A very entertaining and upbeat comedy drama with the best things being Alan Hawco, the script and the location of St Johns. It's a formula that he gets the case, gets the girl, messes up, gets beaten up and then solves the case but loses the girl. It's a standing joke the number of times he gets punched. Who cares? The acting is generally top class, the script is smart, the storylines are interesting and a bit different and Alan Hawco is very watchable Best eyes on TV. My only quibble is that some of the recurring guest characters are a bit formulaic and irritating, especially Steele the writer but maybe that's because of a certain amount of overacting of the part which is really not required. In some cases less is more, like the Russell Crowe episode. Such a laid back dude and you really didn't know if he was a good guy or the bad. It could also be that Alan Hawco is multi tasking too much and should get a good director who can see the fine line between Comedy and caricature, watch out Des, All the same, It's got the feel good factor without schmaltz and will bear rewatching. Good music too.