For example, in the episode about the Russian thugs taking over the neighborhood and a Middle Eastern immigrant being mistreated, Frank Reagan relied too much on signature gestures.
There were the long thoughtful stares, the reference to Jesuit training and the heart to heart with a family member. Those worked in the past because the actor depicting Reagan - Tom Selleck - invested authentic emotion. Now it feels like he is just going through the motions.
The same phenomenon overtook Horatio Caine on "CSI Miami." David Caruso's facial expressions and body language playing that role began to become cartoonish.
"Blue Bloods" has been renewed for another year. For those episodes, Selleck has to return to the flesh and blood character he used to portray.
In addition, the scripting needs to mirror real conversations of real people. Right now, the dialogue parrots how Roman Catholics used to talk in the 1950s, when interviewed on that new medium of TV. It was all smugness about having the right values.
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