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.
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.