What makes a procedural drama like ‘Blue Bloods’ survive Black Lives Matter protests and cancellation?
Donnie Wahlberg opened up about how ‘Blue Bloods’ Season 11 is not cancelled despite various cop-dramas facing cancellation spree. Donnie plays Det. Danny Reagan in the longest-running cop show. According to him, ‘Blue Bloods’ takes inspiration from current affairs and understands the demand of people for better policing. The show strives to show better policing in the changing world.
- Donnie Wahlberg on more mindful ‘Blue Bloods’ season 11
- Why is ‘Blue Bloods’ different from other cop-based show?
- The future course of ‘Blue Bloods’ in the times of Black Lives Matter
Donnie Wahlberg on more mindful ‘Blue Bloods’ Season 11
Wahlberg while speaking to “TV Insider” said that the Reagan family of ‘Blue Bloods’ holds diverse opinion when any topical stuff comes up. They keep track of all the current affairs in America and address the related issues.
He emphasized that the cast and creators will be more mindful owing to people’s protests against police brutality. ‘Blue Bloods’, throughout its course, has addressed tough issues from multiple angles.
Whoopi Goldberg (who played an outspoken City Council Speaker) did some amazing episodes where her character was fighting for social justice. Issues such as these create great opportunities for the ‘Blue Bloods’ team to engage in these topics, according to Wahlberg.
But there’s no moving away from the fact that like everybody, ‘Blue Bloods’ needs to introspect and choose the right future course. The time is ripe to initiate conversations around these issues and engage in these conversations.
By listening to the actor’s views, it is clear that ‘Blue Bloods’ Season 11 will have some interesting dinner table conversations.
Why is ‘Blue Bloods’ different from other cop-based show?
Most procedural dramas are facing the sword of cancellation. But how come ‘Blue Bloods’ is bringing season 11 in this tough time? How has ‘Blue Bloods’ survived tough times for the procedural dramas?
The answer lies with Donnie. He explains the reason behind the series reviving season 11 despite protests all over America.
According to the actor, “Yes, truthfully, we’ve had a lot of episodes that addressed what’s coming to the surface now. At times, we’ve done a great job of it, at other times, an OK job, but not our best. We’ve done episodes on the question of systemic change as well”.
He further added, “We’ll continue to deal with these issues and do it in a way that’s appropriate for the times we’re in. Our show may be fiction, but it’s fiction that’s close to reality. ‘Blue Bloods’ is a scripted version of real-life events”.
With the addition of a new member in the Reagan family, Joe might be another dissenting voice at the dinner table. With Joe, ‘Blue Bloods’ may hold tough conversations which will help America introspect and engage in discussions.
The future course of ‘Blue Bloods’ on season 11 in the times of Black Lives Matter
Many of the cop shows have faced criticism for painting overtly rosy picture of law enforcement. These shows do not criticise police brutality. Sometimes, they celebrate it. The stereotypical depiction of blacks as a criminal class has led to people protesting for cancellation.
But ‘Blue Bloods’ is none of these things. They do paint a rosy picture of the police but conduct realistic conversations. They accept their loopholes and accommodate the change in the next step.
They are not going to dilute the pro-police stance but will not paint them white altogether. Dinner table conversations will be spicier on ‘Blue Bloods’ Season 11.
You can’t afford to miss the eleventh segment of the longest-running cop drama on CBS to find out if they deserve to continue in the present times.
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