S.W.A.T.: Season 1 (2017 - 2018)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 27


Audience Score

User Ratings: 229
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Air date: Nov 2, 2017
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The premiere season of "S.W.A.T." introduces audiences to Sgt. Daniel "Hondo" Harrison (Shemar Moore), the only black officer and born-and-bred Angeleno in his team. His life takes a sudden turn when his team leader, Sgt. Buck Spivey (Louis Ferreira), gets fired from the job for gunning down an innocent black teenager and Hondo gets promoted to replace him. Soon enough, Hondo realizes his promotion was a PR stunt and not really a recognition of his abilities. Nonetheless, Hondo tries to lead his team and get the job done despite the strain his promotion has put on his relationship with Capt. Jessica Cortez (Stephanie Stigman) and the hostility shown him by both his teammates and members of his community. "S.W.A.T." also stars Alex Russell as Officer Jim Street, Lina Esco as Officer Christina Alonso, Kenny Johnson as Officer Dominic Luca, Peter Onorati as Sgt. Jeff Mumford, David Lim as Officer Victor Tan, and Jay Harrington as Sgt. Deacon Kay.


Shemar Moore
as Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson
Stephanie Sigman
as Jessica Cortez
Lina Esco
as Christina Alonso
Kenny Johnson
as Dominique Luca
Alex Russell
as Jim Street
Peter Onorati
as Jeff Mumford
Jay Harrington
as David "Deacon" Kay
David Lim
as Victor Tan
David Lim
as Victor Tan
Peter Facinelli
as Michael Plank
Bre Blair
as Annie Kay
Sherilyn Fenn
as Karen Street
MC Lyte
as DEA Special Agent Katrina "K.C." Walsh
Justin Louis
as William "Buck" Spivey
Obba Babatundé
as Daniel Harrelson Sr.
Gabrielle Dennis
as Briana Harrelson
Ren Hanami
as Dr. Sari Fields
Yvonne Senat Jones
as Officer Louis
Jesse Luken
as Ross Martin
Matthew-Excel Simmons
as Officer Wallace
Liz Jenkins
as Marianne
John Marshall Jones
as Detective Sal Marcus
Rob Mayes
as Rick Owens
Anya Monzikova
as Irina Zemanova
Mig Macario
as Father Guzman
Al Coronel
as Sgt. Duarte
Otis "Odie" Gallop
as SWAT Sargeant
Shane Coffey
as Kevin Lynch
Anna Khaja
as Agent Abby Dubois
JD Pardo
as Carlos
Larry Sullivan
as Robert Miller
Ana Mercedes
as Anna Lucero
Rudolph Martin
as Juergen Richter
Tony Carbajal
as Murdo Wick
Marcus Giamatti
as Professor Lasky
Lanny Joon
as Billy Gunn
Sara Tomko
as Officer Donna Gentry
Kailani Coba
as Abigail Lucero
Stoney Westmoreland
as Det. Ben Rose
Jessica Jones
as Female Fan
Mercedes Colon
as Sister Carmelita
Sean Muramatsu
as DEA Agent Cho
Benjamin Papac
as Julian Sobel
D.B. Woodside
as Agent Gines
Nikki Tuazon
as RHD Detective Boyde
David Starzyk
as Phil Granger
Andrew Borba
as CIA Agent Bishop
Steven M. Gagnon
as Warden Harvey
Jeff Kueppers
as Mr. Sobel
Bobby Soto
as Gabriel
Jun Kim
as Rhee
Mac Brandt
as Harley
Beth Kennedy
as Mrs. Sobel
Jesse Ruda
as Father
Freda Foh Shen
as Dean Hargrove
Noshir Dalal
as Vice Detective Sampath
Albert Kong
as Peter Kwon
Bo Barrett
as Hopkins
Fred Mancuso
as Vincent
Avery Clyde
as Carolyn
Rico Anderson
as Young Daniel
Mandy June Turpin
as Agent Conley
Adam Pilver
as ICE Agent Jones
Mark Green
as Bolted Man
David Gautreaux
as PBA Lawyer Younce
Rich Ceraulo Ko
as Tom Russell
Bryant Boon
as Lawyer Meeks
Joe Bucaro III
as Bearded Biker
Paul Ganus
as Dr. Chandler
Nicki Micheaux
as Leah Jankins
Adam Mendoza
as Enrique Flores
Muja Muhammad
as Co-Driver #1
Erin Manker
as Laurisa
Jim Blanchette
as Dock Worker
Todd Sharbutt
as Merc Hunter #1
Bora Jasa
as Kayla Ju
Rasha Goel
as Dr. Atkinson
Cal Gibson
as Mickey
Dominic Pace
as Fireman
Jacory Gums
as Leonard
Jelena Nik
as Ksenya
Mary Pat Walsh
as Merc Hunter #2
June Mock
as Attendant
Blake Alec Miranda
as Science Kid
Zack Duhame
as Merc Hunter #3
Cooper Andrews
as Reggie Lee
Eileen Fogarty
as Councilwoman Baliss
Susan Ortiz
as Mariana
Emanuel Borria
as Budtender
Gev Kalian
as Armenian Driver
Kareem J. Grimes
as Little Red
Amol Shah
as Felix
Courtenay Taylor
as E.R. Nurse Violet
Beth Scherr
as Uni Officer #1
Paul Darnell
as Merc Hunter #4
Brian Silverman
as Officer Padulla
Law Lesane
as Souljah
Chris Cordone
as Dr. Bennet
Ardeshir Radpour
as Armenian #1
Kather Sei
as Officer Pitts
Sergei Dmitriev
as Merc Hunter #5
Annie Karstens
as Dr. Green
Guy Nardulli
as Uni Officer #2
Roman Mitchyan
as Armenian #2
Orion McCabe
as Drunk Friend #1
D.B. Sweeney
as Uncle Randy
Max Bojorquez
as Crown Associate 1
Travis Feinhage
as Merc Hunter #6
Ja'Quan Cole
as Sherman
Jason Wiles
as Sgt. Vandelli
Michael Milian
as Armenian #3
Matt Ramirez
as Crown Associate 2
Michael Chambers
as Michael Chambers
Kevin Moon
as Tattooed Hardcase
Lissa Pallo-Strong
as Det. Ferris
Marcus Young
as Kim Security Guard
Darren Capozzi
as Officer Higgins
Sean Rosales
as Manuel Lopez
Barry Newell
as Rent-a-Cop
Sheila Collins
as Ms. Reginald
Meeghan Holaway
as Corby's Mom
Hina Khan
as Lourdes
Pat Walsh
as Homeless Man
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Critic Reviews for S.W.A.T. Season 1

