Is ‘Ozark’ Super-Bitch Mom Wendy the Greatest Karen of All?

Wendy Byrde. That name alone strikes fear into the hearts of men, women, and children. The modern version of a mob boss’ wife on Netflix’s drug cartel money-laundering drama Ozark is stern, serious, and allergic to bullshit. But is the tough-as-nails character (played to perfection by Laura Linney) a Karen?

We took a deep dive into the inner workings of Mrs. Byrde and pitted her traits to those of the stereotypical Karen to see if she truly fits America’s most-hated female archetype. Scroll on and see if you agree with our analysis of this stone-cold matriarch.

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