Blood Drive: Season 1 (2017)

Season 1
Blood Drive

Critics Consensus

Blood Drive indulges its grindhouse elements with gleeful abandon - and balances its gory violence with smart, self-aware humor.



Critic Ratings: 20


Audience Score

User Ratings: 241
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Air date: Jun 14, 2017
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This drama series is set in a near-apocalyptic future where a massive earthquake has split the United States apart. As a result, water is scarce and gasoline prohibitively expensive. A police officer, Arthur Bailey (Alan Ritchson), is forced to partner up with Grace D'Argento (Christina Ochoa), a femme fatale with her own agenda. Together, they participate in a death race in which the cars run on human blood. As they make their way through the race, they find out that the corporation organizing the event has been involved in their own pasts as well.

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Critic Reviews for Blood Drive Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (11)

Kinky, witty, winking gorefest.

Jun 21, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

The cars run on human blood; the series runs on a wicked sense of humor.

Jun 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Blood Drive, SyFy's new series, isn't a television show so much as a mashup of everything that's ever offended the Parents Television Council.

Jun 15, 2017 | Full Review…

Officially, Syfy isn't subject to FCC rules, but what this weird-ass show gets away with goes well beyond anything you might have ever seen before.

Jun 15, 2017 | Full Review…

While it is no heir to what Rodriguez and Tarantino did, Blood Drive is an indulgent Grindhouse for all the modern direct-to-video goofiness and weirdness you can only watch at home now anyway.

Jun 14, 2017 | Full Review…

It's go-for-broke enjoyable mayhem for those who like that sort of thing. Just be sure to wait to watch until the kids are in bed.

Aug 10, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Turn it on for a satisfying snicker as we all pick up our briefcases and beat each other to death.

Jun 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Between the barebones plot, the wooden main characters and the lack of good satire, there's just not enough here to really justify the 13-episode treatment.

Jun 21, 2017 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

There's a lot of great television out there that in its elegant minimalism, nuanced commentary, and understated performances give us thoughtful examinations of the human condition ... Sometimes you just wanna watch some Bad Dudes get blood-drived.

Jun 16, 2017 | Full Review…

There's plenty of cinema du carsploitation fun to be had with this gonzo drive-in throwback involving killer vehicles gobbling up unsuspecting victims.

Jun 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Blood Drive: Season 1

  • 3d ago
    absolutely awesome.
  • Mar 12, 2018
    No idea why this got cancelled. Was such a good show.
  • Dec 26, 2017
    Gratuitous violence, sex and an interesting setting. This material feels like it came straight from a comic book. Its perverseness kept me entertained and wanting more.
  • Nov 26, 2017
    SyFy Grindhouse and BLOOD DRIVE accomplish everything it says it’s going to accomplish. This series is bloody disgusting, full of gore and ooze, shameless story-telling, sexually unfettered and frustrated in parts, and wholly depraved with lots of melodrama. Plus, the sets and costuming are great. From what I've read this is a one-off series, except at the end, the show (SyFy?) promises, Next: BLOOD WORLD.
  • Sep 29, 2017
    Absolutely Bad-Ass and amazing show! SO pissed it got cancelled!
  • Sep 08, 2017
    This was a great grindhouse style show. I'm surprised they are not doing another season, that being said they should have not done a continuation, but more like American horror story does. Also why the hell do they still base ratings on Nielsen? Most people have smart tvs can't they just see what's being watched via the internet...
  • Sep 08, 2017
    Such an amazing show, hopefully another network sees the mistake NBC made and picks it up!
  • Sep 07, 2017
    It started off just alright, but looked to be promising. It never gets better. I liked the first two episodes enough, I guess, and episode five was a slight step up, but other than that, I was bored. It was reminding me a lot of how bad Z Nation is! (I liked that show at first, especially (maybe mainly) because of the cast, but then it got worse, and now I'm only watching it because they keep hooking me back in at the end of the season!) It's like almost every Syfy show, low budget so it looks crappy, and is poorly made, and has a "campy feel" that doesn't REALLY work, especially not like they want it to. But, this has pretty great reviews, so I guess you might like it.
  • Sep 07, 2017
    Me and my husband love this show
  • Sep 06, 2017
    Admit to watching this I really shouldn't. Blood by the tanker truck... Gore by the dump truck... Sex and nudity surprisingly little, however implied is a horse of an entirely different colour.

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