Blue Bloods : Season 1

  • Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 24, 2010
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 98 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 75 out of 98
  2. Negative: 12 out of 98

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  1. Nov 25, 2010
    4
    The only thing good about this show is that you quickly feel for the characters right from the start. But is that enough to keep the show afloat? I don't think so. The premise is borderline ridiculous - a single NY family consisting of the NY police commissioner, a former NY police commissioner, a DA attorney, a detective, and a beat cop. Oh and they're Irish. Let's be real ok? EveryThe only thing good about this show is that you quickly feel for the characters right from the start. But is that enough to keep the show afloat? I don't think so. The premise is borderline ridiculous - a single NY family consisting of the NY police commissioner, a former NY police commissioner, a DA attorney, a detective, and a beat cop. Oh and they're Irish. Let's be real ok? Every episode is stand-alone. The stories don't require more than one episode to start and finish. Apart from the weak ongoing Blue Templar theme, which in my opinion just doesn't grab the viewer enough to maintain interest in the show. If they don't pick up the pace with the writing, I doubt that the great ensemble of characters and their stellar performances will be enough to keep this show afloat for another season. I'm quickly losing interest. Collapse
  2. Sep 24, 2010
    4
    The cast is more than competent, but the stereotypes are heavy enough to flatten the most fawning Selleck groupies. A family of Irish cops (named Reagan, for the love of heaven) who predictably say grace before the Sunday dinner clan gathering. Selleck just naturally has to be a widower so he can be both fatherly and sexy - a younger and hot looking woman is hovering in the wings. ThenThe cast is more than competent, but the stereotypes are heavy enough to flatten the most fawning Selleck groupies. A family of Irish cops (named Reagan, for the love of heaven) who predictably say grace before the Sunday dinner clan gathering. Selleck just naturally has to be a widower so he can be both fatherly and sexy - a younger and hot looking woman is hovering in the wings. Then there's the crusty, lovable grandfather (didn't we do all this last year on NCIS?) and the intense son who must be forgiven his willingness to bash suspects' heads into toilet bowls because - of course - he's an Iraq vet. I was hopeful about this show because of its writers, but really it could have been written by a team of bright high schoolers. One cliche' after another. Expand
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. The solid acting performances and the family dynamics contained in Blue Bloods make for an absorbing hour of television.
  2. Reviewed by: Ginia Bellafante
    Oct 20, 2010
    70
    Blue Bloods has an old-fashioned appeal both as drama in the vein of a workingman's "Dynasty" and as splashy procedural.
  3. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Oct 20, 2010
    50
    There's perhaps the coppiest cop show of the century so far, the soppy and self-satirizing CBS melodrama Blue Bloods, about an entire family--"the Reagans" yet!--involved in the crime biz.