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Many shows could not effectively continue if you removed the main character, and if the audience knows that, they know the character is not in real danger. Smarter shows, therefore, don't even try to pretend the main character might die.
I take your point, but (and I am belaboring my own point here), if you watched Gomorrah you would be amazed that Marco D'Amore was written out of the show due to the murder of his character. (I believe he requested it.) I was flabbergasted because even though the other main character continues Marco totally made the show for me. I didnít see how it could continue without him, but it does & successfully too.
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Yeah, when they can make it work they can score a real shocker of a moment. Cool when it happens. More viable in some shows than others, to be sure.

They could do it for Ozark fairly easily, I think. Marty would be the toughest to do it without, not from a narrative perspective, but just for the overall appeal of the show (he's also, at the moment, more likable than Wendy, even though she's very very compelling in a different way).
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⬆️ So what youíre saying is if thereís a pair one could disappear.

In Breaking Bad Walter would have to stay. Couldnít & wouldnít be a show without him. Carmela would have to go in The Sopranos.

Agree that Marty would have to stay. It wouldnít be a decent show without him. But I would also want Wendy to stay. I probably relate to the women more (I did the same in GOT) & Iím sad that Helen has gone since she was also very compelling. She was an unusual woman, to say the least.



Ozark seemed to fall apart gradually during season 3. Some of the bizarre change of directions I think of were just for that, with no true organic development with what characters may do, but moreso where the writers wanted them to end up at. Darlenes Mrs Robinsonesque story arc is strong in the dumbass and Marty's plan to flip a fed rather than flip himself borders on idiotic. Marty is too smart to be that stupid.


After LOST I have become hardened to outrageous twists in a storyline, and have little faith nowadays that a show will have it all make sense later. I do enjoy Batemans performance, and some others, but unless season 4 starts strong and makes sense doing it I'll probably abandon the show. I'll still give it that chance though.



⬆️ Good points. But the entire show is “bizarre” if you think about it. What rational parents would expose their children to such danger? They even considered (actually Wendy still does) taking a baby on board.



I started this like couple of weeks ago. I've only managed to watch four episodes during that time so it's quite safe to say that I'm not hooked. Then again, I never got any further than that into Breaking Bad either (and this is often compared to that, right?) so maybe it's just not for me.
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I started this like couple of weeks ago. I've only managed to watch four episodes during that time so it's quite safe to say that I'm not hooked. Then again, I never got any further than that into Breaking Bad either (and this is often compared to that, right?) so maybe it's just not for me.
I donít really see the connection between Ozark & Breaking Bad, but thatís just me.

I really love both shows & did right from the start. Are the shows more appealing to those of us in America rather than those who live in Europe like you do? I donít know.



I donít really see the connection between Ozark & Breaking Bad, but thatís just me.

I really love both shows & did right from the start. Are the shows more appealing to those of us in America rather than those who live in Europe like you do? I donít know.
I don't think it's a Europe vs America thing. At least I'm hearing mostly positive things about these shows locally as well. It's most likely just me.



4th season of Ozark will be the final season. It will comprise 14 episodes rather than 10.