With three seasons available to watch on Netflix, Bloodline is an intense, dark family drama that explores just how far some people are willing to go to protect the reputation of their family, even if it's a brother that's threatening to unravel the secrets of the past. The plot of the show focuses on the Rayburn family who, on the surface seemingly have it all. There's the beautiful coastal house/hotel, the tight knit family relationships, happy marriages etc…but that's only on the surface. Dig a little deeper and all is not quite what it seems with plenty of skeletons hidden in a lot of closets.
John, Kevin, Danny and Meg are the four siblings and when Danny, the black sheep in the family, returns uninvited to celebrate the 45th wedding anniversary of his parents, all holy hell breaks loose. We quickly learn that someone gets murdered with no idea who done it and through a series of flashbacks both short and long-term we look at the events leading up to the incident through the eyes of each person involved. Continuing to cause trouble and friction Danny is the thorn in the family's side and desperate to get rid of him, John Rayburn manages to convince him to leave. But of course he doesn't because that would be the end of the story!
Instead we witness the unravelling of a family as each are pushed to their limit trying to cope with and clean up one Danny disaster after another. Who dies? Who did it? That's the thread that runs through each of the 13 episodes in the first season. The second season deals with the fallout of the murder and the third season ties it all together. There's no disputing that Bloodline started off as a huge success. It was engaging, borderline addictive and had enough twists and turns to give a helter skelter a run for it's money. Seasons two and three weren't as well received but that doesn't mean it's not worth watching. Kyle Chandler is superb in it, in fact most of the characters are brilliantly portrayed, flaws and all. If you haven't seen it just know that it takes a couple of episodes to get in to it properly.