S.W.A.T. delivers exactly what you’d expect from just the title: an action-packed police procedural with guns, explosions and a high body count. As is often the case, this excitement comes at the expense of the scripts.
While first and foremost an action procedural, with its subject matter S.W.A.T. could actually become a socially engaged series. If it manages to find the right balance between its two sides, it could go a long way.
9JKL is a simple multi-camera comedy that goes for the easy laughs. It knows that it is, and it doesn’t try to be anything more. But Linda Lavin and Elliott Gould, but also Mark Feuerstein himself, deserve a much better series than this.
In an attempt to move away from the traditional police procedural TV series, many networks involve new twists, usually of a digital kind. The police procedural haven that is CBS, of course, is doing this as well. With Wisdom Of The Crowd, CBS has a new addition to the crime drama line-up, and this show introduces the concept of crowd-sourcing to the genre.
Following NBC’s The Brave and with The CW’s Valor still coming up, SEAL Team is part of the military drama trend that seems to be happening at the broadcast networks. Similarly to The Brave, however, SEAL Team is bland and forgettable.