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Blood & Oil 

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A young married couple of newcomers looks to cash in on the modern-day oil boom in North Dakota and becomes involved with sly local oil baron, Hap Briggs, and his troubled family.
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Series cast summary:
Don Johnson ...  Hap Briggs 10 episodes, 2015
Chace Crawford ...  Billy LeFever 10 episodes, 2015
Rebecca Rittenhouse ...  Cody LeFever 10 episodes, 2015
Scott Michael Foster ...  Wick Briggs 10 episodes, 2015
Amber Valletta ...  Carla Briggs 10 episodes, 2015
India de Beaufort ...  Jules Jackman 10 episodes, 2015
Delroy Lindo ...  Sheriff Tip Harrison 10 episodes, 2015
Adan Canto ...  A.J. Menendez 9 episodes, 2015
Miranda Rae Mayo ...  Lacey Briggs 9 episodes, 2015
Paul Rae ...  Garry Laframboise 8 episodes, 2015
Kami Christiansen ...  Brigg's Household Staff / ... 8 episodes, 2015
Barry Corbin ...  Clifton Lundegren 6 episodes, 2015
Peyton List ...  Emma Lundegren 6 episodes, 2015
Yaani King Mondschein ...  Ada Eze 6 episodes, 2015
Keston John ...  Kess Eze 5 episodes, 2015
Tara Karsian ...  Van Ness 5 episodes, 2015
Ashlyn Brooke Anderson Ashlyn Brooke Anderson ...  Bartender 5 episodes, 2015
Teresa Duran-Norvick ...  Bar Patron / ... 5 episodes, 2015
Michael McQuain Michael McQuain ...  Oil Executive / ... 5 episodes, 2015
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The present day oil boom in North Dakota is tempting the young and ambitious to try their luck in the black gold business. Such are Billy and Cody LeFever, a young married couple that's just arrive in a North Dakotan town famous for its rich oil fields. They don't know anyone there, but Billy is ambitious and always has an idea on how to start some small business, while modest Cody makes friends easily and just wants to make a home for themselves there, even if they have to compromise and do something much more common and less glamorous and profitable than partaking in the oil business. While Cody goes to find them a place to live and a job for herself, Billy spends all the money they have, most of which came from their friends back home who pitched in to help them build a tiny starting capital, to buy a modestly lucrative plot of land owned by old and bitter Clifton Lundegren. The deal is made after some tough negotiating, but then notorious local oil baron Hap Briggs offers Billy a ...

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Sometimes you have to play dirty to get filthy rich.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

27 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Park City, Utah, USA

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"Hell On Wheels" in 21st century (pilot ep. review)
30 September 2015 | by temporaldisturbanceSee all my reviews

Interesting setting - check. Great chemistry between lead actors - check. Solid supporting cast - check. Story moving along briskly - check. Great cinematography - check.

This promises to be just the right kind of slickly done action-soap-opera, a world with modern-day-Wild-West intrigue. This show reminds me of Hell On Wheels, despite the obvious anachronism of being set in modern times.

It is filmed well, the couple who are the main protagonists have genuine chemistry. They don't seem like "actors", "acting to be a couple" - at all.

The characters have believable motivations, and the show has heart.

Heart is something that's been present in many shows of the 90s and earlier, regardless of their objective quality, but in the cynical age of today it has been lost. "Breaking Bad", for example, a great show otherwise, didn't have heart. Many shows of today find it safer to stick to cynicism and negative humor.

"Blood & Oil" is refreshingly earnest - it doesn't twist itself into a pretzel to manipulate the viewer. As result, its emotion is simple and therefore relatable. When you feel for someone in this show, you feel it with them.

Whoever's in charge of this show, has a clarity of vision. Let them never lose it.


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