Backstrom

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  1. boognishstern

    boognishstern Well-Known Member

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    anyone here check this show out yet? i just watched the first 3 eps & i kinda dig it, despite the reviews i've read. any thoughts?
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    I recorded the last episode. Haven't watched it yet. I like Rainn Wilson, so I'm hoping it's good.
     
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    rainn wilson is a 'house md' like personality who has a kinda sixth sense to look into the minds of suspects, but a bumbling drunken mess in the field.

    dennis haysbert is in it too, great actor but he's ruined for me with his allstate commercials...that's all i can think about when i hear that badass voice.
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    I like that Backstrom is such a petulant dick to everybody, and Rainn Wilson plays him just right.

    But the "I'm you..." monologues could get really old really fast.

    I'll keep watching, but if they don't iron out the creases I'm bailing.
     
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    I liked it better when it was called "House"
     
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    i hear ya, but i am enjoying it from what i've seen. i like that he's a drunken slob that schools everyone in the end. that's fun....guess that is a tad derivative. eh, fuck it. it's fun.
     
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    And I liked House better when it was called Sherlock Holmes. C'mon, the last original dramatist was Sophocles.
     
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    Leif G.W. Persson (author) actually created the character Backstrom the same year as House went on air(2004).
     
  10. Peau de Soie

    Peau de Soie Edit Button? Thanks LaserTilt!

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    So you're saying he stole the idea as soon as he saw the show?
     
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    I doubt it. The show went on air in the autum of - 05 in Sweden - and to have a novell ready for printing a few weeks later...Nah.
     
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  12. Micheal Kenyon

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    I'm trying, but it seems forced in a lot of areas. I need mindless entertainment once in awhile and I was hoping this would be it.