Blue Bloods “The Uniform” Review

It was classic Frank form to categorically oppose using 9/11 as a recruiting sales pitch for the force, and it did seem incredibly tasteless. While I understand what the guy pitching it was trying to do, appeal to potential cops senses of duty to protect and their feelings of patriotism, I just don’t know how believable it is that anyone connected to the police force, that lost so many men, would think it was a good idea to suggest it. Maybe I could see them using a picture of the memorial to symbolize strength after the tragedy, but the actual falling towers would just be too sad and upsetting.

Using Jamie’s speech about why he wanted to join the force to pitch his own recruiting campaign seemed a little cheesy. I think it would have actually worked better if they did tape Jamie. Really they should have just taped the entire Reagan family, except Erin, who we barely saw in "The Uniform." and who they were kind of mean to at this weeks family dinner. I mean first with Jamie implying that if he had stayed in law he would have ended up a miserable rich jerk while sitting next to her lawyer sister, and then when she pipes up, pointing out she likes her life in the law, Jamie asserting and the whole table basically agreeing that being a cop is the better profession. Erin’s always the outsider. Read More... 


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