Ozark (Netflix) Series Thread (Spoilers OK)

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  1. Aug 10, 2017 #41 of 160
    mooseAndSquirrel

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    That's because it was never satisfactorily explained beyond "send it to a foreign bank." I thought the way these things worked is if you want to launder 5M a year, own a business that both deals in cash and does enough business that an extra $5M deposited won't be noticed. Cook the books so you're not killed with taxes.

    50M in the Ozark? Strains credulity. Although I remember Ruth saying the strip club clocked $40K in a day. 400 customers paying 100 is semi believable.

    The church was too small, but I wonder what some of these southern mega-churches get in cash donations.
     
  2. Aug 10, 2017 #42 of 160
    Dan203

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    I think the idea is for them to include the dirty money in the deposits of the legit cash businesses. Then pay out that money to phony shell companies, which they also own, for things they don't actually need or get. Like paying for 10x as much carpet as you need to refurb a few cabins. Or just cooking the books so it looks like you paid out more for those things then you did and the skimming the money off to another account.
     
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    Best show that not many people have yet discovered. Everyone I told about it has loved it. Sad I have to wait another year for possible new episodes. Episode 9 had the most shocking scene ever! Wow.
     
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    mooseAndSquirrel

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    Was that the eyeballs?
     
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    Haven't read thru the thread, so forgive if this has been commented on already. In the season finale, when the preacher dunks the baby in the water, which turns out to be a baptism and not a drowning, he doesn't have his hands over the baby's mouth and nose. Er, a baby doesn't know not to take in a breath while under water. So that wouldn't have turned out so well.

    Other than that bit of foolishness, great show.
     
  6. Aug 10, 2017 #46 of 160
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    Pretty sure I've read that human babies know not to breathe under water, which makes teaching them to swim at a very early age, much easier than later in life (when they become living terrors)

    Infant swimming - Wikipedia

    phox
     
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    Hcour

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    Wow. I had no idea. I stand corrected.
     
  8. Aug 11, 2017 #48 of 160
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    no, that would be the "redneck reaction"
     
  9. Aug 11, 2017 #49 of 160
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    oh right. I found myself laughing at inappropriate times, and that was one of them. Then the husband's reaction - they got plenty of Mexicans, they'll just send another.
     
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    It was a tad absurd though. When you baptize someone you hold them underwater for as short a period of time you can.
     
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    Dan203

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    Yeah they were obviously trying to make us think he was depressed and was going to drown the kid. Then they flipped it after the baby had been under for way too long. It was an emotional trick. And not even a very good one.
     
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    Dan203

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    The whole dock electrocution thing was a bit absurd too. Would there ever be a live wire near water that wasn't connected to some sort of breaker? I doubt it. And if they messed with it enough to bypass the breaker then it would be obvious it wasn't an accident.
     
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    His faith has been shaken with the disappearance of his wife. I think he was testing if God was still watching over him. He is on the water preacher path because he believed God saved him with some kind of miracle when he got shot in the chest.

    I knew it would turn out to be a baptism because they would never kill a baby like that on TV.
     
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  14. Aug 14, 2017 #54 of 160
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    dock electrocutions are actually pretty real. same issue in swimming pools, but docks especially in large lakes like the Ozarks where a lot of DIY and unqualified construction occurs.

    dock electrocution lake of the ozarks - Google Search
     
  15. Aug 14, 2017 #55 of 160
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    So I've seen multiple posts referencing the 50 million dollars.

    They have done "NOTHING" with the 50 million (except wrap it, hide it, and lose some to the fleeing bartendress/owner). They struggled like crazy to clean 8 million, the cleaning of 50 million is looking like the big time take on and growth of the Snell operation with the new "river" and the riverboat etc.

    He barely got the 8 million cleaned with multiple endeavors and companies fake stuff shipping money, it was covered in the show.

    The recipe they used for the 8 million would absolutely not work for 50 million.

    great show though.
     
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    today it got renewed for season 2
     
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    Yay. I like it, though I still have 2 eps to go.
     
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    uncdrew

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    Gotta say, the Riverboat scheme was freakin' genius. By Bateman, by the writers... Wow, didn't see that coming at all but it's very clever. And will make for a great next season or two.
     
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    tivotvaddict

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    I'm just not remembering a riverboat scheme. Can you refresh my memory?

    tta
     
  20. Aug 15, 2017 #60 of 160
    uncdrew

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    I'll do my best.

    Bateman was doing research on the Redneck poppy/opium guy and county record showed he bought a few acres every year. He kept buying land along the river, several acres per year, best he could. He was amassing quite a bit of land, spending more money than it appeared he could wisely afford. And he wasn't really doing much with the land.

    Bateman correctly suspected and then discussed with Redneck and basically learned that the state flooded out his kin to create The Ozarks. He's still bitter and is trying to buy it back to make good his family name or some such. I'm blanking a bit on this part.

    But Bateman then researched more and realized that the one of the tributaries on the land Redneck owns flows a certain direction or way that if the flood some of his land they can make that stretch of water count as part of the Mississippi and then legalized riverboat gambling would be possible and could then serve as the perfect front for money laundering.

    So I probably got half of that wrong and you might want to watch it again. It was cool.
     
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