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Sgt. Anthony Renzulli
Mayor Frank Russo
Lt. Alex Bello
The best thing about "Blue Bloods," besides Selleck, is Wahlberg, who shifts between being empathetic and temperamental without any crunching of gears.
The Green/Burgess team is one of TV's best and we hope they'll make this show as sharp and compelling as it should be.
If not for the narrative clunkiness, "Blue Bloods'' has the potential to be a juicy multigenerational family drama.
The best new cop drama of a TV season that has more police than a presidential motorcade.
"Blue Bloods" excels through its high-tone production values...and standout performances from Selleck and Wahlberg, whose moral ambiguity and thinly veiled powder-keg fury...promises to fuel the series through a gripping first season.
This feels different than what you expect on other shows of this sort, and that should be encouraged. I can't recommend Bloods right now, though.
What I dug about Blue Bloods was the fact that on one hand it's a family drama, but on the other it's a crime drama. I wasn't sure how well those two things would mix, but they did it very well.
So, is Blue Bloods good enough? For the most part, yes. While certainly not the best procedural out there, it's better than the lions share, and certainly the best on CBS at the moment.
While some of these themes are decidedly mature, the overall show is positive, insightful, and entertaining.
As long as the writers continue to provide the characters with enough interesting choices, the show should become a solid hit for CBS.
Blue Bloods isn't your normal police procedural. It is a cop show and family drama that is driven by characters, not forensics. It's also the perfect vehicle to bring Tom Selleck back into our living rooms every week.
Audience Reviews for Blue Bloods: Season 1
Jan 21, 2021Great series, highly recommend.
Aug 12, 2020I love this show. The first season had great story lines and at the end of the day, you wanted them to put away the bad guys. I also enjoyed the family dinner scenes, where everyone had a different opinion but was always discussed openly.
Jul 26, 2020Unless you love shows where the cops are always right and society is always wrong skip it.
Sep 07, 2019I loved this show!!! At least until now. The last one I watched has made me decide not to watch it. I see no need for the writers of the script to all of a sudden interject so many bad language and suggestively crude innuendos that ruin such a good show like this. The borderline language says to me you are testing the waters for more crude talk and even worse type suggestive scenes. I enjoy watching shows that show a more professional and respectful dialog. It looks to me like this one is heading down the wrong path.
May 30, 2019I love everything about this show. The family connections (including the Sunday family dinners and the closeness of the family despite the loss of several family members off-screen before the series even starts), Donnie Wahlberg's willingness to do what he has to do to catch the bad guys, Tom Selleck's quite, almost-gruff class act, and Will Estes' almost-an-attorney-but-decided-to-be-a-cop insecurity. Each episode is good and I like how the family stories move from episode to episode. I look forward to the cozy house scenes and the interaction between Tom Selleck and his dad and kids.
May 03, 2019One of my favorite shows ! The way the viewer is kept enterntained with how all the family members seems to work on their own cases, and try to add as much personal imput as they can is fascinating. Also, the acting is very much realistic and we could feel the deep connection lying between the characters. Pretty damn good, if you ask me
Jul 19, 2017Thats the funny thing about decisions. You dont seem to have to talk yourself into the right ones.
Jul 17, 2017Easy to watch with good characters.
Oct 03, 2015Meh....need more Selleck and less marginal actors.
Sep 03, 2015Just finished season 1. It would have gotten 5 stars, except for the finale was was one of the worst ever! They built up all this tension through out the season with some awesome standalone episodes and then blow it tying everything together. Hopefully that's not the end of the Blue Templar, if so, what a waste of a good idea. Otherwise, we're definitely going to continue watching, but might have to take a break with all the DC shows starting up soon.