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (12)

S.W.A.T. had a chance to do something different, maybe even provocative. So far, the same old-same old.

Jun 14, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

... justice again is served simply and unadorned, like a basic Banquet TV dinner.

Nov 1, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

[It's a] perfectly serviceable [form] of escapism that should hit that NCIS sweet spot for people who like shows anchored by tough guys who are just vulnerable enough partnered with vulnerable guys who are just tough enough.

Oct 25, 2017 | Full Review…

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 5, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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 8, 2019 | Full Review…

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…

S.W.A.T. just doesn't do enough with its premise to completely justify this update.

Nov 5, 2017 | Full Review…

Utterly formulaic.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

This is Moore's show - he's in almost every scene - and he has a commanding presence, whether running-and-gunning, consoling a victim or indulging in an (ahem) intradepartmental assignation.

Jun 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Boilerplate police procedural has violence, kids in danger.

Nov 7, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

If SWAT capitalizes on the charisma that oozes out of Shemar's pores, there's no telling where it could go.

Nov 5, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Not to be confused with SEAL Team or Valor comes S.W.A.T., the best of the bunch.

Sep 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for S.W.A.T.: Season 1

  • Dec 14, 2019
    It's alright, nothing special about it. The devices they use are a bit unrealistic... wait am I writing a legit review? what have I become? I must have read a top critic's review, is this why I have lost touch with people?... get it? Comdian genius over here, i know I know. Relax. It's an okay series. If you are ever bored and want some action where nothing special happens, this is it. 3/5
  • Oct 16, 2019
    This show could have been very good if Hollywood hadn't repeatedly jammed their out of touch with most Americans, liberal agenda down our throats. Because of this, this show will never be an NCIS or Seal Team. The messages in these shows are way more in tune with the majority of Americans, and the cinematography in Seal Team is phenomenal. SWAT is just another show that will eventually die a painful death due to the arrogance of liberal Hollywood's self importance.
  • Sep 13, 2019
    Too much social justice warrior signaling but great action scenes
  • Aug 29, 2019
    If you want a show that is fun, easy and comfortable viewing then you probably will like this show. It's one of those cop shows that have a new case/villain every week but has main character storylines that can last several episodes. SWAT does suffer from the same problems that every show made in this format suffers from which is that the quality of the episodes range from bad to good and rarely stays consistent. Also, the political messages that this show pushes sometimes seems too forced. The characters in this show are mostly likeable and the action is pretty good. I really enjoy this show most of the time and even during the worst episodes I am never bored and enjoy watching this show every week. I think it's one of the better shows made in this format.
  • Aug 16, 2019
    The plot and acting are all perfectly good. Plots are interesting and engaging. I take issue with the way the show addresses current events and the image of the police. Instead of offering informative entertainment that shows some of the reality of modern American policing which responds to social concerns, it perpetuates stereotypes and makes light of questionable practices. How can you have a scene in which police willfully lie to a man in custody to get information, basically justifying the practice, at the same time that the public has learned from the central park five just how traumatizing and damaging a lying police interrogator can be? The show also makes it seem as though people protest every single police shooting, not just the ones that are clearly malicious or negligent. I just wish the show were a little more aware that people beleive what they see on TV, even when it's fiction.
  • Jul 11, 2019
    From episode to episode going just worst. Even you think can't go worst they suprise you! Like I watching mexican TV show..TURN IT OFF!
  • Feb 28, 2019
    This show is too preachy and political and is trying to tell us all about how they think cops can be good guys if they would only see how Shemar Moore thinks they should be. I think cops do heroic work and have to deal with some very hateful, dangerous and/or ignorant people. The two best examples of how this show hates cops are the "Inheritance" and "Fallen" episodes. I used to be a fan of Shemar's and I wanted this show to be good but the messages are so horribly anti-cop that I will no longer watch it and now I can't stand Shemar Moore because of his juvenile hatred for cops.
  • Feb 07, 2019
    But I like this show it was amazing.
  • Jan 24, 2019
    Story is often dry with no continuation. It is too repetitive of the same old catch the thief saga. There is the need to bring in other interesting aspects that results in the suspense and thrilling effect.
  • Jan 08, 2019
    Hollywood political and racially adjusted perfection (gagging) Shemare moore is great. The political correctness overwhelms the show at every turn. Even a sway woman is in a Polyamorous relationship with a man and woman. One show promoted sanctuary cities. Hollywood garbage. C'mon Shemar, this was your show. My son doesn't want to watch it any more. Even some lousy plots and cheesiness, such as the minsub scene headed to the ship. OMG. Fix this crap or show will die.

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