Created by Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman
Starring Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Sissy Spacek

By Ben McEachen

Fact: this Netflix potboiler sounds less than gripping. Adult siblings squabble while family mysteries snowball. Shrug. But from the first episode's brazen glimpse of where we're going, a freshened batch of intrigue and insight heats up. Key to success is the quartet embodying the siblings' dynamics, differences and destructiveness. Kyle Chandler, Linda Cardellini and Norbert Leo Butz smash it but renaissance man Ben Mendelsohn steals it. His ruthless but empathic prodigal brother glues everything together, even the rushed finale.

The review was originally published in Empire magazine's TV Special, 2015. For more Empire, click here.


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