Ok, we were talking about this show on "The Unit" thread, discussing how good this show could be, but how lame it actually is. So I watched this weeks episode when I got home from work this morning, and was once again frustrated. Full tactical unit outside the house, and two women are inside fighting each other over a butcher knife in the living room just inside the front door. They have eyes on for part of the struggle, and can hear the fight. In what world do the cops not go in on a deal like that? Instead they stand around and let the hostage-taker move upstairs, into a barricaded position. Then an argument breaks out over the radio between the team commander, the negotiator, and an entry team member over whether to breach. The entry team member, who has eyes on through a skylight, is over-ruled by the negotiator who is talking to the hostage-taker on a two-way radio...and I should probably say talking-at, because there isn't any dialogue from the hostage-taker. Absolutely drove me nuts...lets see how many more mistakes the Police Strategic Response Unit can make for the sole purpose of increasing drama (while decreasing believeability and enjoyment). The first episode of this show had a sniper head shot on a hostage-taker in the first 10 minutes, realistically dealing with a tough scenario. I thought "Wow, this might be a show to watch, not your typical SoCal, bash the police BS." I am doubting myself more with every episode.