Spindrift: Bloodline

Kyle Chandler (John Rayburn) and Ben Mendelsohn (Danny Rayburn) in the Netflix Original Series BLOODLINE. Photo Credit: Saeed Adyani © 2014 Netflix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

If you’re familiar with Netflix you’ve probably heard of Bloodline. If you don’t know what this is, it’s a drama TV show that follows a family called the Rayburns and slowly unravels their dark past.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve watched this series with my family and we just finished it this week. It’s definitely one of the best series I’ve seen on Netflix so far. The acting is phenomenal and I found myself comparing my family members to theirs to see the similarities in how they react with one another. This isn’t the kind if show that will just tell you everything from the get go. From episode-to-episode you have to piece together information in order to follow the story.

The series can seem slow at times but the dialogue between characters is so raw that it makes up for “boring” segments. Every character acts how you would expect a real person to act and every character has multiple layers to their personality. As soon as you think you know a character something new will be revealed. Hints towards the ending are cleverly scattered throughout episodes and never feel too out of place.

After finally putting everything in place you feel rewarded in a way that not many series can pull off. Another season of Bloodline is on the way and I can’t wait to see how it evolves in the future. Since it’s a show based on a family there are so many different paths that it can follow and so many characters and themes that it can bring to the table. I wouldn’t recommend this series to those who are looking for an action packed show that lets you know everything off the bat, but if you’re looking for a clever, raw, and mysterious TV show Bloodline may just be what you’re looking for so go check it out.

From here on out, this article will contain spoilers from Bloodline.

Now, for those of you who have already watched the show here are some of my other thoughts.

First off, every time that Danny interacted with his siblings and threatened them the acting really shined. Danny’s character was so perfectly crafted into being someone that you feel for yet at the same time see as a kind of villain. At first John may seem like a perfect hero but as we come to find out no one is really all black or white. I really wished that we could have seen what Danny wrote for the family reunion but perhaps it will be revealed in a later season.

I thought that the season finale was a good way to wrap up the story in a rewarding way but still give the viewers something to look forward to. The reveal that Danny had a son this whole time is something that definitely gets me amped up for the next season. It raises questions like weather or not Danny even knew he had a son or why he abandoned him.

Tell me, in the comments if you think Danny did or didn’t know about his son and what you think the next season will bring.

Thanks for reading.

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