Tom Selleck concedes that there’s plenty of action in every episode of Blue Bloods, but the focus of the show is the Reagan clan – the straw that stirs the drink. And some of the most intriguing moments occur during the drama’s vaunted table scenes. However, Selleck seems to enjoy it when his character Frank and the Reagan family unit fight over food.
“The best family dinners are when we’re fighting,” Selleck said in an interview with TV Insider. “Usually when the family gets together, the audience knows the characters’ issues, so they’re like, ‘Boy, if he brings that up, it’s not going to sit well with Erin [Bridget Moynahan].’ They want the Reagans to be happy, that’s key.” Selleck told TV Insider that he firmly believes that Blue Bloods will continue to exist thanks to the well-rounded characters that are essential to the success of the police process resonates with fans of the series.
Selleck then pointed out that the police elements that load the series take a back seat to the five main characters. Selleck insists that “Blue Bloods” enthusiasts are heavily invested in the Reagan family, and so it’s the dangers that threaten the family circle that keep viewers loyal. “Often the greatest danger on our show is when one of the relationships in the Irish Catholic family looks set to go awry,” Selleck continued. And that’s the uncertainty that plagues the Reagans that Selleck believes keeps viewers coming back.