Why Blue Bloods Is One Of The Best Tv Shows

Why Blue Bloods Is One Of The Best Tv Shows

"Good Cops Are Made By The World They Police" -Henry Reagan

A few months ago I stumbled across a new show on Netflix, and I knew right away that I had to watch it. I’d seen a few commercials for it on TV, and always thought it looked like my kind of show. I mean, a show about a family in the NYPD? C’mon, that has me written all over it. What really caught my eye about the Netflix cover for it, was admittedly Tom Selleck. I’m a die-hard Friends fan (like really crazy), and I loved Tom Selleck’s character, Richard, on the show. In case you haven’t figured out by now, I’m talking about the TV show, Blue Bloods. It’s an American police drama series on CBS, and it’s currently in its seventh season. The show averages about 13 million viewers, so you could say it’s been a little successful. I’ve watched a lot of TV shows, so I get a little picky when rating them, but I can honestly say that Blue Bloods is one of the best shows I’ve watched. It’s real life, real issues, real people, while also staying fairly clean, and still adding in some fun drama. Here’s the reasons why I adore Blue Bloods:

The family dinners.

I don’t think there’s anything as heartwarming as the family dinner scenes that have become an iconic part of Blue Bloods. To finally find a TV show that doesn’t have a dysfunctional family is rare, and Blue Bloods really set a new bar on this one. They emphasize the importance of family, and making time for your loved ones. No matter what case they are working on, or what is going on in their lives, they all sit down over a home-cooked meal, and talk through their issues. The values on this show are refreshing, and are part of what really sets Blue Bloods apart.

Their faith.

This is a show that isn’t afraid to mention faith, or show how important it is in the Reagan family. All too often any mention of God is avoided on television these days, but in Blue Bloods, family prayers are important, church is attended on Sundays, and their Catholic faith is a part of who they are.


You know I had to go here. I’ve been shipping Jamie & Eddie since the first moment they met. Sure, the writers have loved to tease the Jamko storyline, and we even got one kiss a few seasons ago. What I really love about them though, is their incredible friendship. They put their lives on the line every day, and completely trust each other to have their back. Eddie and Jamie put their friendship, and their partnership at work before having a romantic relationship. As much as that may drive some fans crazy, I think it’s really special. They care enough about each other to really value what they have. With that said, I’m really rooting for this season to be the one where they finally acknowledge that they’re in love with each other. I mean, come on, we all know they’re soulmates!


As the family patriarch, and retired police commissioner, Henry is the sweet old grandpa that we all adore. He’s always sharing words of wisdom, and is always there to support his family. Personally, I think we could all learn a thing or two from Henry.


“I’m going to give you the respect you don’t give me”. I couldn’t write this article without acknowledging Tom Selleck’s character, Frank, because that was the whole reason I started watching this show in the first place. Like father like son, Frank has as many life quotes as Henry does. Tom Selleck has always stood out as an actor, because he has this presence about him that just commands attention. Frank Reagan is a strong leader, loving father, and an indispensable part of the show.

Honestly, I could probably write a paragraph on every character in this show, because I love them all so much. Danny, Linda, Erin- each person on Blue Bloods brings a unique personality and storyline, which helps round out this show to be the network sensation that it is.

The reality.

Blue Bloods covers so many cases and scenarios. They aren’t afraid to go to the hard places, and I think that they show a more realistic side of police life. It is definitely still a TV show, so you can’t expect every single aspect to be spot on realistic, but Blue Bloods does do a great job of showing the real side of the job, and not just the exciting, drama filled moments.

This is the show that I’ve come home to after my long school days and work shifts. When I’m tired, and I need a break, I go visit my favorite family, the Reagans. They’re not perfect, and they let their flaws show, but I always walk away having learned a thing or two from them. They remind me of the things I hold dear in my life- faith, family, hard work, and holding strong to your beliefs. Blue Bloods is setting standards and breaking boundaries.

Thank you for being a breath of fresh air and for not fitting into the mold of today's shows.

