I initially told myself that I wasn’t going to binge-watch the second season of Netflix’s Bloodline, but that turned out to be a fail. If you aren’t familiar with this show, then take a look at the following trailer.
Looks good, right? It is good. Created by Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler, and Daniel Zelman, Bloodline is a thriller that follows the Rayburn family from down-home, everyday drama to “ish just got real,” The First 48 drama. The premise of this series is centered around the black sheep of the family, Danny Rayburn. When Danny comes back home for his parents’ wedding anniversary, his intentions to stay and help the family are met with reluctance due to his reputation. Well, Danny stays anyway and that’s when the drama starts to unfold; and not just the issues of the present, but also the dark secrets of the past. I mentioned in a previous post that I’m not one to spoil a television series, so I’m just going share my feelings on this show and log off.
When I think of family dramas, I typically think of the uber-wealthy families that keep secrets about infidelities, the embezzlement of money, or illegal tradings with some secret agent in Dubai. Well, not this family; they are successful but very relatable to the everyday person. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed everything about this show. The acting, cinematography, and the overall tone of this series make it epic, but the way that the story about this family is told is what really got me hooked. The creators of the show will literally spoon-feed bits and pieces of a scene to you, which makes the ending of an episode that much more enjoyable because you have to watch everything in order to connect the dots. As a matter of fact, they’ve done that with the entire first and second season. Oh, and the performances from the main cast, particularly Ben Mendelsohn’s (Danny Rayburn) character, will grab your attention and keep that level of suspense & emotion so high that you’ll be annoyed at times that the episode ended.
I’d recommend this show to anyone who’s looking for a juicy drama that’s not too pretentious but not too slow either. Just try not to be like me and burn through an entire season in less than 48 hours. You’ll just disappoint yourself. And while I wait for the next season of The Walking Dead, I’m going invest some time into a few of the other Netflix originals. Fuller House, maybe? Nah…don’t have the patience.
Until Next Time…