Netflix’s Ozark – This Generation’s “Deliverance”?

Just as Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws” made audiences of the 70s afraid to swim in the ocean, John Borman’s “Deliverance” put a caution in city slickers to not venture too far off the paved highways.

Netflix is apparently reviving the country horror genre with a new series staring Jason Bateman, called “Ozark,” to put a little scare into urbanites who’ve only looked down on middle America from their safe passenger set from 30,000 feet.



Personally, I hope they make more shows about folks in the country introducing city dwellers to a different lifestyle. It helps keep them out of the woods in reality.

13 Comments on Netflix’s Ozark – This Generation’s “Deliverance”?

  1. They also had the homophobic hill billy who you throws caution to the wind to have a torrid affair with another man. Reality as they’d like it to be on top of all the stenotypes, and unintelligence on display along with Don’t Tread on Me Flags. Pretty much what they think of your typical Trump voter.

  2. @anon
    We watched it because of Jason Bateman and it was a good tense drama as the previews indicated. However, too many cringe worthy scenes (sex and violence) that we watched plenty of the show with a hand up to block the TV.

    “I don’t want to see that!”

    Better Call Saul’s next season can’t get here soon enough!

  3. I really enjoyed Winter’s Bone, a few years ago with an early 20’s Jennifer Lawrence. The opening scene brought back heart-wrenching memories of people I met in the Appalachians, and what seemed to be an honest, gritty story.

  4. Jes listen to a story bout a man named Jed
    Poor mountaineer barely kept his fam’ly feed
    Then one day he was shootin’ at some food
    When up from the ground came some bubblin’ crud
    oil, that is, black gold, Texas tea…

  5. I was born and raised in Appalachia. Now I live in a city. The city is far more uncomfortable in reality than the ridiculous country stereotypes fantasized in popular entertainment.

    I watched the first episode of Ozark. Meh.

    That being said, please keep Ned Beatty in your prayers.

  6. Oh, almost forgot this old whitewater kayaker joke.

    Q: What’s the difference between an opossum and a canoer?

    A: You can’t make an opossum squeal like a pig when you sodomize it. (RIP William Nealy)

  7. Haven’t seen the show (won’t, in fact) but I do live in Ozark Co. MO.

    ALL our criminals are white. More meth labs per square mile than any other place on Earth. Just about anything good, bad, and indifferent can be found here, in one degree or another. We got Hillbillies, Rednecks, Oxford Dons, PhDs, Successful businessmen, and Dismal failures all living within gunshot of each other.

    No point to this, really, except that if the show keeps the maggots from infesting us, then I would call it a success.

    izlamo delenda est …

  8. Actually the show wasn’t too bad. Many of these “hillbillies” were wise to the city slicker’s fast talk to con them out of their businesses. There was only 1 gay hillbilly who tried to stay in the closet. He was entrapped by a crooked gay FBI agent who illegally found an arrest years ago as he was looking for dirt to compromise a family.

    I expected to be hit over the head with left wing propaganda but was pleasantly surprised.

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