Blood & Oil (ABC) – Starts 27th September – Cancelled
A farfetched drama where a newlywed couple set off to achieve the american dream by borrowing $37k from their friends and family to open three laundrettes in a oil producing town in North Dakota.
On their way to the town they crash their truck, totalling it as well as the 5 (five) washing machines they were transporting. This leads to them now being penniless and without the required machinery for their self service dreams. They also haven’t acquired any shop space so they have to reside in the shanty town on the outskirts of the fully developed town that already has a laundrette.
The bloke quickly picks up a job with the oil company that the bosses son shafts him out of, but luckily the wife overhears that the oil bigwigs are trying to acquire some land. This leads to fella buying a plot of land that bottlenecks between an indian reservation and the plot the company are after.
To raise the cash the guy buys a JCB on credit and instantly sells it off and after finding out he’s still $25k short, borrows the cash from the local bar owner who charges the affordable interest of 200% per week. He gets the cash, buys the land and the the oil company rents it off him for 3 years for $1.1mil.
This all happens in a week. One week. And they also invest in a restaurant.
An unbelievably stupid programme.