Netflix’s Bloodline proves worthwhile

Netflixs Bloodline proves worthwhile

Charlie Blumenthal, Staff Reporter

Netflix has an impressive plethora of self-produced TV shows unveiled only on their website. Shows such as Orange is the New Black and House of Cards prove that the TV show experience can be just as fulfilling, if not more so, without actually being shown on TV. Netflix’s most recent premiere, Bloodline, is no different.

The story revolves around the Rayburns, a large, well respected family residing in contemporary Key Largo. Three siblings, John, Kevin, and Meg Rayburn live happily in the Keys. All three have semi-stable lives/careers, and they support their parents in running a beach hotel built by their father earlier in his life. Things become complicated, however, when their outcast brother, Danny, returns home for the 45th anniversary celebration of the hotel. Danny, with his own troubled past, reveals dark aspects the family history, and ultimately tests the strength and loyalty of his siblings.

Bloodline is packed with an all-star cast, most notably Kyle Chandler as John Rayburn, Sam Shepard as the father, Robert Rayburn, and Sissy Spacek as the mother, Sally Rayburn. The acting in general is superb, as the cast does a great job in conveying their characters’ strained relationships and family bonds. In addition to immersive acting, the plot itself is gripping, intense, and full of unexpected twists, which all help make Bloodline another Netflix homerun.