March 5, 2008
Haven’t seen it yet? It’s something like a cross between X-Files and House — “NorBAC”, a lab in Toronto (financed jointly by US, Canadian and Mexican governments) in charge of “rapid response” to “biological threats” — you know, stuff like a reappearance of the 1918 flu, multi-drug resistant Tuberculosis, bio-terrorists, gene splicers run amuck, government conspiracies, politically motivated genocides, etc. You know, all the usual stuff.
The “shining star” of NorBAC is rogue scientist “David SandstrÃ¶m”, who typically out-houses House, sleeps around more than Charlie Sheen, and has a vocabulary that would make Gordon Ramsay blush.
They have the occasional over-wrought plot or overly blatant agenda, but it’s mostly good clean fun, if you like that sort of thing.
ReGenesis just started its fourth season on “The Movie Network” and “Movie Central”, a pair of Canadian premium channels.
It was supposed to be in syndication in the US starting last fall, but I’ve seen no sign of it other than some sporadic reports of it showing up on ABC occasionally in red-eye infomercial timeslots.
If you’re not Canadian or into insomniac channel surfing, it can be found in umm… most places you’d find Canadian television online.
(Try Googling “regenesis”, along with the magic word for finding TV shows — “torrent”).