From the first couple of episodes of Blood & Treasure, the action-adventure series follows a similar route to its first season by remaining family-friendly as Dan and Lexi search for missing treasure. Overall, a nice watch.
This review of the Paramount+ series Blood & Treasure season 2 does not contain spoilers.
Blood & Treasure returns for a second season. But unlike the first season, which aired on CBS, the series will now air on Paramount+. But will the switch damage the quality of the show?
The cast, who are led by Matt Barr (Dan McNamara) and Sofia Pernas (Lexi Vaziri), give warm performances and help bring quirkiness to their characters. Plus, as Matt Barr is dramatically underused on television (does anyone else remember him on Harper’s Island?), it’s always great to see him on screen. Plus, Paget Brewster (Emily Prentiss from Criminal Minds/Kathy from Friends) will appear in a recurring role as Sister Lisa. Whilst there are few details about her character, does she make a blink-and-miss-it appearance in the first episode? I’ll let you be the judge of that.
Unlike many shows that like to cause drama to break characters apart, the creators have promised that they wouldn’t break apart the ending they created at the end of season one. Instead, Blood & Treasure naturally brings Dan and Lexi back into the world they have previously left. For the most part, the main cast will return with several new members arriving. Whether the second season has any twists for future reappearances remains to be seen.
And much like the previous season, Blood & Treasure takes its characters (and audiences) to a range of different locations, some of which include Hong Kong, Vatican City, and Thailand. Of course, this mixture of locations fits well with the show, with nice action-filled shots as a result.
Although it hasn’t been seen on screen yet, the creators of the series, Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia, have said this season will prove to be prophetic in many ways. And by this, they mean that as much of the season was written and filmed in 2019, they shocked themselves by how future events were similar to the show’s storylines. (What do you think this particular storyline will be? Personally, I feel that the characters will get threatened with a virus).
To sum up, moving to Paramount+ has not damaged Blood & Treasure in any way. The cheesy nature of the show remains there, and without a doubt, the family can enjoy it together. It’s not too violent that youngsters will be traumatized; nor is it too tame that adults will find it boring. And let’s face it, that’s a hard mix to have. Additionally, the quality of Blood and Treasure seems to have increased in terms of appearance, which brings a costly feel to the series. And hopefully, that’ll remain until the season finale airs.
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