Blood Drive: 2017-2017

It was fun when it started, but it limped to a finale.

That’s my overall review of the Syfy homage to grindhouse cinema, Blood Drive.  After last night’s final episode, the series’ producer announced that Syfy would not bring the show back for a second season.

And you know what?  I totally understand why the show died a slow, painful death.

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Blood Drive 1.03: “Steel City Nightfall” episode review

When we last left our intrepid road racers Arthur and Grace, they were racing to Utah with the rest of the Blood Drive teams.  Arthur continued to gather information about the Blood Drive and the participants, while Grace stayed hyper-focused on winning the race to rescue her sister Karma from the mental institution.

Yep, it’s another episdoe of Blood Drive, the homage to 1970’s low-budget drive-in movies.  And this week, we get to visit the “mutation” genre, where a town or village experiences a chemical mutation that turns their people into vicious monsters.

This should be fun.  As always, please note that Blood Drive is rated TV-MA and is only intended for mature audiences.  Seriously.  Don’t watch this show with your kids. 

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Blood Drive Episode review 1.02: “Welcome to Pixie Swallow”

Part of me really loves trashy, so-bad-it’s-good television.  Heck, that’s why I did those Amish Mafia episode reviews years ago.

And now that I’ve found a new television series – Blood Drive – that’s so far over the top it lands in the next county – I’m hooked.  Not only does the show – a cross-country road race where the cars are fueled with human blood – pay homage to every 1970’s late night double feature drive-in movie, it does so with the full and complete knowledge that the viewers are in on the joke.

Episode 2 of Blood Drive – the wryly named “Welcome to Pixie Swallow” – encompasses that trend.  Note – this review is of a television show that is rated TV-MA, and this review is recommended for mature readers only.  Viewer discretion is advised.

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