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Blood & Treasure on CBS

Anyone watching this? I set my DVR to record it. Might be interesting. At least it's not another NCIS Spokane or CSI Toledo on CBS.

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I recorded it too. Was going to watch it tonight, but played catch up and watched a few season finale's instead.
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Interesting how much this seems to resemble Hooten and the Lady from a few seasons back, that U.K. production that ran on the CW in the States. So it's a clone of a flop? Or could this be CBS' answer to Whiskey Cavalier?

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I watched it last night and I quite enjoyed the first show. Let's see if it sticks around?
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I watched the first episode and wasn't impressed. By the time it ended with "Let's get him" or some such I thought fine.. see you later. Figuring it might come around later I give the second episode a chance. Ended up more of the same and right before they "got him" (I presume) I deleted the recording. I'm too old to waste my time with such and regardless of whatever I'd do with the time it would be better spent.
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Season Pass for now, I could have gone either way but others wanted to try more.
Totally unbelievable but escape'ism with a quite attractive lead actress
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I was surprised I liked it as much as I did, but I did. Yes, it's derivative of the obvious genre sources, but it's quite honest about it, even acknowledging Indiana Jones in dialogue at one point. Meanwhile, it keeps introducing rather interesting and fun secondary characters (like the American Vatican priest), and being playful about what kind of story it's telling (Nazis! Secret Vatican passages! Ancient Egyptian curses! Hidden cryptic clues to a globe-spanning hunt for ancient secrets!).

And while the plot is obviously absurd and the coincidences plentiful, they acknowledge these genre failures and try to "explain" them as they go, with reasonable obvious broad winks that let the audience play along eyes open.

Being a continuing story rather than an episodic series, they won't be hitting a re-set button at the end of each episode, so it may just be light entertainment worth a summer's watch. I'm in for now.
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I was surprised I liked it as much as I did, but I did. Yes, it's derivative of the obvious genre sources, but it's quite honest about it, even acknowledging Indiana Jones in dialogue at one point. Meanwhile, it keeps introducing rather interesting and fun secondary characters (like the American Vatican priest), and being playful about what kind of story it's telling (Nazis! Secret Vatican passages! Ancient Egyptian curses! Hidden cryptic clues to a globe-spanning hunt for ancient secrets!).

And while the plot is obviously absurd and the coincidences plentiful, they acknowledge these genre failures and try to "explain" them as they go, with reasonable obvious broad winks that let the audience play along eyes open.

Being a continuing story rather than an episodic series, they won't be hitting a re-set button at the end of each episode, so it may just be light entertainment worth a summer's watch. I'm in for now.
I completely agree with this review.
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I'm in for now, thought the antidote scene at the casino had my eyes rolling a lot. The assailant just happened to have 3 extra doses of antidote on her? How convenient.

I will say, I wouldn't mind the Shaw character being a regular. He's more fun than the main characters and it would prevent the show from being yet another romantic comedy where the will they/won't they couple hates each other.
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I watched the first episode and wasn't impressed. ... I'm too old to waste my time with such and regardless of whatever I'd do with the time it would be better spent.

If I didn't already have a full schedule, I would probably continue watching it. But with time not overly abundant and other shows on my DVR schedule, and having ran into both leads doing things that cause me to wonder if they might have lost their senses, and that within the first hour, I have decided that that Blood is not my Treasure.

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Interesting how much this seems to resemble Hooten and the Lady from a few seasons back, that U.K. production that ran on the CW in the States. So it's a clone of a flop? Or could this be CBS' answer to Whiskey Cavalier?
This resembles a lot of shows. I will say that I enjoyed this premiere a lot more than "Whiskey Cavalier". Was it high art? Nope. Is it tolerable? Yes. This is a background show that you leave on while performing other tasks. I'm a viewer for now.
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This show is growing on me. A guilty pleasure like The Zoo was.

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My buddy at work keeps telling me to watch this that he really likes it. I might have to check it out on demand or Hulu when I get a chance.

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The lead actress doesn't hurt either......or maybe thats what you meant by guilty pleasure
They follow a tried and true formula of detective shows of flirting but not going beyond that, it has my interest for now
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I'm not sure I can keep track of who is double crossing who at this point.

