Hello, My Movievaures! I hope you are doing great. I’m so glad to be back with one of my favorite thriller/dramas: Ozark, final season. It has been a hell of a ride with the Byrde family and I was absolutely looking forward to this fourth season which was amazingly promoted by Netflix for a couple of months now. So was it the ending this show deserved? Let’s get into it!
I don’t even know if I need to explain what the story is about, but I’ll do it anyway. There are no big spoilers here, but if you hate knowing anything about a show before watching it well…why are you here? (just kidding!). Ozark follows the Byrde family as they relocate from Chicago to a summer resort in the Ozarks in order to find a way to repay a drug lord the money he owns him after a money-laundering schema goes wrong.
This final season just shows how far the Byrde family is willing to go to protect their family, but also to protect their power. It is true that a significant stake for them for more than two seasons now is to get out of this huge mess they’ve been feeding for years now. None of the less what truly comes out from this last season is the fact that they’ve now become gangsters by choice and not by necessity. Some could argue that Wendy is the one instigating this, but when you see the final scene you understand that they are all in this together.
Of course, Ruth is a pillar of this show, and as always her character is one of the most interesting ones. However, I don’t feel quite satisfied with how her story ends. Maybe it seemed quite obvious she was going to pay for her actions, but it felt like a huge punishment for the vengeance she deserved to have. Especially when you see how few repercussions the Byrde family, as well as the Cartel, have after all the monstrosities they’ve done. Unless… this is actually the most important message from this show: good guys don’t win.
This final season was indeed good, but to be honest it didn’t quite feel like an ending. Part 1 had better momentum and I actually felt like it could lead to a proper conclusion, but Part 2 was rushed and I didn’t quite understand why all of the sudden the writers needed to speed up everything without proper development. Anyways, as usual, it is hard to end a story that has been so successful and just a few creators managed to do it (of course I’m talking about Breaking bad!), but it was not a disrespectful and awful ending for these unsettling characters.
This is all for today My Movievaures. Let me know in the comments down below if you are also a huge fan of Ozark and your thoughts on this final season. Where you happy or disappointed? I’ll be back next week for a new review, but in the meantime don’t forget to check The Movievaures Instagram (the_movievaures) for more news. See ya!