In the first episode of ‘Backstrom,’ Rainn Wilson is just another savant




The following review discusses plot points from the first episode of ‘Backstrom.’ Do not read on if you have not watched the episode.

You’ve likely heard this one before: Brilliant but antisocial ____________ is called back on the job for his expertise in ____________ field, even though he’s made enemies throughout his career as a result of his standoffish nature

Basically, Fox’s Backstrom, is House in a police station. But while Backstrom certainly isn’t a show we need, is it a show we want?

We meet Detective Everett Backstrom (Rainn Wilson) — or, rather, we meet the pale and squalid bare torso of Wilson, better known to the world as The Office‘s Dwight Schrute — at a doctor’s office in Portland, probably across the country from Schrute Farms agritourism bed and breakfast Read more…

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