It's hard to avoid comparing I Am Not Okay with This with Pretty in Pink (or other John Hughes films to some degree), and not because it's...
It would be enough to say that it's fascinating and enthralling, and will leave you desperate for the next episode, but it's also wildly fun and the characters will eventually own you.
Backstrom is one of those rare shows that I have no problem recommending to absolutely anyone. It isn't that I think everyone will like it, it's that I don't care if you end up not liking it. It's clever and the characters are all put together solidly, as opposed to focusing exclusively on the focal point.
Silicon Valley took the world by storm with its first season, but the caustic, geek-centric, culture commentary show had a lot to work out to get a second season to fly, and while still better than quite a bit of the television world, it didn't quite make it to the level of the first few episodes of the show.