FLASHPOINT is a show about the Canadian equivalent of a S.W.A.T. team ( the Strategic Response Unit, or S.R.U). In each episode the men and women of the S.R.U. are involved in situations that are too dangerous for normal cops, such as hostage situations and bomb scares. The team includes tactical officers, negotiators, and snipers. Sgt. Greg Parker (Enrico Colantoni) leads the team, followed by team members like Ed Lane (Hugh Dillon), and Sam Braddock (David Paetkau). What parents should know about this show is that the team is frequently involved in shootings, suicide attempts, and other violent situations. People are frequently shot, and stabbed. Blood is no stranger on this show. In some episodes the S.R.U. is forced to make a "scorpio shot" which involves the shooting of a suspect that refuses to drop their weapon (and/or release their hostages, is threatening officers, etc.). After each call the team members are shown, sometimes dealing with the emotional hardships that come with their profession. This gives the show a more realistic feeling. This show is not any worse than shows like CSI, but it is a show that needs to be approved by parents before viewing.