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The Brink 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2015)
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Top U.S. government and military scramble to prevent World War 3 from happening amidst the chaos of a geopolitical crisis.
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Series cast summary:
Jack Black ...  Alex Talbot 10 episodes, 2015
Tim Robbins ...  Walter Larson 10 episodes, 2015
Pablo Schreiber ...  Zeke Tilson 10 episodes, 2015
Aasif Mandvi ...  Rafiq Massoud 10 episodes, 2015
Maribeth Monroe ...  Kendra Peterson 10 episodes, 2015
Eric Ladin ...  Glenn Taylor 10 episodes, 2015
Geoff Pierson ...  Pierce Grey 10 episodes, 2015
Esai Morales ...  President Julian Navarro 10 episodes, 2015
Iqbal Theba ...  General Umair Zaman 9 episodes, 2015
Erick Avari ...  Hasan 7 episodes, 2015
Melanie Chandra ...  Fareeda 7 episodes, 2015
John Larroquette ...  Robert Kittredge 7 episodes, 2015
Carla Gugino ...  Joanne Larson 6 episodes, 2015
Lamont Thompson ...  Dougan 6 episodes, 2015
Ryan Cutrona ...  James Donaldson 5 episodes, 2015
Marshall Manesh ...  Rafiq Massoud Sr. 5 episodes, 2015
Meera Syal ...  Naeema 5 episodes, 2015
Leslie Awender Leslie Awender ...  Aide to CIA Director 5 episodes, 2015
Beth Horne Beth Horne ...  Embassy Staff 5 episodes, 2015
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A new half hour comedy series, The BRINK focuses on a geopolitical crisis which tie three men together. The US Secretary of State - Walter Larson (Tim Robbins); a lowly Foreign Service Officer - Alex Talbot (Jack Black); and an ace Navy Fighter Pilot, Zeke Tilson (Pablo Schreiber). These three men must somehow pull through the chaos around them to save the planet from World War III. Written by DeAlan Wilson www.ComedyE.com

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Welcome to a World of Trouble

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English

Release Date:

21 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Krízisben See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Jack Black and Tim Robbins also appeared together in the film Bob Roberts (1992), High Fidelity (2000), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) and Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006). Jack Black also appeared in Dead Man Walking (1995) and Cradle Will Rock (1999), which were directed by Tim Robbins. See more »

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Though the F/A-18 is primarily known as a single seat fighter/attack aircraft the use of the two seat model in front line combat is well known. The current model F/A-18F Super Hornet is a two seat aircraft with the second seat occupied by a Weapon Systems Officer (WSO). Therefore Glenn is a necessary partner to Zeke on the aircraft. See more »

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Foreign Minister Rakesh Pandit: [to Walter Larson, U.S. Secretary of State] We have a saying in India; don't trust Pakistan.
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a Dr Strangelove type of thing with good cast but poor substance.
22 June 2015 | by Dr_SaganSee all my reviews

"The Brink" is most certainly a political satire and not a comedy. The exaggeration and the ridicule is obvious from the start. But sadly not far from the truth...

It's about a fictional U.S. government which must deal with a foreign crisis. Its first season focuses on a crisis in Pakistan. The show was conceived that each season will follow a different crisis somewhere in the world with the same characters. (IF it gets a 2nd season that is!).

There are a few main characters. An alcoholic Secretary of State played by Tim Robbins, a lowly Foreign Service officer in Islamabad played by Jack Black and lots of other known comedic actors in various roles.

It is mildly funny because of these talents but if you go for the satire you might need a sharper bite. It seems like the creators went for some kind of Dr Strangelove type of thing, but fails short to deliver any real political messages.

Overall: Basically I would say "Meh!" but the cast is good so I will keep watching for now.

UPDATE (after watching the whole season): It gets better and 9th and 10th (season finale) episodes are GREAT! Highly Recommended!!


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