If BLUE BLOODS is cancelled...

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NewportsRetrowebtvnet
There goes every new broadcast network show from this season that I was
still watching: OUTSOURCED, THE DEFENDERS, L&O:LA, THE EVENT.
                                            
Bill
Gone from my list: Detroit 187, Chicago Code, Defenders, LOLA, V
                                            
Irish
"Blue Bloods": Good story-lines, good acting and a refreshing change from
the usual sophomoric network drivel.  I figure they'll cancel it.

Irish Mike
                                            
Adam
What week did Blue Bloods have good story lines? Remind me, please.
                                            
NewportsRetrowebtvnet
From: [email protected] (Adam H. Kerman) What week did Blue Bloods have
good story lines?
                                            
David
Apparently they won't.
                                            
NewportsRetrowebtvnet
"Blue Bloods": Good story-lines, good acting and a refreshing change
from the usual sophomoric network drivel.
                                            
EGK
I've liked Donnie Wahlberg ever since seeing him in Band of Brothers.
Followed him in Boomtown as well.  He hasn't had good luck with series so I
hope Blue Bloods sticks around a while even if it is awfully cliched.
                                            
Dano
I've liked Donnie Wahlberg ever since seeing him in Band of Brothers.
Followed him in Boomtown as well.  He hasn't had good luck with series so I
hope Blue Bloods sticks around a while even if it is awfully cliched.

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I really am astounded by how many think this show is good...let alone great. 
The writing is incredibly simplistic.  The plots have been very cut and 
dried...rarely with any original twists or turns.  Just straight ahead 
morality plays that make that old Sunday morning cartoon the Catholic Church 
put on, Davy & Goliath seem complex and entertaining.  I like Donnie.  I 
even like Selleck...the real reason for the solid ratings IMO (my guess). 
But really...is their a family this good...this righteous (not to mention 
SELF righteous) on the planet...let alone in NYC?  Come on...I just can't 
buy into this.  It's like Thanksgiving every Sunday in that household. 
Having been raised in big Irish Catholic families (my wife's as well)...I 
have never seen one this perfect.  Human beings are flawed.  These folks 
have such minor flaws as to be unbelievable.

I DO still watch.  I had hopes they might be going somewhere interesting 
with the continuing subplot that they seemed frightened of.  After all...the 
Harvard Lawyer/patrolman (yeah right) son didn't even trust his brother or 
his holier than a Monsignor dad with the Blue Templar secret that KILLED his 
own brother for cripes sake?  The barely broached how absurd THAT was.  I 
personally think they were going to go for something darker and more complex 
and either chickened out or Tom Terrific wanted no part of that.  It was 
very noticeable to me that they waited till the very last episode to wrap 
that up in a nice simple bow...ending a massive conspiracy that HAD to go 
deep into the department overnight.  That simply could NEVER happen.

Lastly...to even mention Boomtown in the same breath is an insult to that 
fine and original show that deserved a far better fate.
                                            
NewportsRetrowebtvnet
From: [email protected] (Dano) 
Having been raised in big Irish Catholic families
                                            
Thanatos
I actually know a Yale lawyer who is an LAPD cop. So it's not as "yeah 
right" as you keep making it out to be.

 didn't even trust his brother or 

I thought the worst part of the whole mess was how they glossed over 
(hell, didn't even mention) the PR blowback in the press once the whole 
thing made the news. The aftermath of the arrests was so conspicuously 
absent it makes me think they were trying to imply that Selleck somehow 
made it all go away quietly, which is absurd.
                                            
NewportsRetrowebtvnet
the PR blowback in the press once the whole thing made the news. The
aftermath of the arrests
                                            
Dano
the PR blowback in the press once the whole thing made the news. The
aftermath of the arrests
                                            
NewportsRetrowebtvnet
From: [email protected] (Dano) 
If there's anything remotely interesting opposite
                                            
Dano
From: [email protected] (Dano)
If there's anything remotely interesting opposite
                                            
NewportsRetrowebtvnet
From: [email protected] (Dano) 
There is music I don't care for...books and even pets as well... I know
someone with a snarling, evil pit bull
                                            
David
Really.  So what should his punishment have been if he, say, killed a
human?
                                            
NewportsRetrowebtvnet
From: [email protected] (David Johnston) <<<Michael Vick
should be serving life in prison.>>>
                                            
Dano
From: [email protected] (David Johnston) <<<Michael Vick
should be serving life in prison.>>>
                                            
NewportsRetrowebtvnet
From: [email protected] (Dano) 
So you're a death penalty fan eh?
                                            
NewportsRetrowebtvnet
From: [email protected] (Dano) 
life in prison can be undone when errors are made
                                            
Dano
From: [email protected] (Dano)
life in prison can be undone when errors are made
-------------------------------------------
SN: But there are cases where there really is NO doubt that the accused
is guilty. The death penalty in such cases
is not an "extremist position."

P.S. Every one of your posts lately contains some sort of accusation.
This puts you on the level of a Hateman or a Thanatos and has you headed
for plonking. You're already way past your two strikes.

