Summary of "The 1st Season - Dearest Blue, I Love You": I often forget that Donnie Wahlberg entered showbusiness as a singer, not as an actor. I like him much better as an actor than part of the "New Kids on the Block" (I once tried to impress a girl by playing one of their records in the background while talking to her on the phone). He was great in Boomtown (as a Los Angeles detective), and he's great in here as well. Of course, the powerhouse is Tom Selleck; he has such a commanding presence as the New York Police Commissioner that you'll almost wish actually had the role in real life.
I've watched numerous police shows, and I'm always impressed by the approaches that the different shows take on the job. Leonard Goldberg, Executive Producer of Blue Bloods, has had numerous approaches all on his own, having produced The Rookies, S.W.A.T., Starsky and Hutch and T.J. Hooker in the 70s and 80s. Rookie Blue is about 60% police show, and 40% family drama, as the Reagan family plays a huge role in the show, and the family Sunday dinners are always entertaining. I'm also thankful to watch a cop show that doesn't feature the main characters trying to sleep with each other (I'm looking at you, Rookie Blue).
While it was fun watching Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg play cops, I got a kick out of many other actors as well. It's nice to see Nicholas Turturro back playing a cop after playing a NYPD detective for seven seasons on NYPD Blue. The show also draws on talent from in, and around, New York City, so you'll see tons of actors that have appeared on The Wire, Oz, Law & Order, and even Gossip Girl.
The bonus material on the set is quite good, but I would have loved to hear a few commentary tracks, especially for some of the key episodes (pilot, season finale). The featurettes were all extremely informative, and well-produced, and I hope they maintain the level for the season 2 DVDs next year.
I thought the first season of Blue Bloods was extremely good. I enjoyed the show a lot, and I look forward to watching the second season when it's released. (read entire review)
A week ago we brought you the announcement from CBS/Paramount that Blue Bloods - The 7th Season will hit stores on DVD this August 22nd (and the following day we updated that story with info about extras!).... (read entire news item)
'The 7th Season' DVDs Are On The Case This Summer! ***UPDATE: Extras!***
SHOWING THEIR TRUE COLORS The Reagan family delivers justice once again in the unpredictable seventh season of Blue Bloods. The pressure gets turned up on Frank (Tom Selleck) as he navigates a series... (read entire news item)
'The 6th Season' DVDs Announced, Starring Tom Selleck
The Reagans are back on the case in this explosive sixth season of Blue Bloods. The threat has never been greater as Frank (Tom Selleck) suspects New York City to be the next target for a terrorist attack.... (read entire news item)
Tom Selleck's '6th Season' is Scheduled for DVD
We haven't received an official announcement yet from CBS Home Entertainment, or from Paramount Home Media Distribution. And there's no listing yet we can find on the U.S. website for Amazon.com. However,... (read entire news item)
CBS/Paramount Announces 'The 5th Season' for DVD
The Regan family continues to serve and protect the streets of New York in the fifth tumultuous season of Blue Bloods. Oldest son Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) works to convict a national felon as well as resolve... (read entire news item)
Date, Extras, Packaging for 'The 4th Season'
The Reagan family dynamics continue to shift as they deal with everything from gambling and drugs to kidnapping and murder: Jamie (Will Estes) wrestles with his feelings for his new partner; Erin (Bridget... (read entire news item)
Home Video Plans are In-the-Works for 'The 4th Season'
The most recent season's finale episode aired just a few weeks ago on the CBS network, and now Amazon has begun accepting pre-orders for Blue Bloods - The 4th Season on DVD! This listing is prior to CBS/Paramount's... (read entire news item)
Package Art Now for 'The 3rd Season' DVD Set
BLUE BLOODS is a drama about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. BLUE BLOODS: THE THIRD SEASON debuts on DVD in time for the show's fourth season on-air premiere.... (read entire news item)
'The 3rd Season' DVDs: Street Date, Cost, Extras
This morning CBS DVD and Paramount Home Entertainment are announcing a September 10th release date for Blue Bloods - The 3rd Season on DVD. The set, priced at $64.99 SRP, will include Deleted Scenes,... (read entire news item)
DVDs are Being Prepared for 'The 3rd Season' with Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg
The season three finale will be broadcast on the CBS network tomorrow night, and now Amazon has begun accepting pre-orders for Blue Bloods - The 3rd Season on DVD! This listing is prior to CBS/Paramount's... (read entire news item)
'The 2nd Season' DVD Package Art Arrives on the Scene
Yesterday CBS/Paramount announced the September 11th release date for Blue Bloods - The 2nd Season on DVD. They didn't have package art at the time, but now the studio has begun distributing it: (read entire news item)
'The 2nd Season' is Now Scheduled for DVD
BLUE BLOODS is a drama about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. Frank Reagan is the New York Police Commissioner and heads both the police force and the Reagan... (read entire news item)
Is An Arrest Warrant Being Planned for DVDs of 'The 2nd Season'?
This September, the CBS network began airing the newest production year of the police drama starring Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg, and now Amazon has begun taking pre-orders for a release of Blue Bloods... (read entire news item)
Official Announcement for 'The 1st Season' DVDs Brings Release Date, Pricing **UPDATE: Bonus Material**
CBS DVD and Paramount Home Entertainment have scheduled a DVD release of Blue Bloods - The 1st Season, starring Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg, for September 13th. As we've reported about a month ago,... (read entire news item)
Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg in 'The 1st Season'
Amazon is now accepting pre-orders for a release of Blue Bloods - The 1st Season on DVD! This listing is prior to CBS/Paramount's official announcement for the title, though, so instead of a street date... (read entire news item)