Well that doesn't really narrow it down....
Filmed in Toronto, Flashpoint is a show about a "Swat" team. It shows that a swat job isn't just guns and "Put yours hands up." It also involves other elements, like negotiation.
One thing I have to admit I like about this show is that it doesn't just show the teams point of view, it also shows the other persons point of view.
Here's an Example;
In an episode in season 2, a teenage boy named Billy, is bullied horribly, he just gets so upset when a couple of kids decide to beat him up and put it on youtube. So, he runs home grabs a gun, and.....
I like how the show just shows you what drives the people to do what they do, and that they are just regular people and aren't necessary evil!
The actors, are very well chosen, we don't have bad actors like "Hannah Montana," we have actors who actually have TALENT!
Here is a list of the cast:
|Hugh Dillon||...||Ed Lane (41 episodes, 2008-2010)|
|Amy Jo Johnson||...||Jules Callaghan / ... (41 episodes, 2008-2010)|
|David Paetkau||...||Sam Braddock (41 episodes, 2008-2010)|
|Enrico Colantoni||...||Sgt. Gregory Parker / ... (41 episodes, 2008-2010)|
|Sergio Di Zio||...||Mike Scarlatti / ... (41 episodes, 2008-2010)|
|Michael Cram||...||Kevin Wordsworth / ... (41 episodes, 2008-2010)|
The show can be caught on CBS and CTV. But what do other people think of the show? Turning back to the IMDB as a source we tracked down a review written by a IMDB user:
Perps are people too., 20 July 2008
Wow, a cop show without perps. A TV drama with guns and not 'necessary' evil. Moral, caring cops with emotional consequences. Explosions, when all else fails.
I like 'The Unit' (also on CBS) when it addresses the egregious use of force needed to defend against force and the guilt that comes from fighting evil with evil actions. They have their moments of destruction far from home and leave the guilt for later (when they are home). Flashpoint takes place down the street. In your office building or mall. The consequences of action or inaction are to be replayed in their mind, home, community and above all on TV. And despite the preparations our heroes take, it just doesn't assuage the situations that go tits up.
This show is grounded in moral motives that will pierce the heart of it's viewers. Let the Rambo's have their shows, and let us tread the thin, ever moving and twisting thin blue line of Flashpoint. In the show's own words, "We're not here to target practice, we're here to save lives".
If this sounds up your allay check it out!
Flashpoint Theme song:
Did I mention the Music is amazing too?