Airs: Sundays at 9/8c on ABC
I’m not sure I can give Blood & Oil a fair review as I turned it off before the first commercial break. I mean I’m sure it got better. Set in the mountains of North Dakota. (Wait, the mountains of North Dakota? I know Americans are bad at geography, but are we really expected to believe this?) Anyway set in the “mountains of North Dakota,” a young couple sets about to sell washing machines (maybe; some kind of machine, $37,000 of machines which they are going to turn into a fortune!) But, before they can make it rich, they are in a car accident, lose their merchandise, and are now in dire straits because the husband forgot to get insurance for $37,000 of machines.
The young couple needs to stay in a hippie commune? A trailer park? A shantytown? I don’t know, I have severely lost interest in this show already. To rent a tiny one-bedroom apartment with a single urine stained mattress cost $2,000 a month. [Actually maybe true! Williston, North Dakota has the most expensive rent in the US.]
That is as far as I got, between the stupidities of the plot, dialogue, and characters I turned off Blood & Oil. I don’t suffer fools easily.
WWYT Rating: 2.0
Nielsen Ratings: 1.4 – A poor performance. With poor ratings and a poor pilot, this will not last long. Chance of renewal 20% (down from 65% initial projection).