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Retrowave Joe
Jul 20, 2001



You can tell it's a good show when a friend texts you "Omg omg omg omg omg that scene from Ozark 😳😳😳😳😳" and you have to ask which one

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Hughmoris
Apr 21, 2007
Let's go to the abyss!

zeal posted:

don't call him a redneck if you know what's good for you

Yeah, they don't abide by that kind of talk.

pokeyman
Nov 26, 2006

That elephant ate my entire platoon.



zoux posted:

The creator says he has a five year plan if he gets that much.

I ainít buying that poo poo after Lost. They all say that.

edit:

DivisionPost posted:

(The Accountant, which was great)

Uhh

NowonSA
Jul 19, 2013

I am the sexiest poster in the world!


The flashback episode was real cool, I liked that they threw in jumbling up the timeline of what was happening to be extra artsy and how Marty was so much more mild mannered than he is now, for me Bateman really sold that with a series of minor acting choices that I can't really define, but combined to view him as a whole other guy.

precision
May 7, 2006

hug your posting pals


I wonder if the long term plan for the show is to keep it as a sort of inverse Breaking Bad. While Marty is doing some extremely criminal stuff, he still goes out of his way to treat individual people well, whereas the FBI agent is actively ruining lives in his pursuit. It would be refreshing if they didn't go the obvious route of having Marty do darker and worse things and becoming a monster.

JBP
Feb 16, 2017

You've got to know, to understand,
Baby, take me by my hand,
I'll lead you to the promised land.

precision posted:

I wonder if the long term plan for the show is to keep it as a sort of inverse Breaking Bad. While Marty is doing some extremely criminal stuff, he still goes out of his way to treat individual people well, whereas the FBI agent is actively ruining lives in his pursuit. It would be refreshing if they didn't go the obvious route of having Marty do darker and worse things and becoming a monster.

Isn't the whole thing that Marty will eventually burn these businesses as the dirty money dries up or their books get too hot? If he becomes some venture capital hero rinsing drug money through small town businesses and making them successful long term I'm going to be very conflicted.

precision
May 7, 2006

hug your posting pals


JBP posted:

Isn't the whole thing that Marty will eventually burn these businesses as the dirty money dries up or their books get too hot?

I Am Not A Money Launderer but he at least seems to believe he can wash the money without harming the businesses in either the short or long term. My understanding is that as soon as the money is cleaned, he can let the business slowly go back to how it was before he came in and they would hopefully not get caught.

I did, long ago, work for a guy who was laundering a lot of money through local businesses he owned (and he was caught and has already been released from prison so none of this is stuff I shouldn't be saying). He only got caught because he hosed up on paying the appropriate taxes. The businesses were seized by the IRS for a period, and then reverted to their original owners or family members of him who were unconnected to the laundering. As of this writing, all those businesses are still flourishing and have always been cited as places that revitalized the downtown area of where this happened. So :shrug:

JBP
Feb 16, 2017

You've got to know, to understand,
Baby, take me by my hand,
I'll lead you to the promised land.

Trap spring. I am that man. Brace yourself.

Macdeo Lurjtux
Jul 5, 2011

BRRREADSTOOORRM!


I'm having a hard time taking the FBI Agent seriously. Every time they show his mug all I can see is Conan O'Brien making his sad sack face.

Drunk Driver Dad
Feb 18, 2005


That FBI agent has irritating "family guy" lips.



I figured it was a dumb thing to bug me, but now that you mention it...

TryAgainBragg
May 5, 2014


Just finished it last night and really enjoyed it, felt like breaking bad meets justified. Loved batemans deadpan and thought it fit the writing pretty great. Its also true though creepy fbi guy has family guy lips, Id have never said that before seeing that picture but there it is.

Kabuki Shipoopi
Jun 22, 2007

If I fall, you don't get the head, right? If you lose the head, you're fucked!



This show is great. When the 50M showed up all I kept thinking is "There's always money in the banana stand.".

:sotw:

lostleaf
Jul 12, 2009


Loved this show too. Unlike breaking bad, I like all the female characters in this show. Holy poo poo that last scene with the pastor was hard to watch. That's good entertainment.

One thing that bothered me about how they were laundering money.

You need to own the contractors as well to launder thru construction. Marty never bought out any contractors.

precision
May 7, 2006

hug your posting pals


lostleaf posted:

You need to own the contractors as well to launder thru construction. Marty never bought out any contractors.

That bugged me too but there's a scene near the end where I 'm pretty sure he explains it.

zoux
Apr 28, 2006



Could've ben an oversight, could've been on purpose as to avoid teaching people how to actually launder money. Gilligan said they always had to skip steps on Breaking Bad to avoid teaching people how to cook meth.

MiddleOne
Feb 17, 2011



zoux posted:

The creator says he has a five year plan if he gets that much.

Every showrunner says that.

