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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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A young couple run afoul of a tycoon and his wife while trying to cash in on the Bakken oil boom in North Dakota.


Chace Crawford
as Billy Lefever
Rebecca Rittenhouse
as Cody Lefever
Peyton List
as Emma Lundegren
Barry Corbin
as Clifton Lundegren
Lolita Davidovich
as Annie Briggs
Tara Karsian
as Van Ness
JD Pardo
as Dr. Alex White
Kimberly Guerrero
as Elaine Whitecloud
Todd Williams
as Agent Reese
Shelly Gibson
as Agent Bender
Margarita Franco
as Marina Alonzo
Darren Ewing
as Rock Springs Rep
Spencer Garrett
as Myron Stipple
J.J. Neward
as Defense Attorney
Michael Flynn
as Dr. Abney
Charla Cochran
as Admitting Nurse
Kimberly Guerror
as Nina Hodge
Jeffrey Hanson
as Security Man
Martin Southern
as Auctioneer
Shawn Nottingham
as Dr. Cummings
Anna Daines
as Assistant
Austin Archer
as Swat Member
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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.

September 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.

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

Blood & Oil doesn't dig deep enough.

September 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.

September 28, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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."

September 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.

September 25, 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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