4 seasons

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The dramatic lengths a man will go to ensure his family is safe in the high-stakes criminal underworld of money-laundering and drug cartels in rural Missouri.


Ozark is a 4-season drama focusing on the seemingly upstanding Byrde family and their money-laundering business. Outwardly, they appear to be an everyday law-abiding family moving to Missouri, but behind closed doors there is a fast-moving criminal enterprise just trying to stay safe from the Mexican drug cartel. It’s an adult soap opera with plot twists, violence, and betrayal with incredible performances from Jason Bateman and Laura Linney. The series does not shy away from the often difficult decisions and situations that being a criminal requires.

Cassandra's thoughts

Because of the strong writing and acting, you cannot help but root for Marty Byrde as he navigates a drug cartel, money laundering, and his own family. The show had me hooked from the first episode. There are several compelling strong-willed female characters that are truly the backbone of the show and I love seeing how Marty’s relationship with each one drives the plot. While some may not relish a show about criminals, the lifestyle portrayed is hardly glamorous and often challenges the viewer’s perspective. If you enjoy the escape of a good drama starring morally questionable characters against the lush Ozark backdrop, then dive into this series.