So goes the tagline to Netflix’s latest (and personally, I think, the greatest even better than House of Cards that I raved about here) original program. Bloodline. If you haven’t seen it, then I feel sincerely sorry for you. It is the story of a family struggling to deal with the sudden reappearance of the black sheep eldest child, Danny, a sorry, drugged out, shiftless, no holds barred creepy, black sheep. Four siblings (and a hidden secret about a sibling), two parents, and a beautiful inn on the Key’s Island of Islamorada. Which has now surged to the top of my ‘must travel to’ list. It is a real place, but I’d be more than hesitant to visit in the dark, you might just come across Danny, and no one wants that.
Danny has a secret, he hates his family. They shunned him (in his mind) after the death of Sarah, the fifth Rayburn sibling. He’s back, and he wants retribution for the wrongs his siblings and parents have done to him. But someone gets hurt, someone dies, someone gets blackmailed, someone lies, cheats, steals, gets beaten up, robbed, and that’s just the first three episodes.
The story is full of secrets, half truths, hidden agenda’s, tempers – lots of tempers, and more than a few expletives. The ‘f’ word features very prominently, so if you don’t like language, then this isn’t the show for you. I have debated counting the number of times they say it in one episode, but I’m not sure I’d be able to count that high. Normally language like that is a huge factor in me pushing the stop button and moving on. But this show…it’s epically good. Intrigue. Suspense. Creepiness. Storyline. Bloodline.
It draws you in and you just can’t stop. One episode becomes one more, and one more, and one more….and before you know it you’ve downed the entire series in two days, you haven’t slept, showered, and you have no idea if your children are still alive.
It’s That Good.
I’ve watched it twice over, and I’m thinking it couldn’t hurt to watch it again. Just one more time. Or once more after that. After all, Season 2 is one whole long year away….