Parents' Guide to

Blue Bloods

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Interesting family cop drama has mature storylines.

TV CBS Drama 2010
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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 22 parent reviews

age 18+

We all loved the Reagan family for their strong morals and integrity. Bring that back!

Season 13, episode 16, was a complete contradiction of the Reagan family 's standards and morals. Grandpa Reagan and the nudist vacation with his wife? Really? Frank allowing an officer to pose nude on TicTock? If this kind of 180 ° material continues I will no longer be a fan of Blue Bloods! I have loved the show for years, but not interested in this crap.
age 12+

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (22):
Kids say (22):

The series successfully combines police/legal procedure with family drama in a way that allows viewers to watch the Reagan family dynasty solve cases on the job and at home. Throughout it all, Frank holds the family together with a quiet and principled authority, offering advice when his adult children are struggling in their professional and personal lives.

Blue Bloods offers the typical tales of robbery, murder, office politics, and police corruption, but it also addresses morally and ethically complex issues, like ignoring procedure for the sake of justice, and racial profiling. While some of these themes are decidedly mature, the overall show is positive, insightful, and entertaining.

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