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August 29, 2018

In its first season, “Ozark” looked like an aspirant to “Breaking Bad’s” status as a near-universally-admired drama about a charismatic, talented antihero, with one crucial difference. Its protagonist Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman), a money-laundering accountant fleeing with his family to the Lake of the Ozarks to start raising quick cash, began bad. The show’s drama was increasingly pitched, even as the moral stakes were near-invisible: The show rewarded the character who was most ruthless, and its ensemble kept the competition for that title heated. Read More here

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