Fart.Bleed.Repeat.
Sep 29, 2001



lostleaf posted:

Loved this show too. Unlike breaking bad, I like all the female characters in this show. Holy poo poo that last scene with the pastor was hard to watch. That's good entertainment.



Finished it last night. Right on about the pastor i was back and forth on that. Oh yay he's gonna name the baby and baptize it, redemption! Wait that baby isn't coming back up. Is it? It isn't. Wait there it is whew!
Kinda underwhelmed that 4/4 of the family survived. Wendy and the kids all had moments that they should/could have met their tragic ends
The Snells wasting Del was a fun little twist

lostleaf
Jul 12, 2009


Fart.Bleed.Repeat. posted:

Finished it last night. Right on about the pastor
The Snells wasting Del was a fun little twist


I was actually very upset to have that happen to that character. Why did you have to call them a redneck???. Probably the most charismatic character behind Marty and Ruth.

Also did anyone else really want to visit the Ozarks after watching this series? It looks beautiful.

Harton
Jun 13, 2001


Ozarks is amazing, me and the wife have a boat and we rented a house on the lake with a dock for our honeymoon. The beauty of the place is there are so many available houses that it's super cheap to rent one for a week. Show was extra fun to watch because of that. The whole place is like a boaters paradise, we went multiple days without driving the truck and just took the boat everywhere. Dinner time and shopping? Take the boat instead of the truck, so many restaurants right on the water you can boat right up too.

Definitely enjoyed the show, I thought it started off great and only dragged a tiny bit in the middle. By the time the flashback episode happened it totally took off again. I'm glad they saved that until the 7th episode, if they would have opened with all that backstory I probably wouldn't have stayed interested. The way they played it made me really interested in the back story by the time they got around to telling it.

Gaunab
Feb 13, 2012
LUFTHANSA YOU FUCKING DICKWEASEL

Just finished the show and I'm in the group of people who loved it. Someone earlier said that the show went through a few seasons worth of things in the beginning few episodes and I liked it; it showed how much of a rush the characters were in to launder the money. I think the neatest thing about the show was how fast the family was told about the criminal activities.

Ruth is the breakout character to me so far. I look forward to the Snells vs the cartel next season since I have a feeling the Snells bit off more than they could chew.

Golden Bee
Dec 24, 2009

I came here to chew bubblegum and quote 'They Live', and I'm... at an impasse.


This show was great but it had the least necessary flashback episode of any show of this kind.

Rupert Buttermilk
Apr 15, 2007

🚣RowboatMan: ❄️Freezing time🕰️ is an old P.I. 🥧trick...



Golden Bee posted:

This show was great but it had the least necessary flashback episode of any show of this kind.

I suppose that we didn't really need it, but it helped flesh out the characters more, and it was nice to show Marty and Wendy actually getting along and being family-oriented, instead of cold business partners like they ended up being.

tadashi
Feb 20, 2006



Bateman's reaction when the cops mention that he was lucky his daughter didn't end up falling in with the "older sister" is loving priceless.

I liked this show a lot more than I thought. I expected a Breaking Bad knockoff. It owes a show like that something but it also has its own way of measuring out its shock value.

MiddleOne posted:

Every showrunner says that.

I'm sure JJ Abrams said this about Lost but we know now that they were just stepping out on a high dive almost every time they started an episode.

tadashi fucked around with this message at 17:41 on Aug 21, 2017

drunken officeparty
Aug 23, 2006



Finished last night. Ruth is the best. I thought that the Langmore kids would just be a one off "welcome to the neighborhood!" thing in the first episode, but they never went away and Ruth won me over.

Two questions though. One, why did it make a point to show Jonah hiding the first gun behind the paint in the garage? I thought it would be important but was never mentioned again.

And B. was I just not paying attention or did Tuck buy a gun for Jonah twice? Once he hid it in the forrest, then he got him another mystery gun when Garcia showed up.

Wandle Cax
Dec 15, 2006


Thought this was great, first netflix show that's really gripped me. Bateman is great and I believe he could talk his way out of any possible situation. Just loved it when he tells his wife how safisfying the splat of her lover on the pavement was. and "cocksucker". and the argument with the movers on the lawn. All the other characters are good too.

The killing at the end was really shocking to see someone so confident just get taken out like that. I guess things are going to go very bad next season as you don't really mess with a cartel like that and get away with it

drunken officeparty posted:



And B. was I just not paying attention or did Tuck buy a gun for Jonah twice? Once he hid it in the forrest, then he got him another mystery gun when Garcia showed up.

Nah it was just shown twice, the first time was out of chronological order, it's the same scene at the checkout which we see again when the redneck dad is there

Rupert Buttermilk
Apr 15, 2007

🚣RowboatMan: ❄️Freezing time🕰️ is an old P.I. 🥧trick...



