Review of Blood Drive

60 minutes

The drama, from from Universal Cable Prods. and executive producers John Hlavin (Underworld: Awakening) and David Straiton (Bates Motel), who will also direct, is described as a high-octane, over-the-top scripted series set in a near-apocalyptic future that centers around LA’s last good cop who is forced to join a twisted, gory cross-country death race — with cars powered by blood and a dangerous femme fatale partner who sees people as fuel.
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Sep 7, 2017 11:34PM EDT

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The series had a rocky start but shone through the ironic depiction of the grindhouse stock that inspired it....until it didn't. Falling flat at the end of the season, the final nail in the coffin for me was the moment in episode 11 the words "or a retard who can drool" were used. Not that it was shocking, it wasn't, it was lazy and low and lacked imagination, much like the container episode. This series needs a major overhaul for season 2 with focus on writing (dialogue), acting (tone), music ( forget the outdated pop, there is a wealth of cheaper harder better, some even open source). Otherwise DNR.

Post Mortem: Took itself a bit too seriously to support the ridiculousness and was too ridiculous to take seriously for the serious parts. Hats off to the cast and crew, including the master of mayhem and falling skies alum. This is a talent showcase if anything and proof that these guys have potential if they an dial it back, tighten it up, and put some time into good storyboarding and dialogue. R.I.P.B.D


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