Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    Jun 18, 2013
    Despite a tension-building soundtrack and quick jump cuts and editing, nothing can help the show rise out of its tedium.
  2. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Jun 18, 2013
    Blood and Oil feels entirely concocted and embarrassingly shabby, resulting in a form of emotional pornography; no one in the family--particularly the hotheaded CJ--is a good enough actor to overcome all the obvious scripting.
  3. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Jun 18, 2013
    The whole setup is insulting.
User Score

Overwhelming dislike- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 9 out of 9
  1. Jul 11, 2013
    I watched the show last night and was very dissappointed. There's too much organic drama over the simplest of tasks. Example: Why wasany amount of my time wasted watching the tear down of a silo on their property, just not that big of an ordeal. Then the slow moding of random scenes/activity, what's the purpose of that? The concept of the show is great, just everything in the middle needs to go including CJ. Full Review »
  2. Jul 2, 2013
    OMG, what is up with American Television and all of these reality shows! I can't believe this is a "series"!!! My 8 year old can direct and 'act' better than these bozos. Is Discovery this desperate?!?!? Note to self, 1. Call DirecTV and see if I can remove Discovery channel, 2. Ignore any and all reality shows, 3. Stop reading WSJ since that "critic" who scored that series with a 70 is obviously related to CJ and if I can't do any of those, 4. Get a lobotomy!" BO is embarrassing, fake and a smelly joke! (have any idea what I think of this show?) Don't waste your time, go watch the grass grow or read a book! Full Review »
  3. Jun 28, 2013
    I watch a lot of reality TV but this is pure garbage. What a bunch of drama queens trying to dupe the public into believing this is somehow a successful business. With a hothead like the lead character it was necessary to invent a few characters to go with his arrogance enter the college educated brother who has no get up and go, the sister who plays the part of the dumb blonde and the mother so supposedly controls the whole operation but relinquishes control to the head drama queen. Watched two episodes and that is enough for a lifetime. Full Review »