I like Flashpoint 
There's a new show on CTV called Flashpoint. It's Canadian made, and filmed in Toronto, and makes no effort to disguise this fact. Much of the series so far has been right in the downtown core and has made heavy use of local landmark sites like RBC Plaza and the Eaton Centre.

When word of this show started making the rounds, I fully expected it to be just another crappy Canadian made drama with mediocre production values and nothing to keep watchers from just switching over to one of the more mainstream competitors. Boy, was I ever pleasantly surprised!

I've seen three episodes now, and thoroughly enjoyed every one! This show is GOOD! Perhaps there's a certain amount of novelty in seeing my daily surroundings in the show, but there's real quality here that goes quite beyond that. The characters are interesting, and the situations are very topical and engaging.

If you haven't seen it yet, I strongly suggest you take the time to watch. It's far better than I was expecting, and certainly good enough to keep me coming back for more each week.

As an interesting sidenote, it looks like CBS is impressed as well, as they'll be airing the show in prime time in the US now. Good job, CTV!


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Get Well Soon, Hamster. 


Today I just want to send a most sincere "Get well soon" to Richard Hammond of the BBC's Top Gear program.

It's one of my favourite shows, even though I can only watch downloaded versions of it, and I just can't imagine the show without him.

On Wednesday, Hammond crashed a jet-powered drag car doing around 300 mph and has reportedly suffered "significant brain injury". Doctors are now saying that he's progressing well and have upgraded his condition to "stable" from "serious but stable".

I'm sure that all automotive enthusiasts are with me in wishing him well and look forward to him being back on the air as his usual comical self.



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