History YMMV / BlueBloods

27th Apr '16 12:41:50 PM maxwellsilver
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* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Most episodes have a common theme that the main characters encounter in their respective subplots.
26th Apr '16 7:41:20 PM maxwellsilver
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** Those who disagree with Danny's methods often view him as dangerous, reckless, and view him as having a disturbing disregard for New Yorkers' civil liberties, and many view him as being a KnightTemplar who often comes unnervingly close to becoming as bad as the people he fights. One reviewer pointed out that when Danny decides that a suspect is guilty, he goes after them with reckless and extremely aggressive tactics...[[{{OhCrap}} but what happens if he ever mistakenly becomes convinced that an innocent person is guilty?]] Not to mention the dubious legality of some of Danny's methods.

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** Those who disagree with Danny's methods often view him as dangerous, reckless, and view him as having a disturbing disregard for New Yorkers' civil liberties, and many view him as being a KnightTemplar who often comes unnervingly close to becoming as bad as the people he fights. One reviewer pointed out that when Danny decides that a suspect is guilty, he goes after them with reckless and extremely aggressive tactics...[[{{OhCrap}} but what happens if he ever mistakenly becomes convinced that an innocent person is guilty?]] guilty? Not to mention the dubious legality of some of Danny's methods.
21st Apr '16 6:27:36 AM Peridonyx
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Sarah Grant in "Bad Company". Giving NoSympathy to her family's killer is one thing, but [[spoiler:continuing to give none even after knowing he didn't intentionally do it (he was an untreated schizophrenic at the time) and genuinely regrets it]] is another thing entirely. But the icing on the cake is when she [[spoiler:ultimately tells him the only true way to make up for it is to commit suicide (despite knowing he already attempted just that in the past)]]. Needless to say, it's hard to watch her look so happy and unfazed at her wedding in the epilogue without feeling bitter after that.
** However, Frank does point out a few key points of interest. For instance, is Barry sincere, or is he just a consummate liar, and is acting in order to obtain some kind of parole, or transfer out of prison? Because if he's the latter, as Frank suggests at one point, Barry could convince a lot of people in the world. But as Frank also points out, it's perfectly understandable that someone whose entire family was slaughtered might not want to accept the idea of a reformed sadistic killer. This AlternateCharacterInterpretation as to whether he's really undergone a change is also left to the viewer.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Sarah Grant in "Bad Company". Giving NoSympathy to her family's killer NoSympathy is one thing, thing -- even understandable -- but [[spoiler:continuing continuing to give him none even after knowing that he didn't intentionally do both unintentionally did it (he was an untreated schizophrenic at the time) and genuinely regrets it]] is now lucid enough for a MyGodWhatHaveIDone mindset is another thing entirely. But the icing on the cake is when she [[spoiler:ultimately ultimately tells him that the only true way to make up for it is to commit suicide (despite her knowing that he already attempted just that in the past)]]. past). Needless to say, it's hard to watch her look so happy and unfazed at her wedding in the epilogue afterward without one feeling bitter after that.
** However, Frank does point out a few key points
all of interest. For instance, is Barry sincere, or is he just a consummate liar, and is acting in order to obtain some kind of parole, or transfer out of prison? Because if he's the latter, as Frank suggests at one point, Barry could convince a lot of people in the world. But as Frank also points out, it's perfectly understandable that someone whose entire family was slaughtered might not want to accept the idea of a reformed sadistic killer. This AlternateCharacterInterpretation as to whether he's really undergone a change is also left to the viewer.that.
20th Apr '16 8:18:04 PM Peridonyx
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Sarah Grant in "Bad Company". Giving NoSympathy to her family's killer is one thing, but [[spoiler:continuing to give none even after knowing he didn't intentionally do it (He was an untreated schizophrenic at the time.) and genuinely regrets it]] is another thing entirely. But the icing on the cake is when she [[spoiler:ultimately tells him the only true way to make up for it is to commit suicide (despite knowing he already attempted just that in the past)]]. Needless to say, it's hard to watch her look so happy and unfazed at her wedding in the epilogue without feeling bitter after that.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Sarah Grant in "Bad Company". Giving NoSympathy to her family's killer is one thing, but [[spoiler:continuing to give none even after knowing he didn't intentionally do it (He (he was an untreated schizophrenic at the time.) time) and genuinely regrets it]] is another thing entirely. But the icing on the cake is when she [[spoiler:ultimately tells him the only true way to make up for it is to commit suicide (despite knowing he already attempted just that in the past)]]. Needless to say, it's hard to watch her look so happy and unfazed at her wedding in the epilogue without feeling bitter after that.



17th Apr '16 7:33:05 PM probiewankenobi
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* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Most episodes have a common theme that the main characters encounter in their respective subplots.
9th Apr '16 11:33:10 PM dmcreif
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** This could go both ways: is Barry sincere, or is he just a consummate liar, and is acting in order to obtain some kind of parole, or transfer out of prison? Because if he's the latter (which seems to be Grant's perspective), he could convince a lot of people in the world. It's also perfectly understandable that someone whose entire family was slaughtered does not want to accept the idea of a reformed sadistic killer. This AlternateCharacterInterpretation as to whether he's really undergone a change is also left to the viewer.

