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      Season 1 – S.W.A.T.

      2017 Crime Drama Action List
      48% 27 Reviews Tomatometer 68% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson, a Los Angeles S.W.A.T. lieutenant, is assigned to lead a highly skilled unit in the community where he grew up. Torn between loyalty to the streets, where the cops are sometimes the enemy, and allegiance to his brothers in blue, he strategically straddles the two worlds. Hondo encourages his team to rely on communication and respect over force and aggression, but when a crisis erupts, these unflinching men and women are prepared to put their tactical training to the test. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Nov 21 Buy Now

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      Despite a commanding, charming performance from Shemar Moore, S.W.A.T. remains a simple procedural overrun with clichés.

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Nov 2, 2017 Pilot Former Marine Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson is tasked to run a specialized tactical unit in Los Angeles. Details Episode 2 Aired Nov 9, 2017 Cuchillo The team must find four escaped convicts before a rival team finds them; Hondo's leadership is called into question when Street flagrantly disregards protocol. Details Episode 3 Aired Nov 16, 2017 Pamilya Newcomer Jim Street jeopardizes his spot on Hondo's team; the team searches for a ruthless drug trafficker who is using immigrants as couriers. Details Episode 4 Aired Nov 23, 2017 Radical After a domestic bomber dies in an explosion, the SWAT team races to find the man's partner before more devices detonate; Hondo reaches out to his former team leader. Details Episode 5 Aired Nov 30, 2017 Imposters Home invasions are committed by SWAT imposters; Hondo suspects the burglarized families are hiding something; Deacon and Luca are assigned to protect a visiting professional hockey player who is receiving death threats. Details Episode 6 Aired Dec 7, 2017 Octane Hondo allows newbie Jim Street to go under cover to bust a ruthless trafficker; Hondo visits the teenager recently shot by a former member of the SWAT team. Details Episode 7 Aired Dec 14, 2017 Homecoming Hondo's imprisoned childhood friend asks him to protect his son from gang violence; the team encounters a new local crime outfit; Luca's grandfather, a S.W.A.T. legend, passes away, and Luca struggles with his grief and a painful family secret. Details Episode 8 Aired Dec 21, 2017 Miracle The team must work during Christmas vacation when a drug cartel's cache of gold bars is stolen; Jessica approaches the president of the police commission with her ideas on how to improve the S.W.A.T. division. Details Episode 9 Aired Jan 4, 2018 Blindspots When a misconduct complaint filed against Hondo gets him taken off active duty, Deacon steps up to lead the team in finding a robbery crew that is hitting marijuana dispensaries. Details Episode 10 Aired Jan 11, 2018 Seizure The SWAT team tries to rescue civilian hostages during a prison riot; Hondo suspects an ulterior motive behind the uprising; Deacon's wife stops by the headquarters to celebrate Deacon's 10th anniversary with the SWAT division. Details Episode 11 Aired Jan 18, 2018 K-Town Hondo teams up with an old DEA friend to unmask the secret leader of a drug smuggling ring; Jessica begins implementing her new law enforcement community initiatives. Details Episode 12 Aired Feb 1, 2018 Contamination Hondo and the team join forces with the FBI on a manhunt to find a militia group planning a domestic terror attack; Jessica's new police initiatives move forward; she braces herself for the negative impact those initiatives could have. Details Episode 13 Aired Mar 1, 2018 Fences Hondo and Jessica's secret relationship comes to a crossroads when the president of the police commission discovers their affair; Hondo and the team assist with the federal investigation to bring in an undocumented fugitive. Details Episode 14 Aired Mar 8, 2018 Ghosts The team goes on the hunt for a serial killer who escaped justice two years prior by faking his death; Hondo worries that the team's former leader is spiraling into depression in the aftermath of being fired from the department. Details Episode 15 Aired Mar 29, 2018 Crews Hondo's informant friend is killed while seeking information for a joint SWAT and FBI task force; when the FBI task force leader acts erratically, Jessica worries the woman's behavior will endanger the team in the field. Details Episode 16 Aired Apr 5, 2018 Payback A young heiress is kidnapped for ransom; the team goes on a citywide search to bring her home before she is harmed; the team worries that Mumford is moving too fast when he announces he's getting married for the fourth time. Details Episode 17 Aired Oct 28, 2018 Armory As the team works to de-escalate a hostage situation, the mission takes a dangerous turn, which impacts the team; Street tires of his complicated romantic entanglements and agrees to let Chris make over his online dating profile. Details Episode 18 Aired Apr 19, 2018 Patrol Hondo confronts his resentment toward his ailing father when he and his sister try to convince their dad he's no longer well enough to live alone; Mumford intends to make Chris a surprising offer. Details Episode 19 Aired Apr 26, 2018 Source Jim Street debates whether or not his mother should live with him upon her release from prison; Hondo and the team are assigned to protect a high-profile Russian journalist who is visiting Los Angeles. Details Episode 20 Aired May 3, 2018 Vendetta Hondo's life and career are threatened when his off-the-books surveillance of his godson's kidnapper is discovered; Street has trouble acclimating to his newly paroled mother. Details Episode 21 Aired May 10, 2018 Hunted Hondo and Deacon must evade a gang of armed mercenaries hunting them in the mountains following an ambush; Chris oversteps his boundaries in an attempt to help a female SWAT trainee who she suspects isn't being evaluated fairly. Details Episode 22 Aired May 17, 2018 Hoax A fake 911 call puts Hondo and the SWAT team on the hunt to stop bombing attacks; Street's relationship with his mother jeopardizes his career; Jessica is thrown a curveball by the president of the police commission. Details Next
