Blood & Oil: Season 1 (2015)


Season 1
Blood & Oil

Critics Consensus

High stakes and bawdy plots make Blood & Oil's plain premise and characters tolerable.

63%

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Critic Ratings: 48

39%

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User Ratings: 75

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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 27, 2015
2
Air date: Oct 4, 2015
3
Air date: Oct 11, 2015
4
Air date: Oct 18, 2015
5
Air date: Oct 25, 2015
6
Air date: Nov 1, 2015
7
Air date: Nov 8, 2015
8
Air date: Nov 29, 2015
9
Air date: Dec 6, 2015
10
Air date: Dec 13, 2015

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Critic Reviews for Blood & Oil Season 1

All Critics (48) | Top Critics (23)

What can I say: When idiocies have lots of absurd plot, kissing, and grandiose emotions, instead of cases of the week, narrowly avoided kisses, and stoicism, I experience them as delicacies.

Sep 15, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The pleasantly fresh setting is the North Dakota oil boom, but the tone is very Dallas, and the storytelling is as melodramatic as the show's title.

Sep 9, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Blood & Oil doesn't dig deep enough.

Sep 28, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

ABC's Blood and Oil was one of several new series of the 2015-2016 season to see a showrunner depart due to "creative differences" before premiering. Having now twice seen the pilot, I'm not surprised.

Sep 28, 2015 | Full Review…
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In the rollicking premiere episode, [Johnson] gets to both disown his no-account son and throw off lines like, "This plot's been drilled harder than a Tulsa whore."

Sep 25, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Johnson is fun but Crawford is flat and dull, too unengaging to really be a lead on a show like this one... And I don't expect viewers to tune in every week without a hero to keep them engaged.

Sep 25, 2015 | Full Review…

Unnecessary exposition and sometimes over-the-top acting aside, that cliffhanger seals the deal. I cannot wait until next week's episode.

May 19, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Blood & Oil wants to follow in the soap opera roots of Dallas, but it's so self-serious that its pilot is too easy to laugh at and not with.

May 19, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/10 | Full Review…

There's something here though - between Johnson's magnetic charms, the rich location and the darker network aesthetics - it all suggest the potential for a show far greater than its pilot.

May 19, 2020 | Full Review…

[It's] got all the ingredients to become your new favorite guilty pleasure.

May 19, 2020 | Full Review…

In spite of its flaws, it's still nice to see old Johnson back in the saddle.

Jun 14, 2017 | Full Review…

It is loaded with suspense, heart and intrigue and the scenery is gorgeous in more ways than one. Gee, I sound like I am gushing. I enjoyed it and can see it winning over Americans who don't watch football on Sunday night.

Sep 16, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Blood & Oil: Season 1

  • Dec 14, 2015
    How can such a large scale production produce such garbage? Blood and Oil actually had a promising premise that worked well in the first few episodes but quickly devolved into unbearable soap opera.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jan 05, 2016
    It wasn't the best show, and probably a little too soapy for most, but at least they got a chance to tie everything up in the last episode before getting cancelled. Half a star because Don Johnson is always awesome to see.
  • Nov 29, 2015
    Two stars is a generous rating.
  • Oct 05, 2015
    This show a bad soap opera; in less then a week, a young couple looses it's laundry business, uses a $10,000 credit card to raise $75,000 buys a land lease and turns it into a million dollars, all in the first 37 minutes. Is this the best vehicle Don Johnson could come up with?
  • Oct 04, 2015
    JR Ewing would be so disgusted if he watched this trash
  • Oct 04, 2015
    Boring and predictable
  • Sep 28, 2015
    Terrible show, I'm out!

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