DVD review: Blue Bloods: Season 1

A look at the police procedural starring Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg


Blue Bloods: Season 1 (Cert: 15)


3 stars

In a nutshell: law enforcers keep it in the family in a classy US drama

Shown earlier in 2011 as part of Sky Atlantic’s opening line-up of imports, Blue Bloods proved to be one of the most involving US cop shows of recent years, thanks to its mix of police procedural drama and family angst. Tom Selleck plays Frank, the paterfamilias of the Reagan clan, a long line of law-enforcers that includes eldest son Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and district attorney sister Erin (Bridget Moynahan), who all get to argue the ethics of their cases over the evening meal. Imagine something that mixes the best elements of Law & Order and Brothers & Sisters and you get the idea.


Format: DVD
Extra features: behind-the-scenes featurettes and deleted scenes