Tom Selleck as the Police Commissioner on Blue Bloods
I am unable to stay awake to watch Blue Bloods at 10 p.m. on Friday nights, so I get the DVDs from Netflix after the season is over. (I do that with other series that I enjoy like Parenthood and The Good Wife.)
What I like best about Blue Bloods is the family interactions and of course, their Sunday dinners.
What I like least about Blue Blood is some of the stuff Danny does. He's always punching and slapping the bad guys and when he isn't, he threatens to do physical damage. Most of the exciting police work is done by Danny and his partner. How realistic that is for detectives, I don't know. Because he sees the worst of the worst and the results of what the bad guys have done to others, I'm guessing that's why the writers have him doing what he does.
I'm not the only one this bothers, one of my writer friends called Danny a thug. Danny is one of "the good guys" and I'm not fond of what I think is a flaw and I think he'd be called down for his actions. Sure, if you have have to physically take someone down to subdue them, but is it necessary to slap them when they are being interviewed?
No matter, I'll keep on watching because there are more pluses in this show than minuses. Maybe it's not as realistic as some police shows--but it shows the heart of a police family and that's what I love about it.
And then there's Tom Selleck--need I say more?