Blue Bloods 2024 Tv Series Review – Season 14

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While HBO boasts high-profile productions like Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones, Sky Atlantic’s schedule isn’t solely filled with prestigious imports. Among the less esteemed imports lies some of the greatest joys – if one defines pleasure as reveling in clichés, wooden acting, unintentional errors, and shoddy plotting. Enter Blue Bloods. No, seriously, please take it. This CBS cop drama, airing on Tuesday nights and initially hailed as “the show everyone’s talking about,” transports police procedurals back to a pre-Wire era, even predating NYPD Blue. In fact, its closest resemblance is probably to Police Squad, the spoof series that birthed The Naked Gun movies starring Leslie Neilsen. Forget complex story arcs; Blue Bloods thrives on standalone episodes filled with more plot holes than a Swiss cheese factory. Here’s the rundown: the Reagans form a family of New York crimefighters. Patriarch Henry (Len Cariou), a retired cop turned police commissioner, leads the charge.

His son Frank (Tom Selleck, six years younger than Cariou) mirrors his path to the top law enforcement position. Frank’s brood includes Jamie (Will Estes), a Harvard-educated rookie cop; Erin (Bridget Moynahan), a tough assistant district attorney; and Danny (Donnie Wahlberg), a rule-breaking detective who always delivers results. There’s also a mention of a third son, Joe, killed in the line of duty. Together, the Reagans solve every crime in New York without fail. What makes Blue Bloods captivating is its predictability.

Each episode adheres to the same formula, making it possible to grasp the plot without even watching. With this guide, anyone can become a Blue Bloods scriptwriter. Crime always lands in the laps of a Reagan, whether it’s Jamie discovering it on the beat or Danny diving into the investigation, spanning every corner of the city. Danny is the go-to cop for every case, from hunting terrorists to busting baby-selling rings. His unmatched versatility sidelines other detectives, as acknowledged when he’s called in for a special investigation because “we need someone we can trust.” Act one showcases a seemingly random object—a necklace, a tattoo—that becomes pivotal to the case. Conflicts of interest don’t matter; family members routinely investigate or prosecute cases involving one another.

Expect glaring errors like a winter cricket game in Central Park or characters magically changing clothes between scenes. Introduce a dramatic story arc, like Jamie’s quest to uncover the truth about his brother’s death, then promptly forget about it. Enter the infamous family dinner scene, a hotbed of ethical debates sparked by the week’s case, with Tom Selleck’s concerned face serving as the barometer for escalating tension. Prepare for cringe-worthy dialogue, epitomized by Erin’s boss questioning if she wants to live in a city where justice can be bought, followed by a nonsensical exchange about buying drinks. In short, Blue Bloods is a prime example of television’s guilty pleasures, a concoction of priceless moments and perfect absurdity wrapped in piss-poor execution.