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Reviews for the final episodes of Netflix’s Ozark are pouring in, with critics hailing part two as one of the best moments in television history.
As fans anxiously await Netflix to drop the last episodes of the hugely successful crime drama show, reviewers privy to early previews were left stunned by the show's epic conclusion.
The Independent said of the show's final moments: “Perhaps, in years to come, Ozark will be looked back on without reference to Breaking Bad, but not just yet. If Marty and Ruth feel like Walter and Jesse, then they too are deserving of a blaze of glory in which to go out.
“The result is an ending that’s unbearably tense, obliquely poignant, and some of the best event TV we’ve seen on any streaming service.”
Indiewire also noted the show’s satisfying conclusion citing that everything should ‘click’ in place for fans.
They wrote: “Whether you’ve been hooked since that first scene or grew weary during the bleak ensuing seasons, Ozark remains true to itself as it comes to a close.
“Even if you see the Byrdes’ felonious odyssey as a metaphor for the perils and pitfalls of a long-term marriage, raising children, and/or preserving the American ideal of family, the conclusion should click cleanly into place.”
The fictional show, which follows married couple Marty and Wendy Byrde, who move their family out to the Lakes of the Ozarks for money laundering, premiered on Netflix on July 21, 2017.
Since then, the series has received both critical and commercial praise, even picking up a few Emmy awards on the way.
Part one of the final season was released on January 21, 2022, with part two set to be released later this month.
Jason Bateman, who plays the role of Marty Byrde, recently appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, teasing how the writers deliberated on ending the show.
He said: "With the final season, the whole thing was like, ‘Well, how are we gonna end it?’ Should the Byrde family pay a bill, you know? Like, should they get away with it? Should they not?’"
Bateman also revealed that showrunner Chris Mundy wanted it to be a ‘happy ending’ while also asking, ‘well, is it happy for them?’
Offffft. This sounds juicy and we can't wait.
You can catch the final seven episodes of Ozark on Netflix on April 29.
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