A&E picked up The Glades for a second season that started a few weeks ago. Having a 8 year old in the house means that most of what the wife and I get to watch on the boob tube consists of Disney and Nickelodeon type material except for the few shows that we can watch that Netflix carries that we like. We like the show a lot and overall its really entertaining. But the show, like a lot of TV shows, puts style over substance. It just makes better TV and allows them to do a show in the time allowed. I mean, I am sure that there are real homicide detectives out there that would die to have clues come together and fall into their lap and line up like they do on the shows.
One thing that the show keeps doing is making mistakes about firearms….and now the military.
This weekends episode dealt with the murder of a Navy recruiter. Apparently on TV military personnel carry their “issued revolvers” at all times. Yes, you hear that right….”service revolver” is what the show called it. Hell, even in a combat zone the issuance and carry of a weapon is regulated…and some commands are going as far as to require personnel coming home from a combat zone to surrender (at least voluntarily) for a period of time after they return. And this guy was a recruiter to boot, I don’t even know if recruiters in the Army have a TO&E with weapons on it, let alone the Navy. And its 2011, when was the last time the military issued a revolver to begin with?
Also, this guy had to be the best recruiter in history because it seems like the Navy wouldn’t let him off the “trail”. One of the suspects is the father of one of sailors the guy recruited that was killed in Afghanistan “a few years later”. The guy was suspected of killing the recruiter when he came back into town again. Not helping the believability factor was a picture of the supposedly deceased son in Navy Officer white dress in front of a F-18…seriously, some Petty Officer has to hound 18 year olds to fly fighter jets…which are the elite of Navy aviation by the way…..but this guy could recruit kids off the street to fly them apparently.
Oh yeah, in an autopsy they pull a bullet fragment out of the victim and the coroner declares “A hollowpoint” to which the female lead in the show responds “yeah, cop killers”……<insert facepalm here>. Hey writers, I carry hollowpoints in my CCW piece…they work on criminals much better than cops……
Love your show…maybe I am noticing this stuff too much because I am a “gunnie” but it wouldn’t bee too hard to have somebody check this stuff out, really, even in California they have some people that know about guns….despite all you wackos out to remove them from society out there….