing, acting, and directing.
Watch for strong female performances from Laura Linney as Marty’s wife Wendy Byrde, Julia Garner as crime boss–in–training Ruth Langmore (pictured), Sofia Hublitz as Marty’s teen daughter Charlotte Byrde, Jordana Spiro as financially troubled resort owner Rachel, and Lisa Emery as menacing Darlene Snell.
OZARK on Netflix is the best writing (and directing and acting) I have seen on TV in long time! Incredible!
— Dave (@davebushore) July 26, 2017
— Kevin Rasnick (@KevinJRasnick) August 3, 2017
#Ozark hands down best tv series created this year ??
— KD (@KelseyDethridge) August 4, 2017
I'm not a big TV show person, we are def movie people.. but on the recommendations of several friends I just finished…
— Jason J. (@leololauzone) July 26, 2017
— LAVAHOG (@Lavahog) July 30, 2017
Can we talk about Ozark yet or is it early for spoilers ???
Jason Bateman deserves an emmy
— Ahmed/A&R/6ig 6iz (@big_business_) July 29, 2017
— Adam Epstein (@The1SportsNerd) July 28, 2017
Civilians aren’t the only ones getting into Ozark, though. Celebrities like Kelly Clarkson, Dane Cook, and even Dan Harmon, the man behind cult TV hits Community and Rick and Morty, are all-in on this gritty drama.
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) July 30, 2017
If you are looking for a show to binge watch with friends look no further than Ozark. I'm digging it.
— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) August 2, 2017
holy shit Ozark holy shit Linney and the Bates it's my favorite
— Dan Harmon (@danharmon) July 26, 2017
By no means am I here to tell you how to live your life, but if you're not watching #Ozark, you're just wasting days.
— Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) July 29, 2017
Ozark ?? I love Bateman
— James Arthur (@JamesArthur23) July 27, 2017
— Grace Randolph (@GraceRandolph) August 2, 2017
— Mike Flanagan (@flanaganfilm) July 27, 2017
— Chris Webby (@ChrisWebby) July 29, 2017
A few things are really standing out to viewers: The first is that Marty’s wife Wendy is having an affair and Marty totally knows about it — then things get super weird when he masturbates while watching a video of Wendy cheating.
— Lannisters up 3-0 ? (@ChrisCheats) July 30, 2017
This Ozark series be weird as shit:
This mans is fully jerking off to a video of his wife cheating on him.
— Olumide 'Folami (@MisterFolami) July 31, 2017
Watching Ozark and Bruh wife is cheating on him? Like he set up a cam and everything in the bedroom
— aka Lil Funyuns (@NeciaBelle_) July 25, 2017
The second stand-out to a lot of fans is Raven the pregnant stripper (Quinn Cooke). People are either disgusted at the sight of a nine-months-along pregnant lady sexily taking her clothes off or cheering as Raven gets hers.
Me when I saw the pregnant stripper on Ozark pic.twitter.com/89yVGuSK0M
— MFF (@TheRealMFF) August 3, 2017
So I'm watching Ozark and they just had a pregnant stripper ?? like wth
— lex. (@fallexus) July 26, 2017
— Lisa Mcquade (@lasmcquade) July 30, 2017
This pregnant stripper on Ozark got me dead. Shorty full term onstage tryna get her coins. Get it how you live girl.
— Simone Alexa (@SimoneAlexa) August 4, 2017
But the biggest, buzziest moments definitely belong to the season 1 finale, which runs nearly 90 minutes is and chock full of OMG moments. From it looking like Pastor Mason (Michael Mosley) might drown his infant son to drug kingpin Del (Esai Morales, pictured) getting shot and killed, it’s a roller coaster of tension from start to finish.
— Paul Farrell (@DangerouslyMJJ) July 31, 2017
Holy shit that #Ozark finale!!!!!!! One of the best things I've watched on Netflix ?
— Stacey ? (@staceyruit) August 1, 2017
— Candy Mummy ?? (@ms_jigglypuffs) August 4, 2017
Ozark's season finale is one of the hardest things I've ever watched but I'm so glad I watched it. Bravo, Jason Bateman and all involved.
— Cole Henry (@colehenry19) July 25, 2017
Fans are already clamoring for a second season.
"… and that is why I can't wait for Ozark season 2" pic.twitter.com/rTL2aLggyl
— Abstract Asshole (@brianmuuo) August 4, 2017
— Karim†R. (@morenoblack777) July 26, 2017
— Sharron Preston (@Shazzapre) July 25, 2017
Ozark is now available to stream on Netflix.