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post #31 of 84
Glad this show is back, fridays were kind of drab, but now this show returned..Good show last nite, very sad..Welcome back "Flashpoint"!!
post #32 of 84
This show isn't based on realism is it? I hope not. These guys seem like they don't have a clue or are amateurs with fancy equipment. If the next episodes are like the premiere I'll be ending my record series on MCE...
post #33 of 84
I never got the impression that they "don't have a clue" or "are amateurs". What are you basing that assessment on?
post #34 of 84
Their "tactics" or lack there of... their "orders" or lack there of... their "team" or lack there of... Who would let Ms. former Power Ranger onto a "Swatish" like team... ? They are trained to deal with bombs, but one steps on a land mine? Even then... How as a person heading into sand not think oh, might be some kind of booby trap that could harm me... ?

I could probably go on.
post #35 of 84
I'll have to check it out. It wasn't anything like you're describing last season... not even a little.
post #36 of 84
Well after watching "Hurt Locker" one can see how lame the "Flashpoint" bomb squad was..........but its better than no TV at all. "I going to go look for a bowl of water; but don't blow yourself up while I am gone" Sorry I could not help myself.
post #37 of 84
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Originally Posted by bicker1 View Post

I'll have to check it out. It wasn't anything like you're describing last season... not even a little.

This is pretty much the first time I've watched this show so I have no base to go on before although, I didn't realize it was on before. I just don't see this being too realistic of a show.

Edit: I like Spike. Although I don't remember him from the Boondock Saints.
post #38 of 84
I had this DVR'd and just watched it. All I can say is WOW, that was an intense episode!
post #39 of 84
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Originally Posted by Vipfreak View Post

This is pretty much the first time I've watched this show so I have no base to go on before although, I didn't realize it was on before. I just don't see this being too realistic of a show.

Edit: I like Spike. Although I don't remember him from the Boondock Saints.

In prior episodes, they have been a more SWAT-like special response team. I think their "bomb squad" duties were a bit of a stretch, and this may related directly to your criticism. You may wish to try a couple more episodes.
post #40 of 84
Well... lets hope they do better at SWAT although that sounds a little more like The Unit then which.. isn't all that either, but at least they act like they've had military training and tactics.
post #41 of 84
Uh... err... Ok. So these guys are regular cops but they parade around in SWAT clothes with automatic rifles but they try to solve non SWAT crimes as a team of 8...? I'm deleting this off my MCE. lol

This makes House's prognosis "team" look more legit.
post #42 of 84
See ya.

I gotta find a show you like, that I can join in the thread for, ridicule it repeatedly just because I don't like it, and then say that I'm never watching it again.
post #43 of 84
I think the problem so far this season is obvious: someone is in the ears of the writers and producers saying, "You need more than simple hostage situations."

For those who wish to complain about stretches, how about a SWAT team driving waaaay outside its jurisdiction? You get episodes like that because some clever person is telling the crew they need episodes in different settings.

I think Flashpoint works best when it sticks to its bread and butter. If these first two episodes are any sign of the future, Flashpoint isn't going to survive much longer on CBS. These episodes just don't represent what I liked about the show.
post #44 of 84
fridays eppy was a perfect example of whats wrong with this series.. Stay in the boundary of SWAT..Their job should have been finished when the hostage was rescued but no, they had to find the ex wife with the kids.. thats the detectives job..
post #45 of 84
I for one enjoy the series. Do i think it's true to life and this is real life,heck no but come on folks it's a Fictional TV SHOW. I get to think about other things for an hour while it's on. it's one of the few network shows that i watch and hope it stays around for a while yet. YMMV
post #46 of 84
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Originally Posted by hopper810 View Post

i for one enjoy the series. Do i think it's true to life and this is real life,heck no but come on folks it's a fictional tv show. I get to think about other things for an hour while it's on. It's one of the few network shows that i watch and hope it stays around for a while yet. ymmv

+1
post #47 of 84
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Originally Posted by taxman48 View Post

fridays eppy was a perfect example of whats wrong with this series.. Stay in the boundary of SWAT..Their job should have been finished when the hostage was rescued but no, they had to find the ex wife with the kids.. thats the detectives job..

The thing is though that they aren't SWAT and frankly as soon as it turned into a kidnapping, it's not like they were just gonna walk away and say "not our job".

As per Wikipedia's description of this unit:
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The Emergency Task Force (ETF) is the tactical unit of the Toronto Police Service (TPS). It is mandated to deal with high risk situations like gun calls, hostage taking, barricaded persons, emotionally disturbed persons, high risk arrests and warrant service, and protection details.

Unlike most SWAT teams, the ETF is not a pure paramilitary unit.

I'd say a mother trying to steal her kids away from their father falls under that jurisdiction.
post #48 of 84
Did they decide to get rid of that new chick that joined the team? She was in like 3 or 4 episodes and then just stopped appearing.
post #49 of 84
I've really been enjoying this show. We need more shows like Flashpoint on today than all these crappy reality shows that are ruining TV. The HD and surround sound in Flashpoint is awesome. Flashpoint is one of the few network shows I watch.
post #50 of 84
I like this show, but find some of the dialog odd (like it's very scripted/forced/unrealistic), especially in scenes where they are "diagnosing" the hostage taker.