Wandle Cax posted:


The killing at the end was really shocking to see someone so confident just get taken out like that. I guess things are going to go very bad next season as you don't really mess with a cartel like that and get away with it


I really loved this, especially Snell's extremely cavalier attitude towards it. Like 'Welp! Don't worry so much, we'll be fine.' Like... my god, makes me think that even with the potential trouble that's on its way isn't a match for the trouble that's already there, and hopefully we'll see that all bubble up to the surface in a very satisfying and tense way. Really looking forward to next season.

zoux
Apr 28, 2006



Golden Bee posted:

This show was great but it had the least necessary flashback episode of any show of this kind.

Because of the way the timeline was shifting all through that episode, constantly keeping track of what was happening when bled into the next episode and it took me a while to stop trying to figure out when everything was set.


Also, it hasn't been posted yet here, but it got picked up for a season 2.

Poppyseed Poundcake
Feb 23, 2007


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...ted-in-a-river/

precision
May 7, 2006

hug your posting pals



Jesus Christ :stonk:

JBP
Feb 16, 2017

You've got to know, to understand,
Baby, take me by my hand,
I'll lead you to the promised land.


This is a true story.

Bloody Hedgehog
Dec 12, 2003

💥💥🤯💥💥
Gotta nuke something


Can a guy with Down Syndrome just buy a gun like that in the US?

Hed
Mar 31, 2004



Fun Shoe

A seller from a store like that would absolutely turn away the customer if he thought he were lying about the true purchaser of the weapon.

suddenlyissoon
Feb 17, 2002

Don't be sad that I am gone.


Bloody Hedgehog posted:

Can a guy with Down Syndrome just buy a gun like that in the US?

Abso-loving-lutely in the backwoods. Happens all of the time here.

zoux
Apr 28, 2006



Hed posted:

A seller from a store like that would absolutely turn away the customer if he thought he were lying about the true purchaser of the weapon.

He could

Macdeo Lurjtux
Jul 5, 2011

BRRREADSTOOORRM!


Suspected Terrorist
Violent Offender
Mentally Unstable

Which of these three groups do you think the NRA has lobbied against any sort of restriction for the purchase of firearms?

All of the Above

frenton
Aug 15, 2005

devil soup


Trebek posted:

That whole boat distribution thing made zero sense. This show just kept getting worse as it went on.

It's also comically dumb that the front for their heroin smuggling operation is a loving poppy farm. I mean they literally run a business called Heron Mills Farm. What the hell?

Phummus
Aug 4, 2006

If I get ten spare bucks, it's going for a 30-pack of Schlitz.

I binged through this on the recommendation of a coworker and it did not disappoint! Bateman does the wry deadpan so well and it works just as well in a drama as it does in a comedy. The real hero of the story to me though is the garbage truck.

Bob Morales
Aug 18, 2006


Just wear the fucking mask, Bob

I don't care how many people I probably infected with COVID-19 while refusing to wear a mask, my comfort is far more important than the health and safety of everyone around me!



Those hilbillies grow produce enough opium for the cartel to give a poo poo? There's a reason why nobody grows it here.

They killed Del but they didn't kill Marty?

Del didn't kill Marty when his lieutenant didn't check in?

That said the show is pretty good.

ShowTime
Mar 28, 2005


Bob Morales posted:

Those hilbillies grow produce enough opium for the cartel to give a poo poo? There's a reason why nobody grows it here.

They killed Del but they didn't kill Marty?

Del didn't kill Marty when his lieutenant didn't check in?

That said the show is pretty good.

My take on the cartel buy-in was that they would just eventually take over the entire operation anyway. It's fine to agree to go into business when you are just gonna take the small operation for everything they have, including legitimate property and businesses, in just a year or so.

Garcia disappearing and Del not really giving a gently caress did kind of seem odd and rushed over. I have a feeling Del was kind of Bruceing the cartel and Garcia actually worked for the cartel and not Del. Garcia disappearing without anything pointing to Del was probably a good thing for Del. And Marty is just too important to Del since he is Bruceing the cartel, so he is happy to just keep things going with Marty.

The Snells didn't kill Marty because they think that he is either their key to the cartel or they are going to end up making so much money off of his Riverboat Casino idea that they can't afford to lose him. Also, the Church on the Lake is kind of dead now, so they kind of need a new method of distribution.


It's a really good show and i'm echoing that Ruth is one of the best parts of the show. I'm not a big fan of Buddy's character and they really foreshadowed him being some kind of killer who would eventually murder someone on the Byrdes behalf. I have a feeling he legitimately used to work for the mob as some kind of muscle, but I doubt he killed Jimmy Hoffa.

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Professor Shark
May 22, 2012



Grem posted:

Marty forgetting his son when they were looking for his daughter and then giving the cliche "Nothing is more important than you" explanation made me laugh harder than anything in Breaking Bad did.

I'm on Ep 8 right now, but this was pretty awesome and felt like a good call back to Arrested Development

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