Fall Pilot Review – BLUE BLOODS on CBS

What? BLUE BLOODS is a drama about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. Frank Reagan is the New York City Police Commissioner and heads both the police force and the Reagan brood. He runs his department as diplomatically as he runs his family, even when dealing with the politics that plagued his unapologetically bold father, Henry, during his stint as Chief. A source of pride and concern for Frank is his eldest son Danny, a seasoned detective, family man, and Iraqi War vet who on occasion uses dubious tactics to solve cases. The sole Reagan woman in the family, Erin, is a N.Y. Assistant D.A. and newly single parent, who also serves as the legal compass for her siblings and father. Jamie is the youngest Reagan, fresh out of Harvard Law and the family’s “golden boy;” however, unable to deny the family tradition, Jamie decided to give up a lucrative future in law and is now a newly minted cop. Jamie’s life takes an abrupt turn when he’s asked to become part of a clandestine police investigation even his father knows nothing about, and one that could impact the family’s legacy.­

Who? BLUE BLOODS stars Tom Selleck as Frank Reagan; Len Cariou as Henry; Donnie Wahlberg as Danny (yes, Donnie Wahlberg and he’s awesome); Bridget Moynihan as Erin; Will Estes as Jamie.

Where/When? CBS, 10/9c Fridays.

Why (Why Not)? I don’t always love a cop drama.  I can usually take them or leave them, but the addition of one of my favorite New Kids (yes, I’m that girl), alongside Tom Selleck who just doesn’t age, or maybe just ages so well, it’s hard to tell has me completely drawn into BLUE BLOODS.  At the heart of the show, it is a family drama about a family that is a screwed up as the average family is.  Danny is a hot head, Erin is a do gooder, Jamie is the baby and as the description points out, the “golden boy” who can do no wrong.  There’s an excellent twist at the end of the episode that sets up what could be a great series, as along as people tune in!

How? Watch live.  If you’re not home on Friday nights, DVR and watch it first of the recorded shows!

One comment

  • Finally just got around to watching the first episode. Being diabetic, I had to cringe at the story line–especially when one officer screamed “she could go into diabetic shock”. I don’t think these writers did any research–Diabetic shock is from too much insulin, not too little. A day without insulin might cause some blurry vision or some other damage, but most likely would not kill her. This took me out of the episode, so I will have to see how episode 2 goes to see if I will continue to watch.