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Flashpoint: My New Obsession

Have you ever started watching a show and think that is show is alright? Not particularly bad but not outstanding at least that is your first impression? Well, that is how I felt about my new obsession. I first started watching this show because there was nothing else on Thursday nights. But now I am hooked. Even though they stopped making this show in 2012 (yes I am a little late to the boat.) I still watch it every chance I get on ion TV. Plus I have Amazon Prime, so I get the episodes for free.

flashpoint team

The show in question is Flashpoint. This show is shot in Canada and has the principal cast made of up of all Canadians actors except for one. I have truly fallen head over heels obsessed with this show. Most of the time I spend blogging I always have the television on for background noise but with this show, I blog during commercials :). I find myself setting goals to that as a reward I get to watch an episode. Like if I get this and this done then I can watch. Have you ever seen Flashpoint? It is a cop show that follows the SRU (Strategic Response Unit) as they diffuse high tension situations. These can be negotiating for a hostage release, talking someone down from committing suicide, to finding kidnapped victims, and solving crimes. I think all the actors on the show are brilliant.

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But my favorite is the one who plays Spike also known as Mike Scarlatti. He got his nickname Spike because he used to have spiked hair. He is so awkward in social settings that you can’t help but love him. He is also a computer geek. He is not the average drop dead gorgeous guy like Sam, another character on the show but he has an enduring quality that you just can’t help but love. His character is not afraid to show emotion even when he is diffusing a bomb. Now talk about an awesome character. So tell me have you ever seen Flashpoint? If so who is your favorite character?

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30 Comments

  1. This was one of our favorite shows. It did come on CBS for a brief period. I like Spike too, and I also like the team leader (whose name escapes me right this second).

  2. I haven’t seen this show yet. I have seen commercials, but keep forgetting to watch it 🙂

  3. Robin, You should give it a chance. I have so fallen in love with it. In fact I am watching it right now. LOL

  4. I’ve actually seen commercials for this show but didn’t actually watch it. It’s now an option thanks to you. That Spike guy is really handsome

  5. The same thing happens to me all the time! I’d love to watch Flashpoint – I hadn’t heard of it but it sounds pretty good. I could always use a new show to enjoy. 🙂

  6. One of my friends loves this show and has been telling me to check it out. It definitely sounds like one I would like.

  7. I have never even heard of this show but it sounds great and I’m going to have to check it out!

  8. I loved flash point we watched it for years and I always tried to spot tapings around the city. Such a great show. I miss it!

  9. I haven’t seen this series but I love these kind of shows. I’d love to check that out. I’ll hit it up on Amazon prime!

  10. This is the first time I am hearing about this show and it sounds great. I will have to check it out since I am also an Amazon Prime fan too.

  11. I have a bunch of shows like that. I’ve heard of Flashpoint, but I’ll have to put that on my ever growing list of “to-watch” shows!

  12. I’ve felt that way about a lot of shows and then they just grow on me. I’ve never heard of Flashpoint before but if it’s on Hulu, you can be sure that I’m going to check it out.

  13. I haven’t heard of Flashpoint! I’m always looking for something new to watch! Funny you say that you almost always have the tv on in the background while you blog- I’m the opposite! I almost always work in complete silence!

  14. I have not heard for Flashpoint before. Definitely sounds like a show my husband would enjoy!

  15. My first time to hear of the show. I do like the name Spike… makes me think of a tough guy though, not a computer geek (albeit a handsome computer geek 😉 ).

  16. That’s so funny you blogged about Flashpoint because I just finished Being Human (US) version and have been looking at Flashpoint to start next. Think I’ll give it a whirl.

  17. Flashpoint is a great show. I love the story lines. I have a few episodes i need to get caught up on.

  18. I’m always looking for great new shows. Thanks for the introduction- I’m looking forward to it!

  19. I haven’t seen this yet. Thanks for the recommendation, always looking for new shows.

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