Backstrom (2015)

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The Portland Police Bureau's Elite Special Crimes Unit is led by Det. Lt. Everett Backstrom, an alcoholic and smoker who is in failing health, but takes on cases in special circumstances.

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 Everett Backstrom (13 episodes, 2015)
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 Nicole Gravely (13 episodes, 2015)
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 Peter Niedermayer (13 episodes, 2015)
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 Frank Moto (13 episodes, 2015)
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 Nadia Paquet (13 episodes, 2015)
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 Gregory Valentine (13 episodes, 2015)
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 John Almond (13 episodes, 2015)
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 Amy Gazanian (6 episodes, 2015)
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The Portland Police Bureau's Elite Special Crimes Unit is led by Det. Lt. Everett Backstrom, an alcoholic and smoker who is in failing health, but takes on cases in special circumstances.

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Author Leif G.W. Persson is a professor of criminology, and co-hosts a weekly Swedish TV show on public-service broadcaster SVT called Crime of the Week: Veckans brott (2010). See more »

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Solid good show.
13 February 2015 | by (Lebanon) – See all my reviews

I think Backstrom had a really solid pilot if you ask me. Up to the current episode, it's a win for me. Very entertaining and always keeps me wanting more.

Rainn Wilson portrays the lazy, humorous detective with complete genius. Yes, he is that good as an actor.

The show so far has been likened to House M.D. I really don't think they even tried to be like House with Rainn's character.

I read and heard some people saying that the supporting cast isn't up to the level, and some people even bashed on Rainn Wilson. I mean what do people want? People nowadays always want the next big thing to swoop over the TV and they rush into conclusions about shows based on watching ONE episode or reading reviews. People should not over hype EVERY new show that is about to be released. The supporting cast was very good and decent.

The show isn't ground breaking in no means. It is however a very solid and entertaining show to watch with a witty and dark lead character portrayed perfectly by Rainn Wilson.


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