'Blood & Oil' Review
And of course to open said laundromat, they bought all their laundry machines in their home town, then crash their car and break all their machines. Naturally. They also borrowed all their family’s money to start this dream life of theirs.
So instead Billy needs to do some literal dirty work, for the Briggs company, owned by a family with a son who makes trouble and a rich dad (Don Johnson) who is always disappointed in him.
But don’t worry, Billy doesn’t work there long because he gets fired for trying to diffuse a dangerous situation.
Meanwhile Cody magically gets a job at a pharmacy despite the fact that she never finished school, but it’s convenient since she needs a pregnancy test. And of course she is pregnant, because their situation needed to be more dire.
But within the first 40 minutes they solve all their initial problems.
The show is very overdramatic (and not in the fun way), and they already had 2 car crashes in the first episode, meaning their creative well is already pretty dry.
The story itself was uninteresting and the characters are all self absorbed, so it doesn’t make you actually want to root for any of them. I’m sure it’ll pick up a generous audience, because it panders oh so well to the American dream, but it won’t be winning any awards.
Blood & Oil airs Sundays at 9pm on ABC.
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