This show isn't nearly as bad as others make it to be.
Watching this twenty something years later, it holds up pretty well. It only lasted one season, that's true, but A LOT of 80s were canceled very early that had it's fans. "Blue Thunder" had a lot of competition back when it was on air with the likes of "Knight Rider". People here keep talking about "Airwolf", but this series actual competition in its slot was "Dallas", so "Dallas" is one of the shows that actually put the show out of competition then "Airwolf".
Evaluating the show itself, it's actually good. The actors are good from James Farentino, to Dana Carvey in his early roles. Carvey was very good here having the opportunity to do comedy in a drama series, and doing the impersonations that would make him famous. It's clear watching this why he would be a star on Snl. Dick Butkus and Bubba Smith also have nice supporting roles.
The stories are adequate enough, and there's a lot of action. It's a very good show that just didn't make the cut, but was very commonplace in the 80s.