Bloodline: Season 1 (2015)

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While Bloodline's tricky timeline detracts from the potency of the story and its characters, the show remains an addictive, tightly drawn brainteaser framed on a believable canvas.

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Critic Ratings: 48

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User Ratings: 976

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Air date: Mar 20, 2015

Series premiere of a drama set in the Florida Keys, where a close-knit clan's lives are upended with the return of a prodigal brother who opens up old wounds among them.

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Air date: Mar 20, 2015

After an accident, old wounds are exposed, and further complications mount between Danny and his family.

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Air date: Mar 20, 2015

Unsure of Robert's condition, Danny has second thoughts about staying in Islamorada, while Meg becomes overwhelmed with personal and professional obligations.

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Air date: Mar 20, 2015

Danny's new role at the inn results in some family adjustments, while John and Marco uncover a torched boat that links to their murder investigtion.

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Air date: Mar 20, 2015

A sudden tragedy leaves the Rayburn clan shaken, while John's search for evidence turns up something disturbing from the family's past.

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John tries to keep Danny in the fold, but Danny discovers an unsettling truth about the past, while Meg enlists a new client and Kevin's personal life is in transition.

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Air date: Mar 20, 2015

John and Marco turn up a lead in their investigation, while Meg tries to help Carlos and Kevin opens up to Danny.

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Air date: Mar 20, 2015

After being robbed, Kevin recovers at Sally's place, while Danny enters a deal with Carlos, and John and Marco identify one of the murder victims.

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The DEA becomes involved in John's murder investigation, while tensions rise between Meg and Danny as John looks into his past.

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Meg and Sally continue planning for the wedding, while John and Marco's investigation points toward Danny.

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Season 1 of this drama series about a wealthy family who run a successful beachside hotel in the Florida Keys begins as Danny Rayburn (Ben Mendelsohn), the prodigal oldest brother and black sheep of the clan, shows up . The Rayburns are forced to decide Danny's role in the family when his reappearance triggers a return to his long history of illicit behavior and illegal business ventures . John Rayburn (Kyle Chandler), the deputy sheriff of the county, and his younger siblings, Meg and Kevin (Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz), attempt to keep their brother under control while preventing dark secrets from the family's past from being revealed. The cast also features Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard and Jacinda Barrett.

Cast & Crew

Linda Cardellini
Meg Rayburn
Enrique Murciano
Marco Diaz
Sam Shepard
Robert Rayburn
Jacinda Barrett
Diana Rayburn
Norbert Leo Butz
Kevin Rayburn
Jamie McShane
Eric O'Bannon
Kyle Chandler
John Rayburn
Ben Mendelsohn
Danny Rayburn
Sissy Spacek
Sally Rayburn
Daniel Zelman
Executive Producer
Glenn Kessler
Executive Producer
Todd A. Kessler
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Bloodline Season 1

All Critics (48) | Top Critics (32)

Chandler's John Rayburn may not be able to see what's coming next, but binge-happy Netflix subscribers certainly can. A lighter touch is needed when the space between episodes is seven seconds, not seven days.

Mar 19, 2015 | Full Review…

A certain amount of trust has to go with Bloodline. The team behind it is first-rate, the actors too. And because this is a project designed for binge-watching, maybe the pace will work in its favor.

Mar 19, 2015 | Full Review…

The premiere left me a little concerned that the overheated dialogue and drawn-out mysteries of Bloodline would frustrate me too much in the long run. By the end of the third episode, I would have dropped my plans for the day to watch at least one more.

Mar 17, 2015 | Full Review…

Rarely do we escape the distinctly depressed insular universe of the Reynolds' family, making for an experience both intoxicating and claustrophobic.

Mar 4, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

That noir family dynamic is what makes this show tick. The flashbacks smartly give the audience access to those magic mirrors. We get to understand what the Rayburns see when they look at each other. And like them, we have no idea who can we trust.

Nov 11, 2015 | Full Review…

Buoyed by a bravura performance from Australian Ben Mendelsohn... as prodigal son Danny Rayburn, Bloodline is an absorbing, fractious family drama that captivates despite giving away Season 1's major development in the very first hour.

Apr 15, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

With Bloodline there is an emotional ups and downs from the desire to see the next chapter. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Six episodes in, with the atmosphere swinging between portentous and over-pumped, the suspicion that you are watching a guilty pleasure dressed up as something more sophisticated is hard to dispel.

Jan 23, 2018 | Full Review…

That's what makes Bloodline special. Storylines are introduced gradually, over the course of several episodes, and left to simmer on their own until they reach a boiling point.

Oct 25, 2016 | Full Review…

With its dark ambience, stony performances and deliberate pace, Bloodline has a dastardly reticence to it that may turn off viewers. But once the series starts to get its claws into you, a long night of binge-watching seems inevitable.

Mar 19, 2015 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

From a plot standpoint, Bloodline is completely flat, using its shifting timelines as a trick to make mundane developments seem more ominous than they really are.

Mar 18, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Through it all, Bloodline sucks you in and keeps your nerves in a vise.

Mar 18, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Bloodline: Season 1

  • Dec 22, 2020
    Outstanding entertainment. Great story, seemingly great family, great setting and plot. It had me and my wife on the edge of our seats throughout the whole series!! Hoping for a 4th season!!
  • Jul 05, 2020
    Phenomenal! One of the best shows on Netflix. It's a slow burn but well worth it. Highly recommend.
  • May 25, 2020
    Good job. Almost as good as Ozarks.
  • May 24, 2020
    Underrated show with stellar acting. The show runs slow for some, but builds. Fantastic character development.
  • Apr 16, 2020
    10 out of 10. Gripping storytelling. The characters and acting are superb. Can't stop watching. Currently binge watching on Netflix. Love it! Completed season 1 thus far.
  • Apr 05, 2020
    Love the beachy vibe and pretty cool story line..
  • Mar 15, 2020
    Finally cought this. This was great. Good suspense.
  • Sep 01, 2019
    Driven by an absolutely amazinging perfect performance by Ben Mendelsohn backup by a strong cast that also more than just deliver but excels, this family tragedy is hard stop watching, and hard to forget.
  • Jul 09, 2019
    Once I started watching I couldn't stop.!!!! Simply amazing, great binge tv!!!! Love the Rayburns!!!
  • Sep 12, 2018
    Bloodline was always referred to as a slow burn, and it does burn slow at the start. The acting is great, and the setting is wonderful for all Florida Keys lovers. It takes a while to figure out the backstory, but turns out to be an enjoyable psychological type show. Chandler is a great actor as is Mendelsohn. The rest of the cast does well also.

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