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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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There's nothing like a thrilling adventure in the heat of summer, and this year you can stream all the
action of the globe-trotting drama Blood & Treasure. A brilliant antiquities expert and a cunning art
thief team up to catch a ruthless terrorist who funds his attacks through stolen artifacts. Watch the
series premiere of Blood & Treasure on Tuesday, May 21 at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access.


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post #2 of 11 Old 05-21-2019, 09:54 PM
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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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