Lieutenant Everett Backstrom
In Backstrom, Lieutenant Everett Backstrom (Rainn Wilson) is a crotchety yet brilliant policeman who heads the Special Crimes Unit. Always armed with a cigar and coffee, he is self-destructive and offensive. While he is not everyone's cup of tea, he is everyone's first choice to solve crimes.
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April 27, 2013 by Amanda
The American response to Sherlock, Elementary’s Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) is more into T-shirts and tattoos than Savile Row suits. But despite his troubled history with drug abuse and a move to New York, this Holmes still retains all of the wit and brilliance of his counterpart from across the pond.March 3, 2014 by Amy
Detective Chief Inspector John Luther (Idris Elba) works for the Serious and Serial Crime Unit on the BBC show Luther. He’s a brilliant, gritty detective who often toes the line between following the law and breaking it. Either way, tweed’s never looked better than it does on him.
August 16, 2014 by Agatha
In the HBO series True Detective, Detective Rustin Spencer “Rusty” Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) is brought in as partner of Detective Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) to solve a ritualistic murder in rural Louisiana. Dress up as either the buttoned-up 1995 Cohle or the broken-down 2012 version who’s now a suspect.March 18, 2013 by Amanda
BBC’s Sherlock transports the eponymous detective from his Victorian-era home to the 21st century. While that may mean he’s solving crime with the assistance of modern technology and sending messages via text instead of telegram, his vast intelligence, deductive reasoning and gentleman’s dress sense all remain intact.
May 8, 2013 by Stacey
Dr. Gregory House is the head of Diagnostic Medicine at Princeton Plainsboro Hospital. His brilliance and ability to crack seemingly unsolvable cases makes him a doctor in high demand (in spite of his cynical, sarcastic, and offensive personality.) He is often seen popping Vicodin to alleviate his leg pain that also causes his limp.
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