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#1 Posted on 27.2.15 0849.44
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Is anybody watching this show? I love Rainn Wilson and this is decent throwaway television for an hour a week. I am enjoying it, but wondered if I was the only one?
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#2 Posted on 27.2.15 1214.34
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We're watching it out of some kind of odd loyalty to Rainn Wilson, but I think the show is pretty 'meh'. It feels very much like an alcoholic Dwight trying to solve crimes. I keep waiting for Backstrom to say, 'FACT: You paid that man to kill your wife's lover' or some variation thereof.

I think it would benefit from being edgier and having a little more grit to it. It doesn't have to be 'True Detective', but I feel as though the tone of the show is all over the place.
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#3 Posted on 28.2.15 0739.05
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I only saw the first episode, but it had probably the single worst script I've ever seen performed on television. The actors all tried really hard with what they were given, but the dialogue and scenarios were just really awkward and unbelievable.
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#4 Posted on 28.2.15 1130.22
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From the commericals, it felt like "House is now solving crimes" so we gave it a pass.
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#5 Posted on 28.2.15 1253.20
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    Originally posted by Zeruel
    From the commericals, it felt like "House is now solving crimes" so we gave it a pass.
Yeah, this is pretty close and now they have pushed two of the secondary characters into a love angle, eh. I like the Backstrom character, Valentine, Moto and Sgt. Almond. I don't expect this show to make a second season, but it;s okay.
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#6 Posted on 4.3.15 1206.23
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    Originally posted by pieman
      Originally posted by Zeruel
      From the commericals, it felt like "House is now solving crimes" so we gave it a pass.
    Yeah, this is pretty close and now they have pushed two of the secondary characters into a love angle, eh. I like the Backstrom character, Valentine, Moto and Sgt. Almond. I don't expect this show to make a second season, but it;s okay.


Yeah, the show is starting to feel a little bit like Rake -- starts off good and interesting, but then they throw way too much shit against the wall. You have Backstrom's former fiancee, his roommate's abuse history, the love angle, the secretive backstory of the blonde, Moto's goals, Almond's church, the obvious love angle still TK for Backstrom and his boss. And that's not even getting at the overarching question of WhatTF Is Wrong with Backstrom. Slow it down some.
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#7 Posted on 4.3.15 1607.25
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I like it. It feels like a USA network show that got bumped up to the big leagues. There is a lot of Monk ans Psych type stuff all over it.

I do think there are too many characters and they could get rid of two of three of them and make it a better show.

I also wanna add that I usually hate Rainn Wilson, but I find his character interesting.
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#8 Posted on 5.3.15 0536.46
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    Originally posted by Zeruel
    From the commericals, it felt like "House is now solving crimes" so we gave it a pass.


My wife an I watched and both of us thought the same thing. It was okay and didn't feel like it was an hour of my life I would never get back but an hour later I was hard pressed to tell you much about it.
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#9 Posted on 5.3.15 0822.13
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The best thing I can say about it is, at least the redhead is pleasant to look at.
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#10 Posted on 6.3.15 1323.27
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I have watched all the episodes so far and they really are jamming a lot of stuff into 8 episodes. Backstrom's father is on this week's episode and that's another whole new storyline. It won't be back for three weeks now, so cleansing the palate.
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