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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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Brilliant detective. Total dick. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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22 January 2015 (USA)  »

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Бекстром  »

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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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So far, so good!
25 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this was a very good show, it held my interest. Backstrom was offensive, yes, but he shows signs of softening his attitude. He offends everybody equally, sparing no one from his barbs. The interaction with the doctor was good, and the revealing humor in 'absolutely not' was on target. Denis Haysbert is a solid presence. I do think Wilson's character (beautifully captured) requires a very strong counterpoint, so his partner (or another positive character) could up the ante. The approach that Backstrom goes a bit inside the character's minds to determine possible guilt, much like Jane on the Mentalist, is effective. I note that many compare this to House. So far, I think Backstrom holds his own in comparison.


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