2008 Summer TV Preview: Flashpoint
Author: Kelly West
published: 2008-07-10 22:57:52
Flashpoint - Season 1
Premieres: Friday, July 11, 2008 at 10:00 p.m. EST
Creator(s): Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern
Starring: Enrico Colantoni, Hugh Dillon, Amy Jo Johnson, David Paetkau
Flashpoint is a new CBS drama series that follows the a special group called the SRU (Strategic Response Unit), which is inspired by Torontoís Emergency Task Force. The SRU is a rescue team whose goal is to save hostages, talk down suicidal people, defuse bombs, scale buildings and take down gangs. Diffusing these insane situations often means negotiating and getting inside the suspectís heads. Enrico Colantoni plays Sgt. Greg Parker. Among his team are Ed Lane (Dillon) and Jules Callaghan (Johnson).
In the series premiere, titled ďScorpio,Ē the Greg and the SRU attempt to rescue a woman whoís been taken hostage by a crazy guy outside an office building.
This series looks like a nice blend of drama and suspense. Add that to the fact that Enrico Colantoni is starring in this series and I donít need any other reason to check out the pilot. I adored Colantoni in Veronica Mars and love that heís got his own show now. As a bonus though, Amy Jo Johnsonís also in Flashpoint. You might remember her from her role in Felicity or as the Pink Ranger in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It looks like sheís going to be toughened up a bit for her role in this series and Iím eager to see how her character fits into the story. All of that said, this series airs on Friday nights and itís summer so thereís a good chance thisíll be one of those series Iíll be watching via TiVo on Saturday mornings. Itís already been seasons-passíd.
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