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      Previous Amy Amatangelo Paste Magazine Not to be confused with SEAL Team or Valor comes S.W.A.T., the best of the bunch. Sep 18, 2018 Full Review Verne Gay Newsday S.W.A.T. had a chance to do something different, maybe even provocative. So far, the same old-same old. 2/4 Jun 15, 2018 Full Review Eric Deggans NPR At a time when people are questioning the very systems of modern urban policing, a TV show with such a simplistic take on heroes and villains feels awkwardly out of step. Nov 6, 2017 Full Review Dominic Patten Deadline Hollywood Daily At times visually flat and with stilted scripts, this inclusion-rich series can be pretty routine, yet at the same time it delivers and sometimes exceeds genre expectation. Jan 10, 2019 Full Review John Boland Irish Independent Utterly formulaic. Sep 18, 2018 Full Review Laura Hurley CinemaBlend If you've been wondering if Moore has what it takes to anchor a series, S.W.A.T. can give you your answer. Sep 18, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous n_ b The beginning of the season leaves a strong message regarding racial discrimination in the United States, Los Angeles County, and the police forces. The series is not afraid to tackle tough topics and questions. It is an entertaining show but also a show that is compelling and thought-provoking. Throughout the series, it moves somewhat to a more soap opera, cop drama. Instead of the Cop-Thriller action show of the first few episodes. Depending on who you ask this can be good or bad, but for me, I believe that it was necessary to start introducing some more emotion and personal connection. The season finally seems realistic with the family connections and the struggles that all the main characters face. It loses points for me however when episode after episode, there is a new life-threatening terrorist attack. The United States and Los Angeles have their fair share of crime. The more the show progresses it gets more and more intense, the the point where it almost seems like a lawless wastland. It is not a completely realistic adaptation of what S.W.A.T. officers do daily. But unlike other police shows it does still have some realism. Showing accurate drills, training, attitude, tactics, and equipment. With not completely impossible situations happening like other police shows. Overall S.W.A.T. is an entertaining and emotionally compelling show that is enjoyable to binge or watch slowly. It is a good cop show in a time of dry entertainment and uncertainty in the entertainment sector and the police. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/24 Full Review Jasper H SWAT is one of the most realistic yet entertaining law enforcement, military, and combat TV shows out there. The new season definitely got off to an intense start in Thailand. Everything felt authentic in the first episode, with a storyline that was shockingly original and a plot that was gripping to watch. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/13/23 Full Review Tonda P I know it is a tv series but the acting is at times laughable and not in a good way. From the bat cave (SWAT HQ) to the constant cliches and addressing every social justice issue, diversity, it becomes preachy and predictable. Maybe it targets youth. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 09/06/23 Full Review James C The older it gets the more clichés Harrelson uses. Not only that he is always preaching black on white, black on white and it is seriously sickening. He performed much much better on Criminal Minds than he does on SWAT. in SWAT he is rude overbearing hostile at times; mostly overall a poor performance Rated 2 out of 5 stars 08/03/23 Full Review Andrei I S.W.A.T. is an action-packed TV show that showcases some impressive acting skills. The cast delivers strong performances, bringing their characters to life with depth and authenticity. However, one aspect that falls short is the portrayal of the action scenes involving the bad guys. It's hard to ignore the unrealistic nature of these scenes, where armed criminals recklessly charge towards the S.W.A.T. team without any cover. This lack of tactical awareness undermines the show's credibility and can be frustrating for viewers who appreciate attention to detail. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 07/28/23 Full Review Oliver what a show, this show has helped me get through some bad times. the characters are amazing! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/07/23 Full Review Read all reviews Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Director
      Billy Gierhart, John Showalter, Greg Beeman, Elodie Keene, Nina Lopez-Corrado
      Executive Producer
      Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, Shawn Ryan, Justin Lin, Neal H. Moritz, Marney Hochman, Danielle Woodrow, Pavun Shetty
      Screenwriter
      Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, Craig Gore, Michael Jones-Morales, Sam Humphrey, Alison Cross, A.C. Allen, Michael Gemballa, Matthew T. Brown
      Network
      CBS
      Rating
      TV-14 (L|V)
      Genre
      Crime, Drama, Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Nov 2, 2017
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