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Mon Feb 13, 2012, 12:11 PM

Does anyone else watch the CBS Show, Blue Bloods....

It's a well crafted and well performed police drama centered on a family of New York Irish folks who can trace their police roots back centuries.

It's very traditional, very conservative.

I wouldn't expect anything else from Tom Selleck.

I like the man, he's a good, solid actor and he is true to his convictions.

I don't like his politics but he never questions the beliefs of others at least publically that I have found.

The show is one of my guilty pleasures.

This Friday past, the show was about Selleck, who is the NY Police commissioner, being asked to add his support for the canonization of a priest who worked to get draft dodgers out of the country during the Vietnam War. This priest also aided a man who bombed a Armed Service recruiting storefront.

He questioned the morality of the priest to the point where he decided to investigate on his own.

There was also another story thread that involved faith.

It was a nice exploration of people's faith without being in your face about it.

It is also about family, the traditions within the family.

There was no violence just two crimes committed off camera.

If you get a chance to watch his show, I would recommend it.

I have a link here to the Episode I mentioned.

http://www.cbs.com/shows/blue_bloods/video/

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Reply Does anyone else watch the CBS Show, Blue Bloods.... (Original post)
WCGreen Feb 2012 OP
SoCalDem Feb 2012 #1
asjr Feb 2012 #7
Cheap_Trick Feb 2012 #19
justiceischeap Feb 2012 #2
WCGreen Feb 2012 #10
justiceischeap Feb 2012 #11
WCGreen Feb 2012 #12
Upton Feb 2012 #3
WCGreen Feb 2012 #4
former9thward Feb 2012 #5
K Gardner Feb 2012 #6
WCGreen Feb 2012 #9
Gin Feb 2012 #8
liberal N proud Feb 2012 #13
WCGreen Feb 2012 #20
Motown_Johnny Feb 2012 #14
LiberalFighter Feb 2012 #15
one_voice Feb 2012 #16
LanternWaste Feb 2012 #17
warrior1 Feb 2012 #18

Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 12:15 PM

1. Nope. I cannot abide his politics and am tired of cop-shows

NYPD Blue & Hill Street Blues were the only really good ones

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 12:23 PM

7. Hill Street Blues was one of the best of its time!

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 02:07 PM

19. LOVED NYPD Blue!

Dennis Franz was awesome as Andy Sippowicz.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 12:17 PM

2. I watch it, it's one of the better shows on broadcast tv right now

though I wish they had kept up with the storyline about the secret police order thingy.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 12:27 PM

10. they busted it up at the end of last year....

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 12:28 PM

11. You can never completely get rid of secret societies

that's what makes them so fascinating.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 12:32 PM

12. It's a good line so I think they will come back to it...

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 12:17 PM

3. Selleck's character and family just happen to be named "Reagan"..

I doubt if that's a coincidence. Taking into account that and the subject matter, I don't think there's any question Blue Bloods was formatted to cater to the RW..

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Response to Upton (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 12:20 PM

4. Well, I like a good drama no matter who is behind it....

It's a good show.



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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 12:20 PM

5. Yes a very good show.

I never pay attention to the politics of actors whether TV or movies. It would be like not shopping at a food store because the meat cutter is a conservative. Ridiculous.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 12:22 PM

6. I watch it every week. Although the family dinners

seem just so cliched to me. Maybe there are really families like that out there. Just none I've ever know. Still, it touches on lots of good subjects and is tastefully done. Selleck is great in it.

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Response to K Gardner (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 12:26 PM

9. That is what I thought...

But I do know a lot of people that keep that Sunday Dinner.

We never did, it was pretty much everyone for themselves.

My wife's family is very family oriented.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 12:25 PM

8. I like it..

and I watch it every week....good show. (IMO)

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 12:32 PM

13. That was an interesting episode

As many of the Blue Blood episodes are.

It is not your typical cop show with crime and investigation but delves deeper in to the lives of the cops portrayed.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 02:34 PM

20. That is what struck me...

The way it played out and that Frank was moved by integrity...

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 12:36 PM

14. I've never missed an episode

 

I like it.


I like the way they have a rookie, a detective, the current Commissioner and the retired Commissioner plus a prosecuting attorney (and the rookie has a law degree) all sitting at one table to discuss issues from all different angles. Then they Have children of various ages there to ask questions (for the audience) and help provide background to the issues. Then the Lawyer is also a mother and the detective's wife is also there to help present a more feminine perspective.



The Sunday dinner scenes are my favorite part of the show.





Disclaimer: I was raised in an Irish Catholic family but no longer practice that faith. Also I have known a first cousin of Selleck since I was in my teens so I am a little bias there.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 12:48 PM

15. I won't watch any show with Selleck.

Since it started airing my Fridays are more free to do other things. I use to watch Numb3rs on Fridays.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 12:54 PM

16. I like the show...

my husband and I watch all the episodes. Sometimes the 'family' thing is a bit much, a little too fairy tailish. Otherwise, I think it's a good show, it's not Hill Street Blues or NYPD Blue, but it's good.

I haven't seen the episode you're talking about yet, but I will. We usually watch 2-3 at a time.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 01:18 PM

17. Sounds more interesting than I initially gave it credit for.

Sounds more interesting than I initially gave it credit for.

I may give it a watch this week. Thanks for the heads-up

(and as for Selleck's politics, I figure the day I cannot separate the art from the artist, I may as well become a Republican myself...)

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 01:20 PM

18. nope

can't get past the family name and Tom.

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