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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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Series cast summary:
 Everett Backstrom (13 episodes, 2015)
 Nicole Gravely (13 episodes, 2015)
 Peter Niedermayer (13 episodes, 2015)
 Frank Moto (13 episodes, 2015)
 Nadia Paquet (13 episodes, 2015)
 Gregory Valentine (13 episodes, 2015)
 John Almond (13 episodes, 2015)
 Amy Gazanian (6 episodes, 2015)


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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22 January 2015 (USA)  »

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Бэкстром  »

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The diner in which Backstom's dad has a breakfast named after him is the same diner in the show Bones. See more »

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19 March 2015 | by (London) – See all my reviews

TV has been pretty boring this year with an overabundance of superhero/action SI-FI shows taking over our screens wherever we look. When I decided to watch Backstrom I found something different, I found a fresh look at the crime genera that brought in comedy with it's darkness, amazing acting, edge-of-your-seat plots, a writing to kill for.

Rainn's character is portrayed to be horrible in the likeness of BBC Sherlock and Gregory House but he holds his own at the table of hateful geniuses. He is offensive, but his insults aren't prejudice seeing as he insults everybody the same wheres House could be offensive as he tended to hate on women and disabled people more than the rest.

The comedy is funny in a very unique way. It's odd, dark, and often something you'll feel guilty about laughing over but you will laugh, Hysterically in fact. As each character is the show is completely different they all bring a new side of humor to the scene and each one is spot-on.

As a member of the LGBT community i'm used to having maybe one, and if i'm lucky two characters that fit in my demographic but we're only a couple episodes in and we've already had an anti- stereotypical gay guy, plenty of trans characters, and an episode devoted to the crossdressing world. Needless to say, I freaking love it.

Backstrom is in my opinion, the perfect show and seriously needs views so go people, go watch it.

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