I generally spend my summers marathoning anything dramatic and thriller like that I can find on Netflix or Hulu, and I think I have found a keeper. Netflix has. Done. It. Again. This time the drama takes place in the beautiful Florida Keys, a place I’d love to visit, but in the meantime, I’ll let Bloodline take me there.
Bloodline, created by the same people who brought us Damages (another one of my favorite series) is one of those shows that draws you in from the start. If it is not the always captivating Sissy Spacek, who plays Sally Rayburn the family matriarch who catches your attention, then it has to be her dreamy-eyed son John Rayburn, played by Kyle Chandler whom I have had a soft spot for ever since Friday Night Lights.
Bloodline features the Rayburns, a well-to-do family who owns and runs a quaint island inn in Islamorada. The Rayburns have made it; they have a beautiful family, a successful business, and they are well loved and respected, but there is more to the family, and that more is the sketchy older son and brother Danny Rayburn, played by Ben Mendelsohn. Danny is the “black sheep” of the family, and very quickly the audience becomes intrigued as to why this is the case.
The Rayburns, one by one, let you into their lives and their homes, and for some odd reason, you want to be there. As each chapter of their lives unfolds, you are there, feeling what they feel, and wanting what they want. You will find yourself thinking that you are a part of the Rayburn Clan, and you will take a side. The question is, will you choose the right side?
After meeting the Rayburns, I have to say that I have not watched a show this intense in a long time. If you are looking for that next drama to carry you away, choose one with as many secrets as it has beautiful scenery, and you’ll be hooked. Bloodline is a well-thought out thriller, and lucky for us, it’s only getting started. Netflix envisions 6 seasons, and I say bring them on, Netflix, bring them on.