Blue Bloods is one of my guilty vices. The show is far from awesome, the plots are the ripped-from-the-headlines style, and every case is super hyped up so that it can justify the involvement of the police commissioner, a detective, a beat cop, and an assistant DA. It’s not as cheesy as Hawaii Five-O, but it’s not Shakespeare either. So I watch, and hope for the best.
The season premiere has Jamie still a beat cop, and the only good part of his storyline is his partner, Eddie. She’s awesome, and I’d watch if the show was just the two of them being beat cops. Adam-12 on foot patrol in NYC. Danny’s sporting a new hairdo, looking very G.I. Jane-ish, and Dad is looking very stern for the episode.
It was an odd episode as outside of Frank, Jamie and Danny, everybody else was notably absent except for the obligatory family dinner scene. The plot was ho-hum — suspected terrorist activity, somebody was bragging about 72 virgins in a strip club, and it turns out, the guy’s landlord saw a bomb too and reported it. Jamie catches the call for the strip club, Danny the landlord. And everybody tells Frank everything so he can run the show. But it wasn’t that interesting, no drama, no motives, no real policework with startling deductions. Slow methodical policework. Booooorrrriinnnnng. I hope this wasn’t the best the writers had in the tank.
The only interesting part was the kids at the dinner table — they started off being very young six seasons ago, and now are solid little actors. They rocked their meaningless scenes, which leads me to suspect we’re going to see more of them this year.