I’d like to tell you that Blue Bloods is amazing TV. I’d like to tell you about the great plots, wonderful acting, scintillating dialogue. Or the action. Or anything that explains why I continue to watch this cheesy show. With almost only one exception, all of the acting is relatively basic. Tom Selleck is fantastic as Papa Reagan, and the rest are good, but rarely do I see any scene where I think, “Wow, give them an Emmy!”.
As BB enters it’s seventh season, it’s a pretty straightforward episode. Danny shot a serial killer at the end of the previous season, the department cleared him, but now the State AG’s office is convening a grand jury. And if Danny loses his temper with them and appears like a hothead, the grand jury is likely to send him to full trial. Meanwhile, Jamie is investigating a vehicular manslaughter case where the driver was intoxicated, but claims he wasn’t the one driving.
Neither case is particularly compelling, but it’s the standard fare for Blue Bloods. And I’ll tune in next week to see more of the same. Mostly cuz Tom Selleck does such a great job as Mr. Integrity and Honour.