Ozark: Season 2 (2018)

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Season 2
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Engaging and entertaining -- if not particularly challenging -- Ozark's descent into darker waters is kept afloat by another superb turn from Laura Linney.

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Critic Ratings: 45

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Episodes

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Air date: Aug 31, 2018
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Air date: Aug 31, 2018
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In its much-anticipated second season, Ozark continues to follow Marty Bryde and his family as they navigate the murky waters of life within a dangerous drug cartel. With Del out, the crime syndicate sends their ruthless attorney Helen Pierce to town to shake things up just as The Byrdes are finally settling in. Marty and Wendy struggle to balance their family interests amid the escalating dangers presented by their partnerships with the power-hungry Snells, the cartel and their new deputy, Ruth Langmore, whose father Cade has been released from prison. The stakes are even higher than before and The Byrdes soon realize they have to go all in before they can get out.

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Critic Reviews for Ozark Season 2

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (14)

My hope that "Ozark" would get its sea legs in season two was for naught. Most of what was good in season one remains good, most importantly Linney... But then there are a few excruciating characters and subplots this time around.

Aug 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, for Ozark, the pressure to keep various narrative plates in the air has led to a much slower pace and some increasingly ludicrous plot twists.

Aug 27, 2018 | Full Review…

The degree to which "Ozark" slams on the breaks is disconcerting; the downshift in pacing creates an antsy viewing experience that transitions into blandness.

Aug 15, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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With such smart plotting, the whole enterprise is just another corruption of the American midwest, in this wonderfully astute takedown of the fraudulent American dream and ever-shrinking middle class.

Jul 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Ozark, too, risks feeling a little familiar.

May 28, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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It continues to be worthwhile for the same reasons we found in the first season, and has partially compensated its less stimulating aspects. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 11, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Ozark remains a very entertaining series and one that does not deviate much from the formula it developed last year.

May 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Ozark's faults are few and far between. The series barrels along from one tense scene to another and it's nearly impossible to look away.

May 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Some shows are about characters. Some shows are about twists. Some shows are about brutal, violent, often deadly machinations. Netflix's blue-hued crime thriller Ozark is undoubtedly a member of the third group.

May 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Ozark is a different kind of emotional rollercoaster-everyone is on it and they're providing their own seatbelts.

May 28, 2019 | Full Review…

All the while the tension ramps up exponentially to result in a compelling yet unrelenting season.

May 28, 2019 | Full Review…

The master stroke was the messy, awful relationship Ruth (the astoundingly full-on Julia Garner) had with her vile ex-con dad (Trevor Long).

Dec 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ozark: Season 2

  • 5d ago
    Knowing it would be hard to top the first season, but it achieves this with more unexpected turns. Solid season.
  • Jul 26, 2020
    Still absolutely great but I wasn't quite as hooked as season 1 personally. So many great storylines and the Cade/Ruth relationship was great to watch this season.
  • Jul 23, 2020
    Pros: Once again, the tension is constant and thrilling throughout virtually every episode in the season I was a big fan of Ruth and Wendy's character development, leaves things well for S3 The writing, just like S1, is impeccable. Huge credit to the writers Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams The start of the season is fantastic, the first few episodes Laura Linney, Jason Bateman, Julia Garner *Insert Clapping* God these 3 are legends Cons: I thought the final few episodes (9&10) had some strange plot points that I didn't really agree with I wouldn't say this is a con as such, but the Finale wasn't as tense I thought as S1, but it was still very good Charlotte… Enough is enough Overall, ‘Ozark' S2 was a fantastic second season. As I mentioned just, the characters of Ruth and Wendy really grasped my attention during most episodes. I'm very excited to see where their characters are taken in S3. The script is throughout every episode is superb. Every scene is like a negotiation. It's fantastic. Although the finale wasn't as good as the first seasons and some plot points that happened during the end wasn't something I agreed with, this season certainly carries the narrative well going into the third season. Quote – "Some people only respond to a certain kind of pressure" – Jacob Snell Score – 4/5
  • Jul 21, 2020
    Season two of Ozark builds upon its solid narrative and provides very strong character development to boot. The series continues to offer up great thrills and nail-biting suspense. Jason Bateman continues to impress and season two showcases very strong performances from Laura Linney and Julia Garner, both of whom shine in this season. Thanks to Ozark's ability to craft and build upon its intriguing characters along with the undeniable dramatic chemistry between Bateman and Linney, by the end of season two I am left wanting more.
  • Jul 12, 2020
    No clue why the critics rate the 3 seasons the way they did -- I'd have gone the complete opposite as S3 is my least of the 3 thus far & S2 easily takes the cake as the best season. the penultimate ep. with the fall of the Snell...well, totally unexpected, but that's what the show excels at -- just when you think you know you are betrayed, bribed, and the story take another turn. Love the show.
  • Jun 30, 2020
    The 1st Season was better. But the level is high.
  • Jun 03, 2020
    The saga continues, thank goodness. Love navigating through this mess with this family.
  • May 23, 2020
    This was the best season of the show. Jason is awesome.
  • May 19, 2020
    Season 2 does not disappoint
  • May 16, 2020
    The second season of Ozark doesn't really improve on the first season.

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