(ESP-ENG) La maldad y el poder de la mano en Ozark y su final // Evil and power, hand in hand in Ozark and its ending.
Hello friends, good vibes to all.
Finally has finished its story one of the best series that we have been able to see in recent years by the hand of Netflix. I remember when I started the journey of Ozark I said to myself that it was very similar to Breaking Bad because of all the context, the characters and that thanks to one need after another always the Byrde family ended up deeper in trouble than I would like. I'm sure it won't be at this time but in the future that this series will be ranked as one of the best ever made, because even today I feel it's still very underrated.
In this last part of what was the fourth season, which was the final of the series, they wanted to give closure to all this tangle of power, money and family disputes that has been going on since the beginning of the series, what I don't know is if the way they did it was the one I liked the most. Obviously and in this type of opinions there will be hundreds of arguments and all different of why some people liked it, others not so much and another group not at all. I did like it but there were some details that made me a little noise. Let's talk then about the end of the Byrde family ride.
As I said, we are facing a second part of the season where we will give closure to all those stories and loose ends that are out there. On the one hand we have all the puzzle around Marty and Wendy and their relationship with the Omar Navarro cartel and the appearance of his nephew, Javier. Yes, new characters will appear in this environment that will make everything more complicated for this operation to continue, but that is where we will see what this pair is made of, especially Wendy. In addition to all this, which is already quite a lot, there will be a "family fight" over the whole Ben issue in which the Byrde's children Jonah and Charlotte will be involved; another of the ends that needed to be closed and they did it.
On the other hand, but not far from all of the above, we will see Ruth's reaction to what happened with Darlene and her cousin Wyatt, we will see her much more determined and less fearful than in the past and she will continue to be a pillar for this plot to achieve the closure it was looking for. She will have to make big decisions that will undoubtedly affect her future but, as always, she does everything without regrets. The truth is that this series or at least these last seven episodes have three axes, three points where all the weight of the plot rests: the Byrde, Ruth and the Cartel; all of them converging directly and indirectly to see who are the ones who really have the power.
This last season did not lose its essence with respect to what we had been seeing, on the contrary, I think it improved it because as the chapters went by and the story became deeper and more delicate, everything became murkier and denser than what I had seen it to be. I think this was partly due to the level of decisions that were made, the type of deals they wanted to close, which many of them exceeded the capabilities of those involved, bringing as a consequence everything you will see in this second part.
It is just as I say in the title of the publication, it all boils down to a struggle of power, influence and money where the one who has the most does not always come out on top. The winners are those who are better accommodated, those who think better and those who in the end have more guts to face possible setbacks. The plot remains unsettling from beginning to end, the tension never drops because there is ALWAYS a new issue to deal with, the unexpected is also something that is latent since we do not know what the reaction of the characters may be because they are all incredibly volatile and unpredictable. In short, the emotions and especially the cliffhanger are key pieces in this final part.
What remains the same is the way in which the series is presented to us in the sense of its cinematography, which is another of its great strengths. The scenes, the colors (very warm when we are in Mexico and cold when we are in the United States), the photography in general, everything is elaborated so that you get into the story and become part of it. It may seem silly but these elements help a lot to make the series more sober and deep.
What to say about the characters. I think Wendy (Laura Linney) is the crown jewel at least of this second part. It is very impressive how that actress handled all the necessary emotions Wendy was going through. The transformation of this character throughout the series being this final part the final result was epic, she went from being a simple employee of the system to a totally ruthless, controlling, manipulative and with pretensions of grandeur to the point that you get to hate her, that tells us how good an actress she is. I think and without fear of being wrong that we are facing one of the most detestable characters I've seen in a series or movie in a long time. So bravo to Laura Linney, I hope to see her get the awards she deserves because to say she deserves them is an understatement.
To talk about Ruth is to talk about excellence. Today Julia Garner is one of the best "young" actresses on television. What she did with this character is incredible, it is one that never gave up who she really is, she was always loyal to her way of being and her roots, when she had to be seen full of anger she was seen and when she had to cry and bring out the sensitive side we also saw her. A very complete character that despite everything I'm sure she won the hearts of all of us who watched this series. The most linear I would say it was Marty (Jason Bateman) that with all the good performances that gave us his character did not suffer so many significant changes. Perhaps in this second part, when he touches the power a little, if we observe him with a different temper; the excess of power changes people.
To conclude. A series that ends well but as I said it had a couple of details that seemed to me a little simple for what I could expect and what we were seeing of this plot. Clearly I can not say more because I would be falling into the dreaded spoilers but yes, there were a couple of things that I did not like much for the way they were given. What I can say is that evil can come represented in multiple forms and if you add to that the "infinite" power the result can be chilling. Does this detract from the merit of this brutal series? - No, not at all. For me it is one of the best I've seen and quite possibly I'll put it in my top 5 series of all time.
What are we going to rate? the finale or the whole series? - If it's the ending I give it an 8/10 but if we talk about the whole series I give it 9.5/10. It's perfect, it never declines, there was always something that left us speechless, the performances were first class, the evolution of the characters was something very top, the best, the plot was impressive, making that it never became tiresome and tedious is something to be thankful for.
As always I pass you the trailer of this second part which consists of seven episodes with a duration of 50 minutes to an hour approximately on the Netflix platform. If you have not finished it, do yourselves a favor and go. And if you haven't seen it, go without wasting any more time, thank me later.
¡Un abrazo a todos, nos leemos en la próxima!
Well my people that's all for today, I hope you liked it.
¡Hugs to all, see you next time!