Blue Bloods 5 Seasons 2011

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Season 1
(377) IMDb 7.5/10
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When the son of a Russian gangster is killed at his own engagement party, Danny delves into the world of the Russian mob and the family politics that exist.

Starring:
Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan
Runtime:
44 minutes
Original air date:
January 26, 2011

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Season 1

Customer Reviews

The story lines are great and the cast is outstanding.
cat
It's so sentimental in it's attempt to show what a REAL family should be like, and it works.
Lulu
We enjoy it more and more with every episode we watch.
Shawn MacDougall

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

92 of 97 people found the following review helpful By D. Pauley on December 5, 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Picture is clear on this DVD release. Several extras are included in a good looking sturdy box that will nicely protect the DVD's. Episode guide included on the sleeve. Box design is fairly slim and won't take up too much space on your shelf.

This is one of the best new shows out there. The whole cast is fantastic, especially Frank (Selleck) and Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg). The episodes have been well written, the plots are excellent, great shots of New York City.

This show offers a nice mix of a police drama and a family drama. Each week the show just seems to keep getting better.

Looking forward to the Season 1 release!
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48 of 53 people found the following review helpful By J & C Dylewski on December 23, 2010
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This is one of the best new programs on the air this season ! The selection of parts for actors fits each character, and they blend personalities with the story line lending a dramatic portrayal of respect, duty, and honor to the reputation of any police department portrayed on television today.
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63 of 72 people found the following review helpful By Lore on December 24, 2010
Format: DVD
I was drawn to this series by Tom Selleck. It looked stronger than other series coming out of the starting gate, incorporating elements of Charles Bronson's Family Of Cops as well as Hill Street Blues, one of the best police series ever. The dialogue and acting will become more natural as the cast and crew gain experience. Some of the police work is absurdly miraculous. One senses that the original scripts called for a couple hours per episode, and someone gave the order to snip them down to twenty minutes, thus robbing stories of smoother development. This feeling is particularly strong in an episode that pays tribute to officers affected by the tragedies that occurred on 911.

I like the inter-generational aspect that touches on issues pertaining to the changing nature of police work. If you like police drama with some "police humor," check it out!
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By D.S.Thurlow TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 14, 2011
Format: DVD
Tom Selleck stars in "Blue Bloods", a new police procedural drama for the 2010-2011 season. Selleck plays Frank Reagan, veteran cop risen to Commissioner of the NYPD. He is also patriarch of a close-knit clan, including Donnie Wahlberg as son Danny, a hard-nosed detective; Bridget Moynahan as daughter Erin, an assistant district attorney and single mother; Will Estes as youngest son Jamie, a rookie cop; and Len Cariou as Frank's father Henry, himself a retired police commissioner.

The storylines typically involve a compelling crime of the week that manages to involve the whole family in some way, helped along with a generous helping of intergenerational family dynamics, often featuring sibling rivalries. The gracefully aging Selleck is spot-on as a widowed father trying to help his kids and grandkids navigate life's challenges.

A parallel theme is the mystery surrounding the missing Reagan, Frank's son Joe, a cop murdered on the job. Early in the season, the FBI reaches out to Jamie to be an undercover source against the Blue Templar, a secret police society gone bad. This theme will gather steam, leading to a dangerous and dramatic season finale.

"Blue Bloods: The First Season" is highly recommended as good entertainment; this reviewer hopes for a second season.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By J. Byerly on September 15, 2011
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Blue Bloods is such a breath of fresh air! Something positive on television for a change - a strong and close family with honor! It would be difficult to go wrong with Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg, but even the supporting cast is excellent. The show deals with difficult and heavy issues from murder to terrorism to corruption, etc. but somehow you always feel uplifted at the end as the family comes together, often with the generations gathered around the dinner table. Tom Selleck (Frank Reagan) is the NYC Police Commissioner, Donnie Wahlberg (Danny) plays his son and a detective, a daughter is an attorney in the DA's office, another son is a rookie on the force and so on. They do their jobs with pride and professionalism and their family bond is strong. Highly recommend this series!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Alan Chivers on February 8, 2011
Format: DVD
I have followed the concept write-ups and CBS (Network TEN here in Australia) promotion of "Blue Bloods", and it gives me great pleasure in saying that the tone of this new drama (created by Mitchell Burgess and Robin Green, executive producers of "SouthLAnd"; and executive produced by Leonard Goldberg) offers something very special to those of us who reminisce and crave a return to the days defining Robert J. Thompson's second golden age of television drama - I am thinking of Steven Bochco classics like "Hill Street Blues" and "Brooklyn South"; and the lesser known, but one which I hold fond memories of, "Our Family Honor". I highly, highly, highly recommend it!!!! And I look forward to the DVD!!!!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Julie A. Sullivan on May 15, 2011
Format: DVD
From the moment I saw the previews of Blue Bloods...before it aired...I was hooked! Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Jennifer Esposito...WOW! I was so happy to see Tom Selleck back on TV! And once I watched it there was no turning back! I love the basis of the storyline, the family dinners. I remember Amy Carlson from Third Watch...one of the other best shows ever on television! Blue Bloods is saved on my DVR!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Raymond R. WONG on May 14, 2011
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I agree with other reviewers that Blue Bloods is the best new series this past season. Not only the best "cop" series, but the best series period. Tom Sellack is much better here than he ever was in Magnum, PI! I guess being quite a bit older now, he has also matured greatly in his acting. Aging works in acting as well as in fine wine?
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