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Atlantic City Should Be Immediately Added To Your Travel Bucket List, There's More Than Meets The Eye With This Gem

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When people usually hear the word “AC” they usually picture large amounts of alcohol, endless rows of poker tables, and flashy slot machines. However, the truth is Atlantic City has much more to offer than meets the eye. Since my first trip to Atlantic City on my 13th birthday to see Kelly Clarkson live, I found each trip after that to offer me something new and exciting.

Below I’ve listed some gems of the city besides the typical casinos and clubs.

1. Tanger Outlets and the playground

Unless you are a local or have visited before, you probably wouldn’t know that Atlantic City is actually home to two major shopping centers, the Tanger Outlets, and the Playground. The Tanger Outlets is my personal favorite as it has over 100 stores to shop in. The Playground is also fairly popular amongst visitors and has high-end stores such as Louis Vuitton and Tiffany’s. The Playground though is generally more expensive to shop in and as a girl who appreciates a good bargain, I would recommend to check out the Tanger Outlets first.

2. The Steel Pier

The Steel Pier is great for a day out and to bring out the inner child in all of us. It is open from April to October each year and features an arcade, over 20+ carnival themed rides, and even a helicopter service to see the sights from bird's eye view! In addition, the Steel Pier also offers many holiday and seasonal events that are always well organized and exciting to attend.

3. Great dining

Atlantic City has such a variety of dining options that it's almost impossible to find a place that you don’t like. Some of my personal favorite places to eat include Tropicana’s Carmine’s Italian Restaurant, Harry’s Oyster Bar and Seafood, and the Melting Pot. Most restaurants are within walking distance from the hotels, but still, make sure to make reservations as you may not get seated right away!

4. Rooftop and indoor pools

One of my personal favorite things about AC is their abundance of rooftop and indoor pools! When traveling during the summer I suggest spending an afternoon at your resort’s rooftop pool. Even If your resort doesn’t have one, many hotels offer day passes to theirs. As for indoor pools, they tend to actually be pretty nice and quiet during the winter months.

5. Concerts and shows

From outdoor beach concerts as pictured above to small comedy shows, AC has it all. Since AC is filled with large hotels with clubs and concert stages, it isn’t hard to find a show for you. Below I have listed some of the most anticipated concerts and shows for this season in the AC area, so be sure to get your tickets soon if you plan on going!

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Ultimately, Atlantic City is what you make of it. If you are looking for a traditional gambling and partying scene, AC can definitely give you that experience. However, AC is much more than this and I would go as far as recommending families to go on a weekend getaway here during the summer,as it offers something for every age. Hopefully, every reader can take something from this article and do some further research on what AC has to offer that relates to their specific interests.

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Lil Yachty's 'Lil Boat 2' May Not Be Enough To Keep Him Afloat

Here's what you need to know about "Lil Boat 2."

On March 9, Lil Yachty dropped his newest album, “Lil Boat 2.” The album consists of 17 songs, most of which were probably better off not being on the album and seriously failed to impress me, despite its early success on iTunes.

In all of the reviews I have ever written, I normally organize it song-by-song, giving feedback to each track. This time, however, I think I can save all of us time on this article by just being completely honest about Lil Yachty’s “Lil Boat 2.”

Most of the songs from 1-10 on the tracklist are NOT worth listening to.

"TALK TO ME NICE" (ft. Quavo), "GET MONEY BROS." (ft. Tee Grizzley) and "she ready" (ft. PnB Rock) are the only three songs from the first 10 that are even remotely enjoyable.

Other than those three, every other song from the top ten songs on the tracklist were absolute garbage.

The beats to the songs weren’t that bad but, overall, it just sounded like Lil Yachty and his features were WAY too high to be in the studio.

Yachty’s flows, bars and rhyme schemes were ALL weak throughout the entire album, and if it weren’t for the final six songs on “Lil Boat 2,” this review would be nothing but bashing Lil Yachty.

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I imagine Lil Yachty’s fanbase consists mostly of teenagers who eat tide for Internet views and anybody who knows nothing about what a real rapper is.

Seriously. I cannot stress how elementary this album is. If you’re looking for new rap music to listen to, check out Tory Lanez’s album, “MEMORIES DON’T DIE,” or Logic’s “Bobby Tarantino II.”

Both of those albums are so much better than “Lil Boat 2” that they make Yachty look like an amateur–which he is.

Final Score: 5.8/10
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