Bloodline: Season 2 (2016)


Season 2

Critics Consensus

Despite impressive performances and attractive cinematography, Bloodline's second season fails to recapture its predecessor's dramatic intrigue.



Critic Ratings: 19


Audience Score

User Ratings: 529
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Air date: May 27, 2016
Air date: May 27, 2016
Air date: May 27, 2016
Air date: May 27, 2016
Air date: May 27, 2016
Air date: May 27, 2016
Air date: May 27, 2016
Air date: May 27, 2016
Air date: May 27, 2016
Air date: May 27, 2016

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Critic Reviews for Bloodline Season 2

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (6)

As guilty pleasure the Netflix romp continues to go down easily. Just don't expect anything beyond surface level chills and thrills.

May 26, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

At 10 episodes, season two should have had a tighter storyline, but what we got instead was a long, drawn out plot that at times seemed to make up mysteries on the spot in an effort to be just as mysterious as the first season.

Jun 3, 2016 | Rating: 6.5/10 | Full Review…

Bloodline's second season looks slicker, tighter, leaner, and just more confident than its debut.

Aug 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Chandler's charisma comes into full flourish in Bloodline.

Dec 9, 2016 | Full Review…

The acting is still top-notch, but the material is not.

Sep 21, 2016 | Full Review…

Tense family drama.

Mar 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Well, that's that. The second season of Bloodline is officially a disappointment. Despite strong performances throughout, this year's story never felt as confident as the first.

Jun 7, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Guilt, paranoia, and mystery are all on center stage during the season's opening hour... the necessary elements to once again hook viewers on the story of truly dysfunctional Rayburn family.

Jun 3, 2016 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The show's darker tone gives its powerhouse cast more to play with. The Rayburns are no longer just a family with a difficult brother, or good people who did a bad thing. Maybe they're much, much worse.

Jun 1, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Everything is framed with such purpose, imbued with meaning and mood. The gorgeous cinematography of Bloodline is one thing that keeps season two looking and feeling like season one.

May 30, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Bloodline: Season 2

  • Jul 09, 2019
    Just loved it. The whole series kept me on the edge of my seat. Wanting more!!!!!!!
  • May 19, 2019
    what a fantastic season 1. and then the idiots kill off danny, the only real hook in the series. actually, the whole thing screamed for a few seasons with danny as center of it all, then bring an unbelievable twist. nope. game over.
  • Sep 12, 2018
    Bloodline Season 2 was better than the first. More action, more lies, and a stronger storyline. Although it is sad to see Mendelsohn essentially not a part of the cast, Cardellini picks up and shows her talents in this season. It is sort of a nail biter. The show does a good job at keeping you from making your mind up as to whether you love, hate or love to hate the characters.
  • Jan 30, 2018
    Another strong season from Bloodline. Lacking the first seasons intrigue but twisting the lives of the Rayburn family for our amusement. Pleasantly surprised by this season, very gripping and deserves more plaudits.
  • Jan 22, 2018
    Most of the critics here seem to be whining about 'how long it all took' - but that's where all the tension lies! It's not supposed to be a quick paced show. But I guess if you missed that then you've missed the entire experience really.
  • Aug 23, 2017
    This season gets interesting and is more on your toes style. New characters are introduced, new problems arrive and old ones come to the surface.
  • Jun 10, 2017
    Setting, costuming, cast, acting & character development are excellent! The plot unfolded, slowly, but interestingly, in the first season. The second season is tediously slow! It's so slow, I have to keep rewinding episodes because I fall asleep. My biggest critique- the actress Jacinda Barett's character, Diana, should have been written as being Australian in incorporated into her character because her American accent is very spotty and it's distracting. I could tell after her first scene that she's Australian. The score is annoying. I hate the new trend of using high- pitched, resonant, sounds.
  • May 28, 2017
    I can handle Season 2, but not with the same compelling interest as Season 1.
  • Oct 28, 2016
    More than most, this show completely lost the thread in Season 2. Did they replace the writers? Despite strong cast additions, the characters - new and old - do not ring true. They say things people don't say, do things people don't do, and really don't advance a story that makes any sense.
  • Sep 11, 2016
    Loved it...kept my interest. Wish it wasn't over in 10 episodes.

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