‘SWAT’ storms back on CBS in so-so revival
( CNN) Let’s face it , none retains much about “S.W.A.T.” — the ABC cop show that premiere in 1975 — except for the entitle and that chart-topping theme, provisioning abundant freedom to reinvent it. CBS has done largely that in a been demonstrated that at times awkwardly seeks to contemporize and contextualize the material while still offering basic stimulates of the busting-down-doors variety.
Shemar Moore hasn’t moved far in migrating from his capacity on “Criminal Minds” into the leading now, playing Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson. In the premiere, the onetime Marine additions the promotion to foreman his nobility measurement after an officer-involved shooting of an African-American youth, with government departments was striving to defuse ethnic tensions with the “optics” of putting a pitch-black mortal in charge.
Dealing with the politics, predispositions and periodic humor of policing in L.A. has certainly been ripe food through its first year, and individual producers push some of those buttons, which includes having fun with the lay. In subsequent bouts, hiatus array from a rooftop hunt with bikini-clad extras to pluck over a star-sighting safarus bus to ask the guide.