Blood & Oil: Season 1 (2015)


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


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Air date: Sep 27, 2015
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Critic Reviews for Blood & Oil Season 1

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (22)

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…
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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…
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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…

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…

It's all silly, soapy shenanigans of a mediocre caliber.

Sep 14, 2015 | Full Review…

Blood and Oil, harkens back to the best elements of Dallas and Dynasty.

Sep 28, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Blood & Oil: Season 1

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.


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