Blue Bloods : Season 1

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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 24, 2010
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  • Summary: Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) is a New York police commissioner from a family of cops, including his own father and his eldest son Danny (Donnie Wahlberg), while his daughter Erin (Bridget Moynahan) is an assistant DA, and Jamie (Will Estes), the youngest, recently graduated from Harvard Law.
  • Genre(s): Drama

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Oct 20, 2010
    80
    This is a solid hour that feels perfectly attuned to the CBS lineup, although it's less formulaic than what you usually find on Fridays.
  2. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Oct 20, 2010
    80
    The best new cop drama of a TV season that has more police than a presidential motorcade. Blue Bloods doesn't have the best time slot on TV, but it's got some of the strongest characters and performances.
  3. The solid acting performances and the family dynamics contained in Blue Bloods make for an absorbing hour of television.
  4. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Oct 20, 2010
    70
    Blue Bloods showcases a surprising amount of character-driven storytelling. The potential police department conspiracy pushes Blue Bloods into more sudsy territory than necessary, but at least this show marks another attempt by CBS, following "The Good Wife" last year, to expand its offerings beyond paint-by-number crime dramas.
  5. Reviewed by: Rick Porter
    Oct 20, 2010
    70
    What is there in the premiere of Blue Bloods is the aforementioned cast, which also includes Will Estes ("Reunion," "American Dreams") and Len Cariou ("Damages"), and some sharply written and acted scenes between the family members. Those more than make up for a pretty standard-issue case in the premiere.
  6. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Oct 20, 2010
    67
    Forgive the pun, but this brass needs polishing. 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.
  7. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Oct 20, 2010
    50
    It's a rote cop show, but in the last five minutes or so, it hints at something deeper.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 28
  2. Negative: 5 out of 28
  1. Jan 29, 2011
    10
    This show is just amazing.The plot is great,acting is more than solid,give Donnie Wahlberg at least a nomination already.It is not one of theThis show is just amazing.The plot is great,acting is more than solid,give Donnie Wahlberg at least a nomination already.It is not one of the best,but the best newest television show ever.Please CBS,don't cancel the series. Expand
  2. Sep 8, 2015
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I'm a big fan of Blue Blood and I love the characters but I have one complaint about a couple of episodes concerning Jamie and his father,Frank is always getting Jamie to work on private cases for him but he has a problem with him becoming a detective and i think that's wrong but i still like the show and I can't wait for the new season to start.I rate this show a Five Expand
  3. Aug 9, 2011
    10
    This show is class! Donnie Wahlberg is great and some of the crimes are good thinking as well. My 2nd favourite series on T. V. If you likeThis show is class! Donnie Wahlberg is great and some of the crimes are good thinking as well. My 2nd favourite series on T. V. If you like Criminal Minds or C. S. I, this show is defineitely for you. Expand
  4. Oct 24, 2010
    9
    I really like this show and think it will become a solid hit. Even in the first few shows the cast is clicking and I expect it will improveI really like this show and think it will become a solid hit. Even in the first few shows the cast is clicking and I expect it will improve as they hit their stride. Sure, the Irish cops of New York theme is a little corny - but it also rings true. The ensemble cast has some terrific actors who are already shining - Tom Selleck as the father/chief of police, his father, his son Danny and Danny's wife - I have hopes that the daughter and the youngest son/rookie cop will develop in interesting ways. I'm a little worried that the youngest son's wife will develop into something annoyingly stereotypical, either a preachy liberal Meathead-type character or a whiny rich Housewives type, but so far she's been restrained. With luck the writers will make her character more interesting and nuanced. We intelligent, educated middle-class women deserve to be depicted realistically too. Expand
  5. Sep 24, 2011
    7
    Blue Bloods should have been called: Red, White, and Blue Bloods. We get to see a weekly family gathering of the middle class elite family; weBlue Bloods should have been called: Red, White, and Blue Bloods. We get to see a weekly family gathering of the middle class elite family; we get to see a tough, no nonsense cop (Wahlberg who inexplicably talks Brooklyn-ese while the rest of his family doesn't), roust the bad guys and get to do the obligatory cop show routine of sneering contemptuously at the perps. We get to see his sister, a Prosecutor, do more detective work than legal work, and some cute kids. In this years opener we get to watch the prosecutor sister try and sweep a murder rap under the carpet in order to not "shame" her best friend. Would she do the same for anybody else? Is she challenged by her upright family? Well in an "aw shucks" way. She dodges a bullet because the new mayor wants the case sanitized way more than she does, and the commissioner father (Tom Selleck with nary a gray hair at age 66; how does he do it?) gives his daughter a by but not the mayor. I guess blood is thicker than water. And they also get to drop in little anti liberal jabs so that we get the message that these guys vote the straight Republican ticket. Expand
  6. Sep 26, 2010
    7
    I wasn't expecting much and was pleasantly surprised. Selleck and Wahlberg were good and everyone else at least competent. Definitely aI wasn't expecting much and was pleasantly surprised. Selleck and Wahlberg were good and everyone else at least competent. Definitely a little old school but well executed The plot was rather standard but holds promise if the writers follow some of the themes that have been introduced. Worth following for a while. Expand
  7. Jan 18, 2014
    0
    I've always admired Tom Selleck for the kind of characters he's represented throughout his career. Whether it was Sgt. Jack R. Ramsay inI've always admired Tom Selleck for the kind of characters he's represented throughout his career. Whether it was Sgt. Jack R. Ramsay in 'Runaway' ,Thomas Magnum in 'Magnum P.I.' or Matthew Quigley in 'Quigley Down Under', Mr. Selleck has always portrayed upstanding individuals with high moral standards and had continued that portrayal in the 'Blue Bloods' series. That is, until the end of the episode that aired last night, January 17, 2014. Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg) watches as an Army veteran, John Russell (Chad Michael Collinswith) commits suicide by throwing himself off a building. Apparently Mr. Russell is suffering from PTSD due to his two stints in Afghanistan. When asked by his father, Police Commissioner Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) why he called the suicide an 'accident' in his report, Danny tells the Commissioner that he didn't want Russell's son to know the truth about his father's suicide and Commissioner Reagan concurs. Apparently, the writer of the episode, co-executive producer Siobhan Byrne O'Connor, has decided that it was about time to show the world that even police detectives and commissioners can't be trusted to tell the truth. Very disappointing. Expand

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