The final seven episodes of Ozark were released on Friday and I made it my mission to finish the series over the weekend. I really loved the show. At first it felt like a Breaking Bad ripoff, which it kind of was, but less nuanced and quite possibly more violent. It started to get really interesting at the end of the first season, though. The third season was probably my favorite.
They really went to extremes with the amount of characters that were killed off–practically no one was safe (or left by the end of the show). As much as I was looking forward to the final episodes, they didn’t really live up to my expectations. The episodes were kind of slow until the last few. They killed off one of my favorite characters in the finale and the last scene was open-ended, which I don’t like. I want everything wrapped up like a present with a nice bow on it (like Breaking Bad).
That said, I’ll probably watch the show again. It’s nice to watch the story the whole way through without having to remember what happened a year or more ago. But, it seems like everyone’s releasing new episodes right now, so it’s going to have to wait a bit.
My rating: 4.5/5