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Television PopWrapped | Television

We Need To Talk About 'Blood Drive'

Elissa Smith | PopWrapped Author

Elissa Smith

Staff Writer
@elisanns
06/23/2017 2:58 pm
PopWrapped | Television
We Need To Talk About 'Blood Drive' | Blood Drive
Media Courtesy of Pure Fandom

And no, I don’t mean donating blood… at least not willingly. I’m talking about the absolutely insane new show from SyFy that may have the best premise I’ve ever heard. Imagine a world where 1999 is still considered the future and instead of the world we know and love, Earth has been reduced to a post apocalyptic wasteland.

But it’s more than that, because in that wasteland there’s a high stakes race called the Blood Drive, where you have to win, or you’re basically dead meat. Oh, and the cars run on human blood.

You weren't expecting that one, were you? Yeah, neither was he.

The actual plot revolves around Arthur, a cop and probably the only 100% morally upright person on the show. Or at least, he starts out that way, anyways. In the process of an investigation he accidentally finds himself enrolled in the Blood Drive and partnered with Grace, who has absolutely no problem grinding up people to make her car run if that means winning the prize money that can help save her sister from the clutches of the insane asylum she's trapped in.

Part of the main conflict so far is Grace getting Arthur to lighten up and accept that to win this race and not have the bombs implanted in their brains blow up, he's going to have to kill some people.

So far, this is going about as well as you expect

While Grace and Arthur learn to deal with each other and their bloody circumstances, Arthur's partner Christopher is investigating what's happened to him and how the Heart Company fits into all this. Heart basically runs every business ever in this universe, including the police force and, as it turns out, the Blood Drive itself.

Hindering his progress is a sexy robot named Aki, who wants him to work for Heart in earnest and seems to want to convince him through any means necessary. Finally, the second episode kickstarted a third story line involving Julian Slink, the creator and master of ceremonies of the Blood Drive. It seems that the higher ups are not impressed with how the show is going and want him to make some improvements.

What those improvements are will have to wait until next week, but it's easy to see that Slink is quickly becoming the fan favorite, what with his showmanship, out there attitude, and of course is costume choices.

You can't argue with a man in a top hat

I don't think it's any surprise that Blood Drive isn't for everyone. The amount of fake blood this production goes through must cost a fortune, and there are black bars galore to cover up the nudity and sex going on.

As their Twitter bio says, they're "the maximum amount of carnage and chaos allowed on cable." Still, if you're into completely outlandish story lines that include desert wastelands, burgers made of people meat, and--of course--cars that will grind you up into fuel, this is definitely a program you have to check out.

 


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