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** This could go both ways: However, Frank does point out a few key points of interest. For instance, is Barry sincere, or is he just a consummate liar, and is acting in order to obtain some kind of parole, or transfer out of prison? Because if he's the latter (which seems to be Grant's perspective), he latter, as Frank suggests at one point, Barry could convince a lot of people in the world. It's But as Frank also points out, it's perfectly understandable that someone whose entire family was slaughtered does might not want to accept the idea of a reformed sadistic killer. This AlternateCharacterInterpretation as to whether he's really undergone a change is also left to the viewer.
13th Mar '16 1:03:47 PM Morgenthaler
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** Russell Price from "Loose Lips". He beats his girlfriend to death, then, having found out that she spoke to Jamie, tries to kill him out of fear that she said something to him. When he gets arrested, he not only shoves Baez but the men who run his hired car service clearly look like hired muscle who would've attacked them if Baez didn't draw her gun to hold them at bay. He then kidnaps Edie with intent of killing her, but is stopped by Danny and Jamie before he can get back to his garage.

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** Russell Price from "Loose Lips". He beats his girlfriend %%Do NOT add CompleteMonster entries without going to death, then, having found out that she spoke to Jamie, tries to kill him out of fear that she said something to him. When he gets arrested, he not only shoves Baez but the men who run his hired car service clearly look like hired muscle who would've attacked them if Baez didn't draw her gun to hold them at bay. He then kidnaps Edie with intent of killing her, but is stopped by Danny and Jamie before he can get back to his garage.cleanup thread first.
26th Feb '16 7:44:47 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* BaseBreaker: The show's rather flippant attitude towards civil rights is very divisive in the light of the troubling number of controversial deaths surrounding police and African Americans. It doesn't help that the main civil rights spokesman on the show - Rev. Potter is corrupt and usually has to resort to cliche straw arguments fabricating confrontations in order to continue his war on the NYPD, or that the show seems to support real life controversial methods like "Stop and Frisk" (which InUniverse Frank only agreed to stop supporting ''after'' Jamie pointed out that many cops were using it as a crutch), or an having entire episode dealing with the "Blue Wall of Silence" while still having all InUniverse critics of the police be obnoxious straw men of whom Potter is the most recurring.

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The show's rather flippant attitude towards civil rights is very divisive in the light of the troubling number of controversial deaths surrounding police and African Americans. It doesn't help that the main civil rights spokesman on the show - Rev. Potter is corrupt and usually has to resort to cliche straw arguments fabricating confrontations in order to continue his war on the NYPD, or that the show seems to support real life controversial methods like "Stop and Frisk" (which InUniverse Frank only agreed to stop supporting ''after'' Jamie pointed out that many cops were using it as a crutch), or an having entire episode dealing with the "Blue Wall of Silence" while still having all InUniverse critics of the police be obnoxious straw men of whom Potter is the most recurring.recurring.
** It gets worse in Season Six, with an entire episode dedicated to defending the very controversial Broken Window policy (even Jaimie agrees with it) - and per usual the black councilwoman who complains about it (played by Whoopi Goldberg) is portrayed as unsympathetically as possible.
21st Feb '16 5:26:33 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* BaseBreaker: The show's rather flippant attitude towards civil rights is very divisive in the light of the troubling number of controversial deaths surrounding police and African Americans. It doesn't help that the main civil rights spokesman on the show - Rev. Potter is corrupt and usually has to resort to cliche straw arguments fabricating confrontations in order to continue his war on the NYPD, or that the show seems to support real life controversial methods like "Stop and Frisk" (which InUniverse Frank only agreed to stop supporting ''after'' Jamie pointed out that many cops were using it as a crutch), or an entire episode dealing with the "Blue Wall of Silence" while still having InUniverse critics of the police be obnoxious straw men of whom Potter is the most recurring.

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* BaseBreaker: The show's rather flippant attitude towards civil rights is very divisive in the light of the troubling number of controversial deaths surrounding police and African Americans. It doesn't help that the main civil rights spokesman on the show - Rev. Potter is corrupt and usually has to resort to cliche straw arguments fabricating confrontations in order to continue his war on the NYPD, or that the show seems to support real life controversial methods like "Stop and Frisk" (which InUniverse Frank only agreed to stop supporting ''after'' Jamie pointed out that many cops were using it as a crutch), or an having entire episode dealing with the "Blue Wall of Silence" while still having all InUniverse critics of the police be obnoxious straw men of whom Potter is the most recurring.
21st Feb '16 5:18:43 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* BaseBreaker: The show's rather flippant attitude towards civil rights is very divisive in the light of the troubling number of controversial deaths surrounding police and African Americans. It doesn't help that the main civil rights spokesman on the show - Rev. Potter is corrupt and usually has to resort to cliche straw arguments fabricating confrontations in order to continue his war on the NYPD.

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* BaseBreaker: The show's rather flippant attitude towards civil rights is very divisive in the light of the troubling number of controversial deaths surrounding police and African Americans. It doesn't help that the main civil rights spokesman on the show - Rev. Potter is corrupt and usually has to resort to cliche straw arguments fabricating confrontations in order to continue his war on the NYPD. NYPD, or that the show seems to support real life controversial methods like "Stop and Frisk" (which InUniverse Frank only agreed to stop supporting ''after'' Jamie pointed out that many cops were using it as a crutch), or an entire episode dealing with the "Blue Wall of Silence" while still having InUniverse critics of the police be obnoxious straw men of whom Potter is the most recurring.
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