Being a major fan of Tom Selleck ever since his days on “Friends” made me follow his career a little bit closely, when it comes to television of course. His recent stint on television was on the show “Las Vegas” before it got cancelled. I loved him then and I love him even more now. CBS has decided to give us some more Tom Selleck and brought him back to the little screen in a new COP drama airing on Fridays.
“Blue Bloods” is a drama about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to protecting New York City, they are called the “Reagans”. Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) is the NYC Police Commissioner who heads both the police force and the Reagan brood; his father, Henry (Len Cariou), the former Commissioner is still around and gives us background information when we need to know more about the Reagans and how they came to be. Frank’s eldest son Danny(Donnie Wahlberg), is a detective, family man, and Iraqi War vet who uses different types of questioning tactics and tools to solve cases (in most cases he can appear to be the lead on the TV Show however as the Reagan family they are all the leads and not only one person). The only girl in the family Erin (Bridget Moynahan), is a NY Assistant DA and newly single parent who in more ways acts as the mother not only to her daughter but to the family in general as their mother (Frank’s wife) passed away a while back. Jamie (Will Estes), the last of the bunch, the youngest of them all was fresh out of Harvard law and considered the family’s “golden child”, however, was unable to deny the family tradition and decided to give up his law career and enter the family business of becoming a COP. Their lives are brought to us on the little screen every Friday with a new case, with more information about the Reagan legacy and more.
I found it very nice and refreshing in comparison with all the COP dramas out there today or scientific dramas. The cases are often wrapped up nicely but they give you a sense of family values which in today’s age is missing from most shows. Their Sunday dinners remind me of how most families here in Kuwait have their Friday/Saturday lunches/dinners with family members and give me a warm feeling. I recently caught up with all the episodes and find that I have fallen more in love with this show than before.
In my books, this one is a winner and CBS seems to be giving us more of those shows than before. For those of you looking for a COP drama but also a show about family values I highly recommend this one. It might be slow in the beginning but you will appreciate it in the long run.
Rating: Must Watch
P.S. It doesn’t hurt that Tom Selleck and his younger son look hot? Men in uniforms are a must in my books!
I love Supernatural, This show keeps on shocking you in every season with ever episode & you’d never ever get bored of it! You just want to watch more and more of it not wanting it to stop! Too bad, this season is supposed to be the final one but who knows?! They might just renew it for a 7th season! Now, in this season (6), things are taking a huge turn specially in the relation between the Winchester brothers! This is something weren’t expecting at all because Dean & Sam have always been close & always protected one another! But season 6 has lots of new things!
Not only does CBS and NBC announce their Full season orders but it seems that “TheCW” also is following the trend and announcing that they want full seasons of its freshman shows “Hellcats” and “Nikita” both of which are awesome in my books. And it also announced a full season order of “One Tree Hill” which is now in its 8th year and is continuing to perform well.
The verdict on their sophmore series “Life Unexpected” is still up for grabs but I hope it gets renewed because it has potential but needs to get a push outside. Otherwise, congratulations to all the other shows.
Great news for those of you following the 5 new shows that are currently airing on CBS “Hawaii Five-O”, “Blue Bloods”, “Mike & Molly”, “$#*! My Dad Says”, and “The Defenders”. The above mentioned shows all got a full season order which means they’ll be here for this season at least. And basically because of each of the show’s success they have made CBS nab the number one spot for the first month of the fall season.
Although the network hasn’t specified how many episodes have been ordered. the network’s president Nina Tassler wouldn’t rule out reducing episode orders for some series so that they can make room for new mid-season shows.
The season orders haven’t come as a surprise since most of the five shows have become the most-watched new shows of the season. The most watched shows are: “Hawaii Five-O”, “Mike & Molly”, and “$#*! My Dad Says”.
A congratulations is in order for the above mentioned shows and here is hoping that they stick around longer than that (well most of them at least).
More NBC news today, it seems that they have put in a full-season order request for both “Chuck” and “Chase” this season which means they are not being threatened by the big axe-board.
NBC actually increased the episodes ordered for “Chuck” from the usual 22 episodes to 24 for Season 4 which is a welcome movement for all “Chuck” fans around the world. Although rating-wise “Chuck” hasn’t been doing that well but NBC seems to have recognized that it has a faithful and loyal following and didn’t want to mess with that audience.
The action drama “Chase” on the other hand also got a full season order, but in my honest opinion I don’t see it as worthy of that pick up since it seems to be a show about some outlaw or another running around in Texas and the team has to find him, no real story behind that and nothing that can make me desperately want to see the next episode. ”Undercovers” another freshman show by J.J. Abrams is struggling in the ratings but didn’t receive a pick up instead NBC ordered a few more scripts for the show to see how it would fare. Now that is a show that I would gladly welcome watching it’s a different version of “Chuck” in my books and although it’s a cliche it still gives you a smile here and there.
So there you go, that’s about it in terms of pick ups this season NBC seems to be the first network with the news out, here’s hoping other networks announce their pick ups and cancellations soon.
It’s official, NBC has officially picked up a full season order for three of its freshman shows, “The Event,” “Law & Order: Los Angeles,” and “Outsourced.”
The network has not made a decision yet regarding the other two new shows, “Undercovers” and “Chase” according to The Ausiello Files.
In my opinion I expected them to pick up “The Event” since it is replacing the gap placed by “Heroes” and it has been doing very well but the show that came as a surprise to me was “Outsourced” since it’s not in the same league as “Community” and “30 Rock” but let’s hope the season improves.
Congrats to all the shows that got picked up for full season orders, let’s hope they get renewed next year and perform well. And for the shows that have not been picked up, let’s hope they do.
Jus as what my dear Jacqui, I thought of following her steps and write a post about what I’m watching! I know I’m addicted to TV Shows but not like her, she’s crazier than me, and I don’t know how she can do it but she does :) So here’s my list; Continue Reading
OI thought I might introduce a small section on what each one of your reviewers are watching, I think I am the worst one of them all since I probably watch more shows than I can write but I’ll be focusing on what I’m watching this Fall Season, that is the shows that are playing right now. So here is my list categorized by the days they air in the US.
The lovely Jensen Ackles acts as a director to the next episode of Supernatural 6×04! I’m in love with this actor who’s able to stir up the audience emotions and feelings just from looking in his eyes, you can either feel happiness or sorrow! Now he directs for the first time and to a show he plays a major role in! Let’s take a look on how things went on the set and let’s hope this episode will be just as good as the previous ones!