TV Review: Ozark (Netflix) – Season One

Created by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams for Netflix, the first season of Ozark follows financial advisor Marty (Jason Bateman), his wife Wendy (Laura Linney), and their children, who are forced to relocate from Chicago to a summer resort community in the Lake of the Ozarks after a money-laundering scheme for a Mexican drug cartel goes wrong. To make amends, Marty proposes to set up a bigger laundering operation, but they soon become entangled with local criminals and the Kansas City Mafia.

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TV Review: Dirty John (Netflix)

Created by Alexandra Cunningham and based on a true story, Dirty John aired on Netflix in February 2019 and is based on the articles and breakout true-crime podcast from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard. The series tells the story of how the seemingly perfect life of Debra Newell (Connie Britton) is disrupted as she falls for a handsome doctor, John Meehan (Eric Bana). But when their fast-tracked romance creates tension between Debra and her two daughters Terra (Julia Garner) and Veronica (Juno Temple), leaving the girls no choice but to investigate the man who has swept their mother off her feet, their lives spiral into secrets, denial, manipulation, and ultimately, a fight for survival for an entire family.

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