I'm pretty sure Lexi has some side deal with everyone by this point.

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I was surprised I liked it as much as I did, but I did. Yes, it's derivative of the obvious genre sources, but it's quite honest about it, even acknowledging Indiana Jones in dialogue at one point. Meanwhile, it keeps introducing rather interesting and fun secondary characters (like the American Vatican priest), and being playful about what kind of story it's telling (Nazis! Secret Vatican passages! Ancient Egyptian curses! Hidden cryptic clues to a globe-spanning hunt for ancient secrets!).

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Being a continuing story rather than an episodic series, they won't be hitting a re-set button at the end of each episode, so it may just be light entertainment worth a summer's watch. I'm in for now.
Good summation, RD .. I've been watching from the get go .. it's one of those shows that you don't have to take very seriously and just check the old brain in at the door .. just kind of a fun, Summer romp ..

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‘Blood & Treasure’ Renewed for Season 2 at CBS
By Joe Otterson, Variety.com - Jun. 26, 2019

The CBS summer adventure series “Blood & Treasure” has been renewed for a second season.

In the series, Danny McNamara (Matt Barr) is a former FBI agent specializing in stolen arts and antiquities. Lexi Vaziri (Sofia Pernas) is a resourceful art thief who is haunted by the tragic loss of her father, which she blames on Danny. As they crisscross the world hunting their target, Danny and Lexi unexpectedly find themselves at the center of a 2,000-year-old battle for the cradle of civilization.

The series also stars Michael James Shaw, Katia Winter, James Callis, Oded Fehr, Alicia Coppola, and Mark Gagliardi. Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia created the series and executive produce along with Taylor Elmore, Ben Silverman, Marc Webb, Mark Vlasic, and Howard T. Owens. The series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Propagate Content.

“’Blood & Treasure’ is a fun, escapist adventure with comedic elements filmed in multiple locales around the world that has been a great performer and a wonderful addition to our summer schedule,” said Amy Reisenbach, executive vice president of current programs at CBS Entertainment. “We’ve heard the story pitch for season two and look forward to seeing all-new exploits from Russia to Southeast Asia next year.”

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^^^ Well, I'll be darned. I guess I can officially catch up with the end of season 1 without worrying about cliff-hangers.


It's not great TV, but I still kind of dig it - you know, cause it's about hunting for artifacts.....
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It's not great TV, but I still kind of dig it - you know, cause it's about hunting for artifacts.....
I know you really dig it for all the lighthearted moments where they are spoofing the Indiana Jones movies or the National Treasure movies.
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The "Casablanca" tribute was nice ..

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The "Casablanca" tribute was nice ..


"of all the gin joints." I loved it!
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"of all the gin joints." I loved it!
Yeah, me too .. bits were sprinkled through out .. Sam, (Dooley Wilson the Piano Player) / the Airport Scene near the end and more ..

Just a very nice nod to one of my all time favorite films ..

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Glad to hear this will be getting a second season. It’s a fun little show.

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I have been enjoying it. Sort of a take on Indiana Jones.

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I've noticed the first seven episodes are already available to Prime members. I don't think I've seen Prime make new episodes of a network or cable show available for free the same week as they air. Is this a joint production with Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Curse-Cleopat...d%2C192&sr=1-1
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D'oh! CBS pulled itself from DirecTV. Looks like I'll have to watch this episode on their app with (gasp) commercials. It's always something.

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I thought for sure during the last episode when Faruke was killed, that would be the end .. but I guess not ..

Is this thing a one and done season .. ??

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I thought for sure during the last episode when Faruke was killed, that would be the end .. but I guess not ..

Is this thing a one and done season .. ??
Its been renewed for season 2
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D'oh! CBS pulled itself from DirecTV. Looks like I'll have to watch this episode on their app with (gasp) commercials. It's always something.
Wait a week or so and watch on Prime without commercials (assuming you're a Prime member). I posted the link just above your comment.
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Wait a week or so and watch on Prime without commercials (assuming you're a Prime member). I posted the link just above your comment.
I am a Prime member. Didn't realize they get current shows that fast. Thanks for heads up (I hate commercials) and the link.

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