• Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: May 21, 2019
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Caroline Framke
    May 16, 2019
    70
    This isn’t the kind of show that’s trying to reinvent the wheel so much as go for a joyride that can be thrilling even if the destination is clear all along. Throw in some splashy mythology, handsomely shot setpieces on location in Rome and Morocco, and entertaining performances from Fehr, Paras, and a bumbling Michael James Shaw, and you’ve got yourself a solid distraction to turn to in the general desert that is TV’s summer programming.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    May 20, 2019
    58
    The pilot shot extensively in Italy and takes great advantage of the gorgeous, historic locations, including the Roman Forum and Appian Way. The dialogue, however, is often distracting and grating.
  3. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    May 9, 2019
    55
    OK-not-great Indiana Jones-inspired series that adds terrorists — who blow up a pyramid in the first five minutes of the premiere. Tonally, it’s very similar to ABC’s “Whiskey Cavalier.”
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Rorke
    May 17, 2019
    50
    “Blood & Treasure” is a harmless, unabashed throwback and completely forgettable. Barr is as bland as any other young actor starring in a TV series while wannabe Bond girl Pernas agreeably checks the networks’ present criteria for “exotic.”
  5. Reviewed by: Jacob Oller
    May 20, 2019
    46
    Blood & Treasure is a recognizable Halloween costume and an unreliably silly piece of fodder that’s too dumb to be good and not crazy enough to be a good time.
  6. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    May 21, 2019
    42
    Globe trots to and fro with a mix of banter that tends to fall flat and action scenes that sometimes play a little better. Unfortunately, cases aren’t opened and shut within a single episode.
  7. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    May 21, 2019
    40
    What you never get here is a single character or idea that comes across as fresh or distinctive or takes the genre any place even vaguely new.
User Score
3.3

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. May 28, 2019
    2
    Production values seem okay, but the acting and story is horrible so far. Maybe I'll try watching it later, but I could only stomach about 10Production values seem okay, but the acting and story is horrible so far. Maybe I'll try watching it later, but I could only stomach about 10 minutes of it. Full Review »