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Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Ozark'

Updated April 15, 2021 89 votes 41 voters 2.0k views3 items

All the seasons of Ozark have been suspenseful, but which seasons really stand out? Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) moves his family to the Ozarks to lay low while laundering money for the cartel. Some of the most memorable episodes of Ozark come from different seasons, so picking the top season isn't easy. Some Ozark seasons focus on Marty's conflicts with the cartel, while other good seasons reveal rifts within the Byrde family and their problems within the community they've moved to. To determine once and for all what the best seasons of Ozark are, let's rank every Ozark season from best to worst.

A unique crime drama created by Bill Dubuqe and Mark Williams, Ozark premiered on Netflix on July 21, 2017. The series has received 14 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and each season has gained higher ratings on Rotten Tomatoes than the previous season. Ozark will end following its forth and final season that will air in two parts.

Vote up your favorite seasons of Ozark, and vote down any seasons that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you loved any individual episodes. Is your favorite season of Ozark not as high as it should be? Be sure to vote it up so it rises to the top. It can be hard to put one Ozark season over the other when there are so few seasons (and so many double-crosses packed into each one), which is why you can vote on however many seasons you like.

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    Ozark - Season 1

    The first season of Ozark premiered on July 21, 2017, and contains 10 episodes. This season introduces viewers to The Byrdes and their illegal family business. 

    This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "Blue Cat," "Kaleidoscope," and "The Toll."

    Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

    • The Byrdes meet the Langmores after moving from Chicago to the Ozarks.
    • Ruth makes a sacrifice to protect Marty.
    • Del and The Snells have a contentious meeting.


    Great season?
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    Ozark - Season 3

    The third season of Ozark premiered on March 27, 2020, and contains 10 episodes. This season finds the Byrdes in the middle of a cartel war.

    This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "Wartime," "BFF," and "All In."

    Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

    • Marty gets kidnaped by the cartel.
    • Frank Jr. attacks Ruth.
    • Marty, Wendy, and Helen attend Navarro's son's second baptism.
    Great season?
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    Ozark - Season 2

    The second season of Ozark premiered on August 31, 2018, and contains 10 episodes. This season follows the ups and downs of the uneasy partnership between the Byrdes and the Snells.

    This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "The Precious Blood of Jesus," "Game Day," "The Gold Coast."

    Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

    • Rachel returns to the Blue Cat.
    • Buddy's health declines.
    • Jacob and Darlene turn on each other.
    Great season?