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Blue Bloods TV series
« on: August 29, 2015, 04:03:43 PM »
Anyone watch it? Good show!
We just started watching the 5th season though, and the have taken on a somewhat ant-catholic tone. The show features the Reagan family of devout (well..for TV anyway) catholics. They actually show them praying as a family, talking through problems from a catholic perspective, discussing issues with priests, etc..

So, the fifth season starts and all of a sudden, looks like the sign of the cross is gone and Frank (the main character played by Tom Selleck) publicly goes against church teaching to his Cardinal and disses the church at a news conference. The gay issue of course.. I was very disappointed. I understand Donnie Wahlberg (another main guy) is actually catholic. I wonder if the actors ever talk to the writers about what is true church teaching before they come up with the lines that are problematic. The press conference scene especially bothered me because the reporter:

1. states as fact the church's "anti-gay" stance.
2. accuses frank of only "hating gays on Sunday".

No proper rebuttal at all. Frank talks to the cardinal and voices his desire that the church get with the program, and then they make it a strong point to have Frank kiss the ring in a very dramatic and creepy way.


Do you guys watch the show..?
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Re: Blue Bloods TV series
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2015, 04:31:16 PM »
 Dude! Spoiler alert please. Only up to season 3.  ;D
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Re: Blue Bloods TV series
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2015, 02:06:30 PM »
Till Jennifer Esposito left.
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Re: Blue Bloods TV series
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2015, 02:57:40 PM »
If I recall correctly, Tim from FE used to really like this show.  I had started watching it because of his recommendation.  It was a really good show.  I'm not sure why I stopped watching.  Thanks for bringing it backup.  :)
 
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Re: Blue Bloods TV series
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2015, 03:13:07 PM »
Based on what I read on Catholic fora, just about every "good" show ends up turning bad.   There have been countless threads about various TV shows with the same recurring theme.   Why not just ditch the TV and find another source of entertainment?
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They could not see the bitter smile
Behind the painted grin he wore.

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Re: Blue Bloods TV series
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2015, 07:55:01 PM »
Till Jennifer Esposito left.

Yeah..she was good.

Danny's new partner is good, too.

I don't ditch the TV because I like some TV..!
We watch a lot of movies and some good documentaries. I can't even remember the last major network series we watched..probably CSI or something..
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