Netflix continues to ‘wow’ viewers with new series that stand out amongst all cable television shows, making it a true leader in the television industry. Although “Bloodline” is from the same Netflix family as shows such as “Hemlock Grove,” “Orange Is The New Black,” & “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmitt,” the “Bloodline” plot stands all on its own. Let me explain to you why.
The concept of “Bloodline” hones in on a modern-day southern family in the Florida Keys that’s inner dysfunction becomes their fate. So, what do I mean by that? This family has been all well and fine until one of the siblings, Danny, comes back to town. With this character comes the inner destruction that casts a very dark cloud over the entire family. From the moment Danny comes back, none of their lives are ever going to be the same.
The show’s narrative comes from one of the brothers, detective John Rayburn, (who isplayed by Kyle Chandler (most known for “Friday Night Lights”). Throughout the show, John Rayburn hints at the ultimate destruction that his family falls to, but continues to tease the audience with what’s to come per episode. The mother (Sissy Spacek) and father (Sam Shephard), run the family business; which is a family-run hotel in the midst of the Florida Keys. The other two siblings, Kevin, (Norbert Leo Butz) the gruff, manual laborer, and Meg (Linda Cardellini), the lawyer, continue to play vital roles alongside John as the plot thickens.
So, who is the black sheep? Meet Danny (Ben Mendelsohn). As the outcasted brother who decided to come back to town, he’s troubled, aggravated with his family, and very calculated. As viewers will see as the plot thickens throughout the story, Danny’s character begins to unfold piece by piece until both the plot and his character have completely unraveled.
If you are into good television, a juicy story, and getting immersed in fictional tales; “Bloodline” should be next on your list of genius shows to get involved in. Trust me when I say that once you start, you are not going to be able to put that remote down. Cheers to a weekend full of good television, and if you do follow my advice — you’re welcome in advance.