This is the first time I have done a review of a TV show but last Friday (02/03/12) episode of Blue Bloods caused me to want to share about this series. At its core Blue Bloods is a police procedural not a lot different from a host of others. What makes Blue Blood different is the family relationships portrayed in the series and the fact that the Reagan family are devout Catholics that regularly have Sunday dinner together and pray before the meal.
Friday’s episode was especially unusual for TV in that the grandfather, Henry Regan portrayed by Len Cariou. Councils his son NYC Police Commissioner Frank, portrayed by Tom Sellek, that God has a plan for all of us even when we don’t understand or make sense of it. Now when was the last time you heard that God has a plan for us on TV? In almost every episode we have at least one scene of this four generation family gathered together at Frank’s home for dinner or some other family get together.
The family consists of grandfather Henry a retired former police commissioner, Frank a widower and current commissioner, son Danny, Donnie Wahlberg, NYPD Detective First Grade, daughter and assistant DA Erin Reagan-Boyle, Bridget Moynahan, and younger son Jamie, Will Estes, Harvard Law graduate and rookie NYPD patrolman. We see a family with problems we all face as well as those special to being in law enforcement. We also see a very strong loving family.
The think I like most is that this family’s faith is not forced into the show but comes across as just a natural part of their lives. So, if your are looking for something to watch next Friday tune in to Blue Bloods or set the DVR to record a few episodes. The writing and acting is first rate. The stories are entertaining. Blue Bloods is now in its second season but you can catch up by renting the DVDs or streaming past episodes.
Have a blessed day,