"Bluebloods", about a family of New York policemen, returns for a second strong season with CBS in 2011. Having vanquished the corrupt and lethal Blue Templars last season, the Reagan family, led by Police Commissioner Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck), will face new challenges on the streets of New York City. The family includes his daughter Erin (Bridget Moynahan), an assistant district attorney; son Danny, a hard-charging detective; and youngest son Jamie, a new beat cop learning the ropes. The fine supporting cast includes Len Cariou as Frank's retired policemen father and Jennifer Esposito as Danny's detective partner Jackie Curatola.
The show continues to offer a nice balance of crime-of-the-week excitement and family interaction. Scenes around the Reagan family Sunday dinner table are a key component of the series, in which job squabbles and sibling rivalries get worked out with a little collective wisdom. Erin will juggle her legal duties with single parenthood of a restless teenager. Danny will be challenged throughout the season to balance his hardnosed, relentless conduct of his job with the demands of his family, including the fears of wife Linda (Amy Carlson) for his safety. Jamie, who seems to have a talent for undecover work, will be invited to infiltrate a mob family, at considerable risk. Frank Reagan will work with a new mayor and will face some gut-wrenching challenges, including the overturning of an old conviction on DNA evidence and an inflammatory racial incident involving a black mosque.
"Blue Bloods" is highly recommended to its fans as a solid, family-oriented police procedural.