Welcome to the fifth edition of The Cord Cutter Podcast! This week we'll talk about the Netflix original series Ozark, starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney. Mick and Adrienne bring CinemaBlend TV Editor Nick Venable back to discuss the show, which is a dark crime drama that's been getting a lot of buzz. Netflix has had a lot of success developing or picking up shows for its service in the past few years. Series like House of Cards, Orange Is the New Black and 13 Reasons Why have shown that the streamer knows what people want to watch when they're looking for deep, quality TV shows. And, we're here to help you figure out if Ozark fits the bill.
Ozark centers on a Chicago couple who has to relocate to the Missouri Ozarks when their side business of laundering money for a Mexican drug cartel threatens to get the whole family killed. This is an unusually dramatic turn for Jason Bateman, who's best known for his roles in Arrested Development and wacky comedies like Horrible Bosses and Identity Thief. The show is being compared to Breaking Bad, so we'll talk about whether or not that comparison fits, as well as give our general impressions of the series and if we think it's worth your time. So, read on to get the lowdown on this week's podcast and then listen for yourself above!
0:43 - Welcome Nick Venable (again)!
1:23 - General Ozark impressions
2:17 - Non-spoiler character discussion
11:45 - Spoiler-filled Ozark conversation
21:22 - Is Ozark really that much like Breaking Bad?
38:04 - Game time! Marty Bird, Michael Bluth, Both Or Neither?
Now, get in on the fun and have a listen to The Cord Cutter Podcast #5! And, be sure to join us next time when we discuss Amazon Prime Video and the original series Comrade Detective! Don't forget to subscribe to The Cord Cutter podcast on iTunes, right here!