Blue Bloods follows the lives of the members of the Reagan family, a multi-generational NYC clan of police officers. Patriarch Henry is retired but frequently gives advice. Widowed father Frank is the newly-appointed police commissioner and struggles to lead the force with diplomacy, fairness, and integrity in the face of political pressure. Frank has two sons: Danny, an Iraq war vet turned detective who is dedicated but reckless on the job; and youngest son Jamie, a Harvard Law School grad who gave up a career in the courts to follow the family tradition and become a policeman. Frank’s daughter Erin is not a police officer, but she still has a hand in the justice system working as a district attorney. Frank’s fourth child, Joe, was killed in action doing police work, and his memory colors the family's attitudes and ideals.
Considering that the series is adult-themed with plots about police work and politics, content is mostly mild. Foul language has included the words, “crap,” “hell,” “son of a bitch,” “ass,” “damn” “whore,” and “bastard.” Violence is limited, and includes dead bodies, gunshots, fights, hostage situations, and explosions. Sex is not a problem for the series.
Blue Bloods is not recommended for viewers under age 14.