Ozark (Netflix) Series Thread (Spoilers OK)

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  1. Jul 30, 2017 #21 of 160
    Regina

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    I couldn't place Rachel (the owner of the resort on the lake that Marty invests in, where Tuck works) - looked her up on IMDB - it's Jordana Spiro - I know her best as PJ from "My Boys."
    Such a different role for her-she's a terrific actress and I love her!

    Jason Bateman plays "smart smarm" so well and of course Laura Linney elevates anything she is in. 4 eps in and I am enjoying it so far.
     
  2. Aug 1, 2017 #22 of 160
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    2 episodes in and really enjoying the show...
     
  3. Aug 2, 2017 #23 of 160
    uncdrew

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    Yes and no. We saw the equipment trucks often. They were parked in an empty parking lot of a church about two blocks from our house. We heard reports that Bateman was often seen at the local coffee shop, but we never saw him.

    The lake scenes were filmed at Lake Altoona.
     
  4. Aug 3, 2017 #24 of 160
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    What a whirlwind series! I just got through binging through the ten episodes. It feels like a cross between Breaking Bad and Justified.
     
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    wow, the last 2 episodes are great and there is a shocking scene which I will not spoil. can't wait until next year
     
  6. Aug 7, 2017 #26 of 160
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    Regarding that scene which took so long I cannot believe there was no damage from it. I also wonder if the person changed their mind mid process or if the outcome was the original intent.
     
  7. Aug 7, 2017 #27 of 160
    cheesesteak

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    I mostly liked it. I thought the ultimate bad guys were over the top evil.

    I must have flunked Money Laundering 101 since some of the schemes confused me.
     
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  8. Aug 7, 2017 #28 of 160
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    I avoided this thread until I had seen it all. Now that I've finished I'm not so interested in posting any individual thoughts. I'll just say I loved this show. Great acting and an operatic scope of human emotions and the cascades that occur from one decision.
     
  9. Aug 7, 2017 #29 of 160
    tivotvaddict

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    I would also like to see more fully rounded "bad guy" characters moving forward. The "good guys" are nuanced and have overtly evident flaws that create multi-dimensional characters, which leads to a more interesting experience. Hopefully the second season takes the opportunity to do just that.

    tta
     
  10. Aug 8, 2017 #30 of 160
    uncdrew

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    Seemed Bateman was excellent at spending money. I'm not quite getting it either. I thought money laundering was like this:

    1. Buy Strip Club with drug money
    2. Pay expenses with drug money
    3. Patrons spend cash at your strip club
    4. Cash from step 3 is now clean

    Seems that Bateman knows a lot more than I do. Perhaps he's getting paperwork for 50 new AC units at the hotel but only really buying 2. Or he's over-paying and getting kickbacks? Or he just has to show money on the books?

    Anyone know?
     
  11. Aug 8, 2017 #31 of 160
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    Agree the money laundering was the weakest part of this show. He actually physically laundered money! And then some yada yada about sending it to a foreign bank that doesn't report to the IRS!

    I do wonder how they will do this in a cashless society. But I remember a dry cleaner in Maryland that only took cash. Their prices were cheap and they were quick. And therefore they were insanely busy. So I assumed it was money laundering. But I don't see how you can take a business that might be expected to gross $1M a year and then start reporting $10M. I think this was the problem they had in Breaking Bad. At one point all Skylar could do was to measure the dimensions of a giant stack of money to estimate its value. Whatever it was it was way too large to launder through a car wash.

    I doubt the rednecks would have walked away so easily, either. Or that distributing heroin in hymnals is a good model. But that was all ancillary to the story of choices and decisions sending you down a path.

    Now, how this show ended with the idea of a casino riverboat, that seems to have potential.
     
  13. Aug 8, 2017 #33 of 160
    zalusky

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    Was he getting loans for the expenses which would be clean money.
     
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  14. Aug 8, 2017 #34 of 160
    cheesesteak

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    I didn't understand why Marty didn't tell Del that there were rednecks taking his money and threatening his operation. Goodbye rednecks.
     
  15. Aug 8, 2017 #35 of 160
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    I imagine you want to creat fake or inflated invoices from a shell company and 'pay' those with the drug money. Or use the extra cash to pad revenue in a cash business.
     
  16. Aug 8, 2017 #36 of 160
    markymark_ctown

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    Btw, 9 episodes down. 1 to go. :)
     
  17. Aug 8, 2017 #37 of 160
    mooseAndSquirrel

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    I had the same thought. But then when your HR orientation was seeing the former laundry man garroted and his eyeballs "saved for a rainy day", and then to have those eyeballs show up in the mail, well maybe this is a guy you want to bring solutions to, not problems.
     
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  18. Aug 8, 2017 #38 of 160
    uncdrew

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    But don't you have to somehow get rid of the dirty money? Where does that go and how does it not get traced back to you?

    Ugh, I'd be bad at this.
     
  19. Aug 9, 2017 #39 of 160
    uncdrew

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    So the link provided adds the detail that Del (the drug guy) owns the (shell) company selling the AC units. So that's how the money is laundered. Everything Bateman buys is phony and goes to a shell company Del owns. Del then shows profits for companies and that profit is clean money.
     
  20. Aug 10, 2017 #40 of 160
    cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    I still don't understand how Marty gets rid of the massive amounts of physical cash money DEl sent to him.
     

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