We finished watching Bloodline this past week and I must say I was very disappointed with the ending. The creators of the series reportedly had five or six seasons in mind but as we all know, it was turfed by Netflix after three.
Season One was epic. We quickly discovered how dysfunctional the Rayburn family was. It was a great season that very well may have been difficult to repeat. Maybe the story ran it course but more certainly could have been done with the final episodes. S03E09 was awful. All filler. So confusing and unnecessary. And the final episode felt rushed with so much left hanging. The entire season did. What really happened? Could we not have been given proper closure? Or does it leave some hope for Sony to take over with Season Four?
Anyway, as with most television series and movies, music is essential to the storytelling process. More so now than ever. The film score and songs create a certain mood or atmosphere. They help give scenes more meaning and emotion. I always find myself paying just as much attention to the music in the background as I do to what’s happening during a particular scene. And quite often, I would discover some great music I had never heard before.
Bloodline is no exception. The Kinks. Hendrix. Black Sabbath. There are many surprises too, including “Out In The Cold” by Dixie Witch and “Don’t Tell Me How To Live” by Monster Truck. And I had never heard of a band called Pontiak before. “Innocence” is a great track that appeared at a perfect time in Season One.
So here is a playlist I compiled consisting of some of the best tracks from Bloodline.