Great! He has a sex scene and a torture scene. He survives both. He meshes fine dramatic acting with tinges of his signature smart-aleck sense of humor to play a conflicted family man and add levity to the darkness. He also directed the hell out of four episodes, including the pilot and finale.
Who else should I pay attention to here?
The whole cast is strong, but Laura Linney, as Marty's wife, and Jason Butler Harner's undercover fed are especially convincing in their roles. The best part of the show, hands down, is Julia Garner as Ruth Langmore, a young spitfire turned redneck family don turned Byrde frenemy.
This sounds kinda good. Should I binge it ASAP?
It is good, but maybe knock this show out over the course of a few nights. Ozark delivers nine nearly hour-long episodes and one 80-minute finale. You'll want a couple breathers.