Any Netflix "Ozark" fans out there.

ballynally2

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This is good to see because I was thinking of starting "The Sopranos" since I've never seen one episode. I generally like the "goodfellows" type stuff.
I was using 'goodfellas' as a generic term. I like the Scorcese film. I think there is a difference between a condenced film and a series considering character development. But the characters have to appeal to you, even the baddies or especially the baddies. Linney was terrific in her role. The characters in the Sopranos i find very tedious. I am just not interested in them. From there on it follows i actually dont care what happens. But, you might like it.
And some scenes are very good so im not dissing it altogether but id rather have seen it as a film..
 

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I thought it was a great show. The ending was OK....it's always hard to figure out how to wrap up. The dream sequences gave a chance for past characters to make a cameo, which was a nice touch for wrapping up a show. I did wish Ruth could have made it out the other side.

Getting into a show requires suspension of disbelief. An unbelievable story has to be believable. I was able to roll with a lot of unbelievable scenarios, but the last season had things in it that stretched credulity past the breaking point, shattering the spell for me a bit. Here are a few things that broke it for me:

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1) After Javi shoots Darlene and Wyatt, the cops show up. In real life they would have searched every building on the property from top to bottom. No way multiple bricks of heroin sitting out in full view would have not been discovered and seized.

2) The Honda Odyssey flipping over multiple times would have resulted in major injuries. No way everyone is coming out, dusting themselves off, and heading off to a gala. In addition, lots of cars would have stopped and Good Samaritans would have tried to offer assistance. No way they would have had time to all get out and hug each other without anyone else showing up on the scene.

3) There was a bit of a continuity glitch for me. It seemed that the head of the cartel, in jail, had reconciled with his sister, and that they compared notes and realized they were being played against each other by the Byrds. But then in the next episode the sister is ready to take over the cartel and kill her brother, even though she had just learned that in fact her son was not killed by her brother after all. Why she switched so suddenly and was willing to kill her brother and grab for power was not made clear at all.

4) Ruth was a savvy person. Did she have a death wish at the end? Why did she walk up to the Escalade parked in her yard, unarmed? Typical Ruth would have flipped a U-turn and skedaddled. Was she sacrificing herself to avoid Rachel getting caught in the cross fire in the future? Her behavior was uncharacteristic for her character.

5) How do the Byrds walk away? Doesn't money still need to be laundered?

6) Why did the cartel leader insist that money HAD to be laundered through the casino, thereby generating the final crisis? Marty had dozens of layered dummy corporations that he was using to launder millions. At that point the casino was only one component of a much larger laundering operation.

7) Why did a pharmaceutical company actually need heroin as a raw material? They can manufacture just about any organic chemical from scratch. I suppose in theory working with a close congener reduces production costs, but drugs are so expensive for the consumers that manufacturing costs are a relatively minor issue in terms of overall profitability.
Oh darn. You are right, but, i dont watch these shows for credulity. Im not trying to analyse the various mcGuffins. Im glad i switched my brain off for else i wouldnt have made it till the end. The only thing that nearly got me switched off was the hugging thing after the 'minor' car accident. I just ignored it as i did what i was supposed to do namely to think: well, what happens next? Which is the point of watching i guess and ignoring the bleeding obvious. Jeez, unbelievable, ms Bergman really fell for mr Peck so quick in Hitchcock's Spellbound and wait a minute, what happened to that very important guy/storyline we never heared of again?
Know what im saying?
 

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Those lake scenes are filmed on the south end of Lake Lanier, it is beautiful when the lake is full. It's a US Army Corps Of Engineers lake, and its primary purpose is not recreation, so the lake level can fluctuate a lot. Plus, Georgia has an ongoing "water war" with Florida, who claims they need more water releases from the lake to ensure the health of Apalachicola oysters, and some supposedly endangered species I can assure you, there are no mobile homes like Ruth's on that end of the lake, it's VERY expensive property.

You're ignoring the fact that Georgia is taking/using more water because of development and population increases. Obviously that has an effect on the Apalachicola in Florida.
 

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I wouldn't know. I watch movies in the winter and have baseball on in the summer. Don't mind a good series when I find time (Sinner, enjoyed some of Yellowstone, Black Mirror), but have tried a few others and couldn't jump in. Suppose I shouldn't bother with Deadpool then?
Yeah, it is just one tacky line after another. But we love both of em. Ryan Reynolds was born for that role. Just cracks us up. Actually a good love story buried in all of it too, but that is not the reason for the ride.

But Morena Baccarin from Firefly and Serenity fame might make it worth it.

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You're ignoring the fact that Georgia is taking/using more water because of development and population increases. Obviously that has an effect on the Apalachicola in Florida.
Absolutely! The developers have (and have had) free run to build and develop any amount and density of homes they want. I’ve never seen anything quite like it. I live quite a bit north of there, so it isn’t quite as bad for me (yet)!
 




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