=====================================

You've already made that threat.  As have I.  I killfiled you more than 
once...on several computers actually.  But for now I'm more than a little 
amused to call you out on your nonsense.  Plonk away if you wish.  All that 
will accomplish is you won't get to see my responses and rebuttals.  Your 
loss...but others will read them.  I'm really not interested in a flame 
war...but you can be quite obnoxious and very contradictory.  You accuse me 
of being mean and nasty all while expressing hatred over the most mundane 
things.  Now you would execute people for cruelty to animals.  God knows for 
what else.  All I know is that laws are not that simple.  Every case is 
different.  Innocent people DO get convicted unfairly.  Especially the poor 
and less powerful.  "Justice" really CAN be bought for the right price. 
Wealthy defendants get off, while poor folk get railroaded because of 
ambitious prosecutors who are sometimes corrupt themselves but only care 
about getting convictions.  Basically they are just politicians...I'd prefer 
to not give them more power of life and death more than they already have. 
Then there are always the honest mistakes...mistakes that can never be 
corrected once an execution takes place.  Justify it anyway you like.  But 
like any slippery slope, it's tough to stop once you lose your footing.

So go ahead.  Place me in your killfile.  Close your puny little mind. 
Listen to show tunes.  I couldn't give a fuck less.  Better still...just 
STFU.
                                            
aemeijers
So what? Even if the crime in question was witnessed by 1000 people and 
shown real-time on national television, it is STILL cheaper to just lock 
them up. Capital cases are absurdly expensive to conduct, and death 
penalty has no proven deterrent value. Most people that commit capital 
crimes aren't the brightest in the world, and think they will never be 
caught, assuming they can think more than ten minutes into the future.

Death penalty simply isn't cost efficient.
                                            
NewportsRetrowebtvnet
From: [email protected] (aemeijers) 
Even if the crime in question was witnessed by 1000 people and shown
real-time on national television, it is STILL cheaper to just lock them
up. Most people that commit capital crimes aren't the brightest in the
world, and think they will never be caught, assuming they can think more
than ten minutes into the future.
                                            
NewportsRetrowebtvnet
From: [email protected] (Dano) 
life in prison can be undone when errors are made 
------------------------------------------- 
SN: But there are cases where there really is NO doubt that the accused 
is guilty. The death penalty in such cases is not an "extremist
position."
                                            
Adam
Hahahahahahahahahahahaha

Dano the drama queen versus Newport the Weeb... who couldn't possibly
kill file anyone, having neither the tools nor the smarts.
                                            
trotsky
That's pretty extreme but I do think an argument could be made that a 
serial killer of animals should be given the same punishment as a serial 
killer of people.
                                            
NewportsRetrowebtvnet
From: [email protected] (trotsky) 
I do think an argument could be made that a serial killer of animals
should be given the same punishment as a serial killer of people.
                                            
NewportsRetrowebtvnet
From: [email protected] (Dano) 
How very right wing of you.
                                            
Dano
I've liked Donnie Wahlberg ever since seeing him in Band of Brothers.
Followed him in Boomtown as well.  He hasn't had good luck with series so I
hope Blue Bloods sticks around a while even if it is awfully cliched.

=======================================

I really am astounded by how many think this show is good...let alone great.
The writing is incredibly simplistic.  The plots have been very cut and
dried...rarely with any original twists or turns.  Just straight ahead
morality plays that make that old Sunday morning cartoon the Catholic Church
put on, Davy & Goliath seem complex and entertaining.  I like Donnie.  I
even like Selleck...the real reason for the solid ratings IMO (my guess).
But really...is their a family this good...this righteous (not to mention
SELF righteous) on the planet...let alone in NYC?  Come on...I just can't
buy into this.  It's like Thanksgiving every Sunday in that household.
Having been raised in big Irish Catholic families (my wife's as well)...I
have never seen one this perfect.  Human beings are flawed.  These folks
have such minor flaws as to be unbelievable.

I DO still watch.  I had hopes they might be going somewhere interesting
with the continuing subplot that they seemed frightened of.  After all...the
Harvard Lawyer/patrolman (yeah right) son didn't even trust his brother or
his holier than a Monsignor dad with the Blue Templar secret that KILLED his
own brother for cripes sake?  The barely broached how absurd THAT was.  I
personally think they were going to go for something darker and more complex
and either chickened out or Tom Terrific wanted no part of that.  It was
very noticeable to me that they waited till the very last episode to wrap
that up in a nice simple bow...ending a massive conspiracy that HAD to go
deep into the department overnight.  That simply could NEVER happen.

Lastly...to even mention Boomtown in the same breath is an insult to that
fine and original show that deserved a far better fate.

postscript to my rant...

Not only did THIS son not trust his own brother and father...the other, 
murdered son apparently did not either.  Someone explain THAT one to me 
please?
                                            
Bill
It seems unlikely they'll cancel. Strong cast, decent stories, good 
family values, wide range of character demographics all help. But it's 
in Friday night death time slot.

But perhaps Tom Selleck could stop scrunching his jaw after every 
sentence. Making his dimples work all the time is getting pretty 
tiresome. For the audience.
                                            
NewportsRetrowebtvnet
From: [email protected] (Bill Idgerant)
Perhaps Tom Selleck could stop scrunching his jaw after every sentence.
Making his dimples work all the time is getting pretty tiresome.
                                            
Bill
He's a Winnipeg boy, just like me. Another Canadian actor showin' how to 
get the job done, eh?
                                            
NewportsRetrowebtvnet
From: [email protected] (Bill Idgerant)
<<<SN: Len Cariou is the show's best actor.>>>