I also find the video quality horrible. Tons of macro-blocking all over the place...especially during the opening credits and any scene where there are flashing police-car lights. But it's on CBS, which I guess is par for the course (CSI: Vegas is equally bad during the opening credits)
post #51 of 84
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Originally Posted by mproper View Post

I like this show, but find some of the dialog odd (like it's very scripted/forced/unrealistic), especially in scenes where they are "diagnosing" the hostage taker.

I also find the video quality horrible. Tons of macro-blocking all over the place...especially during the opening credits and any scene where there are flashing police-car lights. But it's on CBS, which I guess is par for the course (CSI: Vegas is equally bad during the opening credits)

Must be your local station. My CBS, KPIX, San Francisco, has no macro-blocking at all. There are no sub channels here.
post #52 of 84
Does anyone know if Flashpoint is coming back?
post #53 of 84
TV Notes
Canadian Drama 'Flashpoint' In U.S. Syndi Deal
Will Air Originals on CBS and ION
By Nellie Andreeva, Deadline.com - January 21st, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: In the summer of 2008, Flashpoint became the first of several Canadian series picked up around the writers strike to premiere on an U.S. network, CBS. It became the first and only Canadian series success story here until the debut of Rookie Blue on ABC this summer. Now, Flashpoint has become the first of the Canadian imports to land an U.S. syndication deal in a complex arrangement with CBS and ION that will allow both Flashpoint's current U.S. network home, CBS, and its new one, ION, to air originals of the procedural about an elite tactical unit.

CBS currently has 6 unaired episodes from Flashpoint's third season that it had been keeping as a backup but won't need this season as CBS' drama lineup has performed well. Meanwhile, because of the success of the series in Canada, its broadcaster there, CTV, has already greenlighted an 18-episode fourth season. CBS will pick up 7 of the 18 episodes from Season 4 to air with the 6 unaired Season 3 segments for a 13-episode run during the summer. Soon after that, ION is expected to begin airing all 51 episodes of the show that will have aired on CBS. Additionally, ION will premiere the remaining 11 episodes of Flashpoint's fourth season.

Flashpoint will feel right at home on ION whose drama lineup consists entirely of CBS off-network series: Criminal Minds, Without a Trace and Ghost Whisperer. (The deals for 2 of them, Criminal Minds and Ghost Whisperer, were made by CBS TV Distribution.) Additionally, ION recently aired several Canadian drama series, Durham County, The Border and The Guard, which all made their U.S. premieres on the broadcast network. Flashpoint, which stars Enrico Colantoni, is produced by Avamar Entertainment and Pink Sky Entertainment. The show was created by Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern, with Anne Marie La Traverse and Bill Mustos serving as executive producers.

http://www.deadline.com/2011/01/cana...n-cbs-and-ion/
post #54 of 84
I posted my thoughts in the HOTP thread, but to sum them up in one word, "AWESOME!!!"
post #55 of 84
Great news,thanks for the update. been wondering if it was coming back
post #56 of 84
TV Notes
CBS Pulls 'Chaos,' Brings Back 'Flashpoint'
By Nellie Andreeva, Deadline.com - April 18th, 2011

CBS has pulled midseason series Chaos off the schedule after three low-rated airings in the challenging Friday 8 PM time slot. The CIA dramedy most recently drew a 1.0/3 in 18-49 and 5.7 million viewers this past Friday. That was actually up a tenth in the demo from the previous week but way below what Medium and The Defenders were pulling in the slot earlier this season.

For the next two weeks, CBS will air CSI: NY repeats in the 8 PM hour, with Canadian-made backup Flashpoint stepping in May 6 with originals. CBS fought hard to land Chaos in dramatic negotiations with producer 20th Century Fox TV that lasted a couple of months last summer.

http://www.deadline.com/2011/04/cbs-...ck-flashpoint/
post #57 of 84
Glad this is coming backI really like this show
post #58 of 84
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TV Notes
CBS Pulls 'Chaos,' Brings Back 'Flashpoint'
By Nellie Andreeva, Deadline.com - April 18th, 2011

CBS has pulled midseason series Chaos off the schedule after three low-rated airings in the challenging Friday 8 PM time slot. The CIA dramedy most recently drew a 1.0/3 in 18-49 and 5.7 million viewers this past Friday. That was actually up a tenth in the demo from the previous week but way below what Medium and The Defenders were pulling in the slot earlier this season.

For the next two weeks, CBS will air CSI: NY repeats in the 8 PM hour, with Canadian-made backup Flashpoint stepping in May 6 with originals. CBS fought hard to land Chaos in dramatic negotiations with producer 20th Century Fox TV that lasted a couple of months last summer.

http://www.deadline.com/2011/04/cbs-...ck-flashpoint/

That's great. I didn't HATE Chaos, but head to head, I like Flashpoint a lot better.
post #59 of 84
I love the characters/actors on Flashpoint. I also love the way the writers take what seems to be a black and white situation and then force you to think outside the box by taking you inside the gray area.

For example, the episode where the only way an elderly man could continue to pay for his wife's required nursing home care (due to Alzheimer disease I think) was to have her inherit his life insurance. If he killed himself the insurance would not pay. So he did the only possibility left to him. He committed a crime and forced the cops to shoot him. It was heart wrenching.
post #60 of 84
I'm glad Flashpoint is coming back. I'll be watching it.
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