Blue Bloods: Law vs Blood
Confused about the title?
Before I explain, let me share a little bit more about the movies and the TV series I watch. I watch Fringe, Grey’s Anatomy, House, Smallville, Kyle XY and Chuck and How I Met Your Mother. Also, when I was a kid, I used to watch star gate @_@. But my head got hit by a big rock vertically in grade school and I think some of my memory is gone – I no longer can recall what Stargate is all about 😛 I also used to watch Rosswell (is the spelling right? that alien dude falling in love with an earthling?) and Charmed! My genre is somewhat more of action-packed / mysterious / scientific in a way. To tell you honestly, I learn a lot from watching these films. I feel like a know-it-all now watching House and Grey’s Anatomy that sometimes I diagnose myself or my brothers and sisters when we get sick (I’m not a doctor, just a wanna-be).
My favorite movie when I was a kid was “Harriet the Spy.” I love mystery and how to get smart watching people solve crimes and puzzling phenomenon and stuff.
And oh, I watch Gossip Girl because of the fashion 😛 Unlike most people, I don’t follow GLEE often. I just watch it when I happen to see it while surfing the TV. But seriously, watching How I Met Your Mother and Gossip Girl makes me learn more about life, love and relationships. Mature relationships ^_^
I get addicted to watching these TV series @_@. My boyfriend doesn’t want me to get so hooked because I couldn’t work. 😛 My excuse is always – “hey, I’m learning something here… and I’m multitasking! See, I’m editing my photos while watching Fringe” 😛
Blue Bloods: When Law Means More Than Blood Ties
Anyway, there’s potentially something I can get more addicted to watching. It’s the new series in AXN called Blue Bloods. I got invited to the launch and the premiere of the first episode at Newport Ultra Cinema.
The invite said “don’t forget to wear a new york police district costume or inspired attire you might win a prize from the Rich and Richard of Amazing Race Asia“
and so, there I was in my cop self 😛
Thanks to my boyfie for letting me borrow his blue polo and to Cheryl for lending me her police cop hat
Watching the pilot episode of Blue Blood in the awesome theater (I swear I could live sitting in that chair forever), made me think that you could learn a lot about law and enforcement and how to be a smart ass from watching the characters solve crimes. I love New York and I want to learn everything about that place because I dream of someday trotting the streets of New York, watching fashion weeks here and there and getting invited to kick-ass parties *sigh*
This series is popular in the US. I just uploaded photos on my flickr and one person commented saying “It’s my favorite show here in Florida.” – said by Joelvergara Photography
The event was hosted by the Riches: Richard Hardin and Richard Herrera. They are the winners of the Amazing Race Asia 4.
and they were also wearing NYPD shirts 😛
Anyway, here’s more info about the new action TV series presented by AXN.
Tom Selleck makes stellar comeback in new family-cop drama
AXN, Southeast Asia’s No. 1 international channel, is excited to be the first in Asia to premiere Blue Bloods and a special press screening was be held on Thursday Feb 17, 2011 at the Newport Ultra Cinema at 6PM. This latest offering is by the same award-winning producers of hit TV series The Sopranos, Mitchell Burgess and Robin Green; and the creator that gave audiences iconic TV series Charlies’ Angels, Starsky and Hutch and Fantasy Island, Leonard Goldberg.
Praised as “one of the season’s five best new shows” by Entertainment Weekly, Blue Bloods has indeed lived up to its promise. The series debut in the United States was CBS’ highest rated Friday night premiere in 6 years! Critics universally praise Blue Bloods for its compelling characters, brilliant writing and engaging plot lines. In fact, the show has done so well for CBS that its shift from Friday to Wednesday nights has been a stellar success, topping its best ratings since its premiere!
A drama about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement, Blue Bloods marks multi-award winning Tom Selleck’s (Magnum P.I., Jesse Stone) return to prime-time TV. The stellar cast of young and seasoned actors include Donnie Wahlberg (Righteous Kill, Band of Brothers), Broadway luminary Len Cairou (Damages, The West Wing) and Bridget Moynahan (Coyote Ugly, Sex and the City).
Frank Reagan (Selleck) is the New York Police Commissioner and heads both the police force and the Reagan brood. He runs his department as diplomatically as he runs his family, even when dealing with the politics that plagued his unapologetically bold father, Henry (Cairou), during his stint as commissioner. A source of pride and concern for Frank is his eldest son Danny (Wahlberg), a seasoned detective and Iraqi War veteran who on occasion uses dubious tactics to solve cases.
The sole Reagan woman in the family, Erin (Moynahan), is a New York Assistant District Attorney and newly single parent, who also serves as the legal compass for her siblings and father. Jamie (Will Estes, Reunion, U-571) is the youngest Reagan, fresh out of Harvard Law and the family’s “golden boy”; however, unable to deny the family tradition, Jamie decides to give up a lucrative future in law and is now a newly minted cop. Jamie’s life takes an abrupt turn when he is asked to become part of a clandestine police investigation even his father knows nothing about and which might have been related to the death of his brother, Joe.
Indeed, what sets Blue Bloods apart from the run-of-the-mill cop drama is its focus on blood ties and the clashes that inevitably arise from having a family of cops and a daughter as a prosecutor. As Tom Selleck shared in an interview, “One of the key elements of the show almost every week is a family dinner. Frank is a patriarch of a family… They’re Irish and they’re Catholic and they argue a lot at family dinner but it seems to be one of the favourite parts of the show.”
Blue Bloods’ balanced combination of nail-biting detective drama and family struggles offers rich material rarely handled so well by both a cast of actors and writers. It invites you to fall in love and admire the men and women who struggle in and out of themselves to maintain order in New York City and their families. Sometimes, law enforcement means more than blood ties.
AXN Blue Bloods Event Photos at Newport Ultra Cinema