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YMMV / Backstrom

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  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: The tagline: "Brilliant detective, total dick" sums up the show's biggest problem perfectly. The main character was a gigantic prick that it made the audience impossible to care, leading to the show being cancelled after one season.
  • Moment of Awesome: In "Enemy of my Enemies" we see Moto take out a small army of Native American "Deputies" with nothing more than hand to hand combat. The only reason he stops is that they point their guns at him.
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  • Narm: 'Boogeyman,' which riffs on the recent and tragic Slenderman stabbings, and manages to not only get everything about the subculture wrong, but also features some excessively dramatic acting from the guest stars forced to sell a fairly absurd plotline. Oddly cheek and jowl with some great performances from the regular cast.


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