Ozark: Season 2 (2018)


Season 2

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 45


Audience Score

User Ratings: 778
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Air date: Aug 31, 2018
Air date: Aug 31, 2018
Air date: Aug 31, 2018
Air date: Aug 31, 2018
Air date: Aug 31, 2018
Air date: Aug 31, 2018
Air date: Aug 31, 2018
Air date: Aug 31, 2018
Air date: Aug 31, 2018
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 (11)

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…

Absent is the manic humour that was Breaking Bad's magic ingredient. Even more so than in the first season, Ozark is grindingly grim and the characters are more or less without redeeming features.

Aug 31, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | 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…

Awkward plotting aside, the Byrds' attempts to combine ordinary family life and multimillion dollar criminal endeavours lead to bitter humour.

Aug 27, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | 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…
Top Critic

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…

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…

Audience Reviews for Ozark: Season 2

  • May 05, 2019
    Shows about Missouri should be filmed in Missouri. Those of us that live in Missouri notice the landscape right off the bat. With that being said, the acting and objective of the show is top notch. They can however make the characters of the Ozarks even more sinister and crazy. Trust me on this, the show does not go far enough in showing how bat shit crazy people are in the Ozarks. Racism and meth is the culture in the Ozarks with a lack of front teeth.
  • Apr 08, 2019
    As good as, if not better than the first season. Tense, beautifully filmed and often hilarious. Wonderful performances all round, although Laura Linney and Julia Garner really shine. Essential viewing.
  • Jan 12, 2019
    A continuation of the first season that is even stronger than the last.
  • Jan 07, 2019
    Season 2 is too dark and depressing. The storylines have crossed over to the unbelievable.
  • Dec 13, 2018
    I'm not sure how I feel about Season two of Ozark. I never wanted to turn it off. The acting is great. However, I'm trying to figure out where it went in year two. Seems like little progress was made. The pace was slow and the episodes were not tight. I still enjoyed but Netflix is about content and not quality. Year three Ozark should probably meet its end.
  • Nov 08, 2018
    One of the best shows ever! Season 2 is almost as good as Season 1 which means it’s great!
  • Nov 03, 2018
    I wonder why this season got such high ratings. The first season was good. The second installment is a disaster.. You could easily see that the story is not driving the characters.. Its the other way around. I really wasted so many hours watching this crap, hopping it might get better towards the end. Are they glorifying cheating wives? Maybe they are.
  • Oct 30, 2018
    A little more coherent than season 1, be it slightly more predictable.
  • Oct 28, 2018
    WOW! Laura Linney and Season 2 of Ozark are addictive and a must WATCH! So much better than season 1. Darker, more suspense and the story it amazing! A Must watch!
  • Oct 24, 2018
    How is the critic score only a 70?! As a fan of good shows (Breaking Bad, The Wire, True Detective), this is up there. The writing is insanely good. The acting keeps up. ????????

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