From Scott Stinson of the National Post:
- Flashpoint flouts cop show laws, but shares the genre’s creative licence
“Sergeant Greg Parker does not have a ‘be careful out there’ catchphrase, like the captain on Hill Street Blues. He does not doff his sunglasses slowly and theatrically when he is about to say something profound, like the cops on the various CSIs. He doesn’t squint and crack wise about dead bodies — ‘I guess you could say this anchorman [pause] has signed off for good’ — like the detectives on, well, almost every police drama.” Read more.