Over the years, ‘Blue Bloods’ has garnered immense fan following and has received praise from critics as well. Tom Selleck’s performance, in particular, has been praised, and the show has received credit for portraying the police in a way the audience perceives law enforcement to be. However, some critics have panned the show saying it caters to the white American fantasy about law enforcement and does not take into account white privilege and instances of racism in the police.
‘Blue Bloods’ has had nine successful seasons so far and is in the middle of its tenth season. Here’s everything we know about it.
Blue Bloods Season 10 Episode 11 Release Date
‘Blue Bloods’ Season 10 premiered on September 27, 2019 on CBS. After airing for 10 episodes, the show went on a mid-season break — as it always does — on December 6, 2019. The good news is that fans won’t have to wait for long for the show to come back on the tv screens. ‘Blue Bloods’ Season 10 episode 11 is expected to release on January 3, 2020. You can watch it on CBS.
As far as the future of the show goes, fans should know that the show had enjoyed brilliant ratings over the years. Given this fact, CBS is unlikely to pull the plug on the show anytime soon — or at least that’s what we hope.
Blue Bloods Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast of ‘Blue Bloods’ includes Donnie Wahlberg who plays Detective Daniel “Danny” Reagan, Sami Gayle as Nicole “Nicky” Reagan-Boyle, Bridget Moynahan as ADA Erin Reagan, Will Estes as Officer Jamison “Jamie” Reagan, Amy Carlson as Linda Reagan, Len Cariou as the retired Commissioner Henry Reagan, Tom Selleck as Commissioner Francis “Frank” Xavier Reagan.
Blue Bloods Plot: What is it about?
‘Blue Bloods’ basically follows the members of the Reagan family, who are all involved in various aspects of law enforcement and work at different stages of the process. Through their eyes, the series attempts to show how the law and order in the USA works, and viewers are also treated to the interpersonal relations these characters share with each other, and with the other people at their workplace. One might understand that the appeal this series has in the eyes of the viewers, is due to the simple template it follows. Detective Daniel Raegan takes up all the cases and then breaks them.
Should you watch Blue Bloods?
For the most part, yes! The Hollywood Reporter sums up the show quite well when it says, “CBS’ “Blue Bloods” purports to be about multigenerational Staten Island cop family the Reagans — possibly echoing the era in which star Tom Selleck first made waves on primetime — but the allegory here is the Bush dynasty and its tangled web of fathers and sons and the ties that bind and estrange them in that Shakespearean knot of tension so familiar to higher pedigree crime drama.”
What stands out in the show is the way it captures the urban texture of New York, through all the five boroughs. The characters too give stellar performances, and there is always a hint of moral ambiguity in the narrative undertones which keeps things interesting. However, ‘Blue Bloods’ comes with its own set of problems. It somewhat gives the message that systematic racism does not exist, and asking for police accountability is treacherous and unnecessary, and even dangerous. Although the Reagans themselves cannot be blamed of this, as they try to enforce their ideas of justice and equality, the show’s portrayal of minorities and the issues afflicting them, especially in relation to law enforcement, is less than nuanced, to say the least. It depicts people speaking against the police as manipulative, malicious, and deceptive, thus discouraging the democratic right to question those in power and tasked with guarding us.
For a show that claims to touch on several tough political issues, its portrayal is more reassuring than revelatory, that these issues are indeed not all that troublesome. Perhaps, this is because the major section of viewers of ‘Blue Bloods’ is an older generation who do not like the idea of challenging institutions, especially authoritative ones. Nonetheless, skirting the issue does not make it go away and the Reagans despite being decent individuals do not realize that they are part of the larger problem. A critic succinctly summarizes this situation saying, “The Reagans of Blue Bloods represent something both tremendously dangerous and mundane about white culture: power that doesn’t understand itself as power, prejudice that doesn’t understand itself as prejudice, and worst of all, white people who don’t understand how much damage they can cause when they refuse to acknowledge either of those things.”
Blue Bloods Trailer:
Here’s season 10 promo.
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