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'Blue Bloods': Cops with a generation gap

Scenes from a Sunday family dinner at the Reagan house.. . . Daughter Erin, an assistant D.A.: ``The laws Bluebloods are there for a reason!'' Grandfather Henry, a retired cop: ``Yeah, to protect the criminals!'' Father Frank, the current police chief: ``No strangling on Sunday!''

Welcome to Blue Bloods, the most interesting new take on police dramas since FX unleashed the concept of rogue-cop-as-anti-hero in The Shield eight years ago. A potent brew of family melodrama, crime-thriller tension and conspiratorial intrigue, Blue Bloods may actually bring some viewers back onto the sinking ship of Friday-night television. Read my full review in Friday's Miami Herald.


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