Originally Posted by Rambo
Well, I mean it is set in Vancouver. What did you expect? A bunch of people with NY accents?
No, what I mean is that all these Canadian cop dramas (and now that I'm thinking, 'the Border' and to a lesser extent, 'Intelligence' suffered from this as well) suffer from this half-hearted attempt to distill 'realism' but deliberately trying to avoid grittiness that leaves it really stylistically unsatisfying to me. Everything is too clean, guns fire too many shots often on full auto, ludicrous action hero things happen, but it's meant to be a serious show. Now Continuum is sci-fi, so there's a bit less of that, but it seems to me like they're still very much trying to channel at least an aspect of 'realism' when they should just embrace either the camp of Andromeda or go full blown Battlestar Galactica (the remake).
These shows, as they are, lack character.