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Rainn Wilson Plays An Unlikeable Portland Detective In "Backstrom"


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“Backstrom” is Fox’s new TV series set in Portland featuring Seattle native Rainn Wilson as a brilliant but misanthropic detective. With the exception of a few exterior shots of Portland, the show is shot in Vancouver, BC. “Backstrom” premiered January 22, and thus far, it’s gotten mixed reviews. It’s hard to put the show squarely in a genre. It has a dark sense of humor, some procedural elements, but it seems to be going for season-length plot arcs more typical of a drama like “The Shield.”

Have you watched “Backstrom?” What’s your take?

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