September 24th, 2010 by thetvchick
For all intents and purposes, Blue Bloods is just another procedural drama about cops. And it has no real competition on a Friday night at 10 pm. However, this show about a family in the police force in New York City is quite intriguing. Tom Selleck stars as Frank Reagan, the chief of police which was a position once held by his father, who left for perhaps some shady reasons. The oldest son is Danny (played by Donnie Wahlberg), a detective with some interesting methods of solving cases. Adding a much needed female voice to the show is Bridget Moynihan (of Sex and the City fame) who plays Erin, a prosecutor in the district attorney’s office who often finds herself mixed up in the family business. And then there’s the youngest son Jamie (played by Will Estes from American Dreams), who in the pilot episode decides to forgo taking the bar exam and become a police officer. There is also the mysterious death of an older brother which seemingly inspires Jamie to join the force.
Tom Selleck is known for a lot of roles, but I remember him most for his role as Richard on Friends. I thought he had great comedic timing and was just a fun character to watch. Now he’s back with a super serious dramatic role which shows just how versatile he is. Bridget Moynihan was great on Sex and the City and I like her as this strong kick ass prosecutor. Another member of the cast is Amy Carlson, who was on the short-lived Law and Order: Trial By Jury and also the soap opera Another World. Carlson plays Linda, the wife to Danny. I adore her, so I’m glad to see her back on TV even in a smaller, supporting role.
Blue Bloods won’t change procedurals like The Good Wife did, but it does bring a new look at the police drama. The acting is good, the family seems genuine and I hope the show delves even deeper into the politics and possible corruption in the NYPD. Being from New York, the NYPD is fascinating to me. I think this show will be less about the cases and more about the characters. I watch a ton of TV (clearly) and if I don’t care about the characters, I can’t care enough to watch week after week. If you are like me in this sense, check out Blue Bloods. It certainly has nothing competing with it on your DVR, and I think you might just find it enjoyable.
Blue Bloods premieres tonight at 10 pm on CBS.Tweet