The Byrdes and their teenage kids, Charlotte and Jonah, are, for all intents and purposes, an ordinary family with ordinary lives. Except for the job of Marty, a Chicago financial advisor who also serves as the top money launderer for the second largest drug cartel in Mexico. When things go awry, Marty must uproot his family from the skyscrapers of Chicago and relocate to the lazy lake region of the Missouri Ozarks.
Did You Know?
Jason Bateman took the role of Marty Byrde because he wanted to act in a serious role and felt he was typecast as a straight man in comedies. See more
It is very unrealistic that none of the major characters smoke cigarettes. Likely smokers would be Darlene and Snell, and especially Wendy, Ruth, and Rachel. Ruth does mention that she went to a store to "pick up her smokes." See more