Trouble in Missouri
Over on my Forbes blog, I wrote a bit about why I enjoyed "Ozark." It's dark, it's violent, and it's surprising. A financial planner gone bad doesn't sound interesting -- but it's the underbelly that's fun.
Financial planners are fun
"Hey, I've got this great idea for a show about a financial advisor, and --." Somehow, everyone in the room at your pitch meeting has already fallen asleep. The reality of "Ozark" demonstrates the opposite, though. Instead, a knack for enterprising approaches to doing deals is what makes Marty able to survive when -- well, people start getting killed in gruesome ways, the family must relocate from Chicago to the Ozarks in order to launder a massive amount of dirty money, and a pregnant, half-naked stripper appears. Who knew finance could be so ... edgy?