Breaking In: Season 1 (2011)



Critic Consensus: Breaking In has a clever premise and no shortage of good ideas, but the jokes and dialogue fall a little flat.


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Air date: Apr 6, 2011
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The comedy about a high-tech security firm that protects clients by exposing their vulnerabilities—usually by stealing from them—opens its first season with boss Oz (Christian Slater) blackmailing computer hacker Cameron (Bret Harrison) into being his intern. The newcomer is out of his league, however, when he's asked to steal an expensive car from a dealer. Other missions include breaking into an elderly woman's home to rob her safe; testing the security for a museum; and tracking down a cyber bully. Guest stars include Alyssa Milano, who plays a dentist intrigued by Cam's line of work; NASCAR champ Jimmie Johnson, who needs help with a security problem at the racetrack; Ted McGinley, who plays the father of Melanie (Odette Annable), and Mike Tyson, who hires the team to secure his home.

Critic Reviews for Breaking In Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (10)

Breaking In succeeds only in being a stupendously bad half-hour of television that should be charged with breaking and entering into unsuspecting living rooms.

Apr 6, 2011 | Rating: F | Full Review…
Top Critic

The plot doesn't offer a lot of possibilities. The jokes are predictable even when the delivery is hip, and none of the characters is especially likable.

Apr 6, 2011 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Less pander, more wit, please.

Apr 6, 2011 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's a happy mix, a breezy, playful half-hour that has the potential to open up into something special.

Apr 6, 2011 | Full Review…

It's a strange little show: a lighthearted half-hour caper that purports to be a comedy but isn't really that funny.

Apr 6, 2011 | Full Review…

If Christian Slater has proved anything over the past few years, it's that he can't draw a television audience.

Apr 6, 2011 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

It falls into that category of being fairly clever without really being funny or all that amusing.

Apr 6, 2011 | Full Review…

Lots of good ideas, but the execution's still lacking.

Apr 6, 2011 | Full Review…

Clever in spots and filled with pop-culture references, with its modest charms and well-trodden concept this comedic caper represents the kind of formula that has historically struggled to break out.

Apr 6, 2011 | Full Review…
Top Critic

I can see Breaking In growing into a pleasant, mildly goofy comedy that offers the light-adventure qualities of a USA or TNT show and the silly diversions of a half-decent Chuck episode.

Apr 6, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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