I finished watching the 13th and final episode of season one of Bloodline, the new drama from Netflix, who just keeps churning out these excellent shows.
I thought this might be a one-and-done, but they recently announced the show will be back for season two.
That explains a couple of things about the finale…which I won’t mention here.
I want you to watch it, of course, if you aren’t already. And here’s why.
- Ben Mendelsohn — Apparently he is a leading actor in his native Australia, but even as much as I watch movies and TV, his face was new to me. He is brilliant. Really. He quietly steals every scene on the strength of his character work alone.
- Water Torture — The show may take place at a hotel on the Florida Keys, but the layers of mystery that surround the family members are doled out in excruciatingly slow drips. And I love it. When you’re used to movie trailers giving away the entire film in less than two minutes, it’s nice to have a genuine surprise in every episode. This pacing fits the leisurely vacation location, too.
- Game of Thrones — Characters drop right and left; that’s why I thought the show was over in one season. The second year is going to be interesting, but I have faith in the strong–albeit bloodied–cast that remains.
So, add it to your Netflix queue. You will thank me!