I know SWAT stands for Special Weapons and Tactics and that is the real name of the show, but after watching the first episode, I had to rename it.
Based in the 1970’s series which I was a fan, the new version is as unreal and even insulting to not only the viewers but to LAPD in general. The department’s demographics is portrayed as mostly white male with a tendency if not being a member of the KKK, pretty close to White Supremacist. And if we want to follow the LAPD’s demographics, half the cast should be Latino, but it is not so they are failing already in their SJWAT.
One of the negative things the old series had was that about half the bad guys were returning Vietnam Veterans. The Liberal consensus back in the day was that all Vietnam Vets were either crazy or about to snap and take a bus full of handicapped children if a meeting with the President was not forthcoming or a plane with a million dollars was ready for them to retire in Cuba. I am sad to say that SJWAT went back to the old scripts and offer us in the first show a band of Veterans ready to create mayhem and revolution.
There are a boatload of things so out of touch with reality, it is not even funny: A cop gets fired without following procedure in less than four hours, SJWAT is not only a door kicking organization, but an investigative one plus this new one will now do full on community relations. And this particular team must have Star Trek’s Transporter Room available because when they call for them, they are on scene within 30 seconds and even ahead of the bad guys no matter if they are across town. But the one that took the cake? The weapon’s blue laser. Not a red laser, not the green laser but blue laser, Holy shit! They are super advanced!. I was informed by a hardcore follower of G.I. Joe that only Cobra minions use the blue laser in their weapons, so I expect this SJWAT to go “Hail Cobra!” in the next two episodes.
I usually give a new show two or three episodes before I render a decision. No need with SJWAT as I rather use my DVR space to record reruns of Parking Wars.
PS: I suspect there is a lot (and I mean a lot) wrong with the tactics part of the show, but I will rather concede the floor to people who know rather than be as bad as the writers, producers and director and come u with bullshit because it looks pretty.