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Blue Bloods

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by puckhead, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. puckhead


    Feb 26, 2009
    What does everyone think of it now that it has been on? I just stumbled across it and dont think it is too bad.
  2. BailRecoveryAgent

    BailRecoveryAgent Rude Member

    Aug 2, 2010
    I like the show. How bout a couple gratuitous Bridget Moynahan pics?:wow:


  3. MeefZah

    MeefZah Cover is Code 3

    Jan 2, 2008
    Lost Coast, Cali
    Don't care for it.

    Tried watching it after a suggestion on CT last year, made it through a few episodes before I decided it was trying way too hard and was beating a dead horse with the plot.
  4. Dukeboy01

    Dukeboy01 Pretty Ladies!

    Apr 30, 2000
    Lexington, KY
    I like it okay. "The Wire" ruined me for really enjoying cop shows, since everything else after it ends up seeming a bit cartooney. I'll put it this way: "Blue Bloods" doesn't annoy me. The super forensic investigation that borders on magic on CSI is making all of our modern juries' doubts "reasonable." Cop shows that feature a female in the lead role are really stupid with their "girl power overcoming the glass ceiling" crap and tend to be preachy about everything else besides. Shows like "Hawaii 5-O" with the main characters getting into a gun fight every week are basically cartoons, like I said before.

    I tried to watch "The Killing" on AMC, but the set- up premise of the first episode was so stupid I never went back. First of all it had a female lead, which just sucks generally, but the idea that the Seattle PD was going to send her out as the lead detective on a high profile murder on her last day before she was to move away so the producers could weave in all the emotional conflict of her choosing the job over her happiness was so stupid it made me angry.

    Absent a really well acted, written, and realistic crime drama like "The Wire," I've decided that I prefer anti- heros. My favorite show right now is "Breaking Bad."
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2011
  5. GunFighter45ACP


    Jun 11, 2005
    D/FW, TX
    I like it. I don't put it in the same category as say, Southland or The Shield, but so far I've been OK w/it. It does seem to be getting a little predictable, though.
  6. gilfo


    Mar 14, 2008
    Wish I didn't have to go grey, how does Tom Selicke do it. His face ages but his hair is still jet black.
  7. Sam Spade

    Sam Spade Staff Member Lifetime Member

    May 4, 2003
    I'm impressed that they're willing to show a family that's actually a family. Integrity, religious values, eats meals together, a father or three that isn't a buffoon...

    That it's about LE, while again lacking ******-baggery traits seemingly required in modern entertainment, is icing on the cake.
  8. Sharkey


    Nov 21, 2006
    DFW, TX
    Tried a couple shows it seems too contrived. I lost interest.

    That said, 2 shows into Prime Suspect on Thurs. nights and gotta say, I'm liking it. DVR it if you get a chance.
  9. I like it better after they dropped the stupid "Blue Templars" sub-plot from the first season.
  10. Dexters


    May 3, 2004
    What I like about the show are that they use NYC locations and you can try to guess where the scene actually is.
    Some of the actors act and look like they can be from NYC, especially the secondary actors.
    The center on the family is nice.
    I'm guessing they are going after a female audience, so it isn't too hard edge. It is a forgettable show.

    One show I can not watch is CSI NY. It is what someone from Iowa, who has never been to NYC, thinks New Yorkers act.
  11. Kahr_Glockman


    Feb 26, 2005
    I saw an episode of "The Chicago Code" and I have to say, I kinda liked it. It was made by Shawn Ryan so that may have something to do with it.
  12. MeefZah

    MeefZah Cover is Code 3

    Jan 2, 2008
    Lost Coast, Cali
    There were a few things that annoyed me about "The Killing", some of which you mentioned. I also really hated the other detective, the former narc guy who just transferred in from county (yeah, whatever). But overall, that was a damn good show.

    Yerk. Awful. Hated it. I knew that would get cancelled from the first episode. That said, I still watched it...
  13. ArmaGlock

    ArmaGlock Glock Armorer

    Dec 28, 2005
    It's better than most in my opinion. But like someone said earlier The Wire set the bar high for cop shows and nothing has come close since.

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  14. BailRecoveryAgent

    BailRecoveryAgent Rude Member

    Aug 2, 2010

    I think we may be long lost twins. I loved "The Wire", in fact, DirecTV replayed the entire series over the last year or so on the Audience network and I watched it again just like the first time around.

    Wanna see some real suckage, try sitting through an episode of "Rookie Blue" or "Rizzoli and Isles".:puking:Just make sure you remove all firearms from your house, otherwise you'll blow your brains out rather than watch 44 minutes of pure tv cop show fail.
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2011
  15. scottydl


    May 31, 2005
    The Middle
    I like "Blue Bloods" and am a regular watcher. Much higher quality of actors IMO than many other new police shows these days, that are just made up of no-names who can't pass as real cops (i.e. Hawaii 5-0 and every CSI/NCIS variation).

    Agreed with above comments about "The Wire" ... everything else pales in comparison. Wife got me the complete set of "Homicide: Life on the Street" last Christmas and just finished watching it last week... great show that was a predecessor (same producers) as The Wire, many of the same actors. If I could get "Breaking Bad" I'd be watching it, but I don't have any pay TV so I'm constrained to anything on the major networks.
  16. Dukeboy01

    Dukeboy01 Pretty Ladies!

    Apr 30, 2000
    Lexington, KY
    I got "The Wire" boxed set for Father's Day a couple of years ago. I work my way through all five seasons at least once a year.
  17. scottydl


    May 31, 2005
    The Middle
    Same here, good buddy of mine has all 5 so I can get them one at a time pretty easily. My wife got hooked on it too. One time (kids were gone for the weekend) we watched 7 episodes in one day, with 5 of them in a row. It is THAT addicting, as anyone knows who has seen it.
  18. Billua

    Billua Lake Mead Explr

    Sep 30, 2009
    Las Vegas, NV
    I'm a huge tom Selleck fan, but as stated earlier the storyline are thin and boring...

    The Chicago code started the same, but got rolling the last two shows right before they sch1tcanned it.
  19. jwhite75

    jwhite75 Gubmint Worker

    Jan 6, 2009
    Dub V
    Blue Bloods isnt gritty but it is decent entertainment.

    I prefer Southland.

    Prime Suspect is not bad yet.

    I was mad when they cancelled Chicago Code.
  20. ryanm


    Aug 1, 2003
    Central Arkansas
    I enjoy Blue Bloods. Much better than the traditional 'CSI' style (which I still watch sometimes also).

    I really liked The Chicago Code.