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  10. Curt Wagner

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  1. 'People of Earth' is one of peak TV's most comic treasure. It's so funny that it can actually absorves you into its silly plot, which is one'People of Earth' is one of peak TV's most comic treasure. It's so funny that it can actually absorves you into its silly plot, which is one thing most comedies nowadays don't do. Full Review »
  2. Jul 25, 2017
    10
    I was shocked that Ozark, easily the best show set or dealing with rural Americana since Rectify, wasn't rated in the low 90s. This show isI was shocked that Ozark, easily the best show set or dealing with rural Americana since Rectify, wasn't rated in the low 90s. This show is highly underrated and that's a real shame. I read many of the negative reviews and some from legendary critics I respect (such as Yahoo!'s Ken Tucker) who IMO really miffed this one.
    The best way to go into Ozark is with zero background and no expectations.
    I think the worst way to go into Ozark is by comparing it to heavy hitters like breaking bad or weeds. The latter, Weeds no disrespect to Qween Jenji) hit less emotional beats in their last 3 seasons than Ozark does in just 3 episodes. It's laughable how many tv critics repeat the "this show is the new breaking bad" meme, so much so I normally wouldn't dignify them with a response.

    However, the comparisons between BB and Ozark highlight a flaw with this show's reviews and contemporary tv criticism at large. "Prestige garishness" is when a show so overtly panders to critics and NATAS that the effort is cringeworthy and often lacks the taste it so craves. And, it's true that miffed Prestige tropes run rampant throughout the so called 'embarrassment of riches' that is the 2017 TV landscape. However A 'Prestige Trope' isn't inherently a bad thing. Bateman (Ozark's star and director) flirts with some basic 'prestige tropes' but instead of falling face first into them, Bateman deftly subverts them. Compare Ozark first season against Breaking bad's slow burn of a first season, and we see two shows with similar premises and thematic elements however these show are vastly different. Obviously BB season 1 wins against Ozark season 1 in most conceivable categories (particularly in style, balance and protagonist character development) however Ozark's first season IMO comes ahead of BB s01 when it comes to pacing, cast wide character development and episode-to-episode entwining of thematic and symbolic elements with their plot.

    Inversely I foresee the potential for underestimation to mislead many a-viewers to overlook this wonderful series--thinking this is anything like bloodlines (yuck, I get bored and a bad taste in my mouth just saying it). While Ben Mendelsohn is acting gift from the TV gods, bloodlines is a steaming pile of boredom. I almost skipped Ozark because I assumed from a trailer that Ozark would just be a snarkyer Bloodlines with high caliber actors. I was thankfully very very wrong. Ozark May make you want to grab a triple beam scale or a graphic calculator but I guarantee after watching you'll never climb out of water and onto a dock the same way again.
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  3. First off, I hate Marvel. I haven't really liked a Marvel movie since Blade. With that said, this **** ain't bad at all! Maybe it's theFirst off, I hate Marvel. I haven't really liked a Marvel movie since Blade. With that said, this **** ain't bad at all! Maybe it's the budget, but the action isn't cgi garbage, the seasons being dozens of episodes lead to decent pacing. And best of all, they don't spend a huge chunk of their time trying to tie DareDevil into a bigger series. Oh, and Jon Bernthal as the Punisher is FANTASTIC.

    The only time you see this show makes you go, "Oh God no" is the child acting. Young DareDevil, young Electra are just awful.
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  4. Arrested Development seasons 1-3 are legendary. They should be sent into outer space to show some alien species that humankind is worth notArrested Development seasons 1-3 are legendary. They should be sent into outer space to show some alien species that humankind is worth not destroying. With that said, season 4 is unwatchable. Full Review »
  5. First off, I hate Marvel. I haven't really liked a Marvel movie since Blade. With that said, this **** ain't bad at all! Maybe it's theFirst off, I hate Marvel. I haven't really liked a Marvel movie since Blade. With that said, this **** ain't bad at all! Maybe it's the budget, but the action isn't cgi garbage, the seasons being dozens of episodes lead to decent pacing. And best of all, they don't spend a huge chunk of their time trying to tie DareDevil into a bigger series. Oh, and Jon Bernthal as the Punisher is FANTASTIC.

    The only time you see this show makes you go, "Oh God no" is the child acting. Young DareDevil, young Electra are just awful.
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