“Fighting for your life makes every other thing you ever did before seem extremely dull.”

This line is spoken by Wendy Byrde (Laura Linney) in the penultimate episode of Ozark’s third season, which hit Netflix on Friday. It’s a line that cuts to the core of what makes Wendy, her husband Marty (Jason Bateman), and the show around them tick. In its first season, Ozark plunged viewers into the world of the Byrdes and their Missouri money-laundering operation. From the moment a Mexican drug lord knelt Marty down and put a gun to his head in the pilot episode, we’ve been watching him talk and scheme his way out of certain death.

Subsequent episodes and seasons have seen Wendy take on an increasingly prominent role within the criminal enterprise that is keeping her and Marty and their two kids alive (for now). Ozark lost some momentum in its second season as its pace slowed, but the show is back with a vengeance now, doing what it does best: namely, putting the Byrdes at the center of a volatile situation where things keep spiraling further out of control. This season, the dark drama pops with bigger emotional fireworks, thanks in no small part to the arrival of Wendy’s bipolar brother, Ben (Tom Pelphrey), who adds an unexpectedly moving human element to a show where characters regularly display an inhuman lack of empathy. Ben is the Fredo Corleone in this equation, ready to break his sibling’s heart and that of the viewer.

If you’re all caught up with your weekend Ozark binge, then let’s dive into the Lake of the Ozarks with spoilers.

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Ozark Season 3 Trailer

The third season of Ozark is coming to Netflix at the end of March. Even though Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy (Laura Linney) appear to be running a successful casino now, this is Ozark we’re talking about, and it’s not going to be smooth sailing for this couple. In fact, the casino only seems to be making things more complicated, putting this couple even more at odds (no pun intended). You’ll see what we mean in the Ozark season 3 trailer below. Read More »

Tales of the City trailer

With his Before trilogy, Richard Linklater proved himself king of making movies that take place years apart and feature the same characters aging in real time. But that’s not the only ongoing fictional story to use that approach.

A new Netflix show called Tales of the City will continue a television story which began as a 1993 adaptation of author Armistead Maupin‘s nine-novel series. Actresses Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis starred in that original TV miniseries and reprised their roles in follow-up shows in 1998 and 2001; now they’re back again in this next edition, picking up with Linney’s character returning to 28 Barbary Lane and reuniting with her family twenty years after leaving them behind.
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tales of the city trailer

Queer Eye may have finished its third season too soon, but Netflix has another touching, feel-good LGBT series to fill that gap. Tales of the City is an upcoming limited series that presents the next chapter in the adaptation of the nine-novel series by author Armistead Maupin. Linney reprises her role as Mary Ann Singleton, which she originated in the beloved 1993 miniseries, in Netflix’s Tales of the City, which finds Mary Ann returning to the city that she loved so dearly 20 years later. Watch the Tales of the City trailer below.

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Ozark season 2 trailer

Ozark returns for a darker second season — figuratively and literally. The blue-tinted Netflix drama starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney checks in with the Byrde family soon after the tense events of season 1, and things have only escalated.

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ozark season 2 trailer

The Byrde Family is back for Ozark season 2. Netflix’s dark, teal-tinted drama returns for its second season very soon, and the intense new Ozark season 2 trailer is here to prepare you for what’s to come. Watch the Ozark season 2 trailer below.

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Ozark trailer 2

I thought the teaser trailer for Jason Bateman and Laura Linney‘s dark new Netflix thriller Ozark looked intriguing, but I hadn’t seen anything yet. The streaming service has released a full trailer and this show is giving off some serious Breaking Bad vibes: a money launderer for the cartel gets in over his head, moves out of the city and heads to the Ozarks, and tries to stay one step ahead of an FBI agent while doing terrible things to save his family.

Watch the new Ozark trailer below.
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Ozark trailer

Jason Bateman‘s new Netflix showOzark, couldn’t look like a greater contrast to Arrested Development, his other Netflix series about an ethically dubious businessman. While Bateman’s comedy series is about keeping the family together, his new show is about keeping the family alive. The actor-director is behind the camera on Ozark as well. He executive produced the drama and directed four episodes of the first season, which will be released later this month.

Below, watch the Ozark trailer.

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fake warren g. harding biopic

The battle for late-night TV domination has been an ongoing one, but I think John Oliver has just taken the cake. At least for this round of “who can make the best joke about the closure of a wax museum of past presidents?”

John Oliver can. By buying five wax mannequins and recruiting four Academy Award nominees to star in a dramatic trailer for his fake Warren G. Harding biopic. And getting Anna Kendrick and Laura Linney to fight for the love of a creepy life-size replica of Warren G. Harding.

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Ozark trailer

I love watching great television shows. But at this point, the rate at which Netflix is dropping new content on its subscribers is almost aggressive. They’re starting to seem like the Joker in The Dark Knight, setting fire to massive piles of cash in a darkened warehouse for no reason other than that they enjoy the chaos of it all. They just want to watch the world burn. And yes, I’m fully aware that I’ve reached peak #firstworldproblems status: I’m actually angry about how many good new shows exist that I want to watch.

And now the streaming service has released a teaser trailer for a dark new drama starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney called Ozark, and damn it, this one also looks terrific. Watch the first Ozark trailer below.
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