Family tragedy deftly portrayed in 'Bloodline'

March 20, 2015 12:32 AM

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Family tragedy deftly portrayed in 'Bloodline'

It's hard to think of many stories that open with such a monstrously sobering, almost unbearable sense of impending doom as Bloodline, Netflix's latest original production. The series wastes no time telling us that it will be a tragedy, a horrible, deeply affecting story about the destruction of a family, and a compelling lesson in fatalism.

An intricately drawn and superbly cast portrait of a family in crisis that evokes Raymond Carver and James Dickey, Bloodline has the feel, the imaginative reach and aesthetic depth and resonance of a novel.

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