Ditto what the title of this entry says, only DOUBLE YIKES!!!
First, let me say that I really am enjoying the Friday night television show Blue Bloods. I think that the producers were particularly clever in getting both Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg to star in the series… Both of them are actors who appeal to the two demographic age slots that control the television remotes. (Anyway, that’s what I am thinking… 40+year olds probably remember Selleck from all of his roles, and 40- year olds probably identify with Wahlberg. So, touché, job well done to the casting department!)
I don’t want to complain (AGAIN!!!) about this one detail in “cop shows” that really grinds at me… but…. last night’s episode of Blue Bloods showed yet another television scene of what a SWAT team and two detectives looks like. (Actually, I hope that’s not what it looks like!!!)
If any of you watched the show and were not bothered by the SWAT team scene>>> Please stop reading this entry! I don’t want to put this little kernel into your thoughts when seeing a SWAT team scene in the future!
Yes, there we have it>>>> The SWAT team with all of their protective gear on, helmets, heavy body armor, all parts of their body covered with some type of protective gear… except for their faces, so that they could actually see what they were doing. And, here come the stars of the show…with their tight-fitting, little body “bib” gear on… and of course, the female main character has her long hair flowing in the breeze… No helmets for these two detectives, as they join in the gun firing.
You may wonder about someone (me!) who is so “annoyed” by this type of UNreality on a cop show. I have to admit, I also wonder why something so small (like the two stars’ lack of helmets and protective gear) but this type of thing gets me wondering about the little “glitch”… while I should just be enjoying the show. I mean, I know it’s not a true life event, but really, can’t the producers/directors of these shows at least try to seem a little more real?
Or, is it in the “stars” contracts that at no time should their heads not be visible?