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The Brink: Season 1 (2015)



Critic Consensus: The Brink avoids disaster thanks to the game efforts of a talented cast, but they - and viewers - deserve political satire with a sharper bite.


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Black comedy about a military coup in Pakistan and the scramble to prevent World War III by the U.S. secretary of state in Washington, an inept, low-level diplomat in Islamabad, and a Navy fighter pilot .


Jack Black
as Alex Talbot
Tim Robbins
as Walter Larson
Pablo Schreiber
as Zeke Tilson
Aasif Mandvi
as Rafiq Massoud
Maribeth Monroe
as Kendra Willis
Eric Ladin
as Glenn Taylor
Esai Morales
as Julian Navarro
Geoffrey Pierson
as Pierce Mullin
Iqbal Theba
as Umair Zaman
John Larroquette
as Robert Kittredge
Carla Gugino
as Joanne Larson
Meera Syal
as Naeema
Mary Faber
as Ashley
Marshall Manesh
as Rafiq Massoud Sr.
Jaimie Alexander
as Gail Sweet
Mimi Kennedy
as Susan Buckley
Iris Bahr
as Talia Levy
Ajay Mehta
as Rakesh Pandit
Aharon Ipalé
as Avi Dahan
Cass Bugge
as Samantha
Wolf Blitzer
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for The Brink: Season 1

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (18)

It takes a little time for the show to get its bearings. But both Robbins and Black are soon up to speed and off the rails.

June 19, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Brink is a grim would-be comedy grindhouse full of half-baked one-liners propping up an overbaked plot.

June 19, 2015 | Rating: D | Full Review…
Top Critic

Fans of Veep will point out that it's funnier and more psychologically acute than The Brink, but its season is over. You watch the shows you have.

June 19, 2015 | Full Review…

This is one of the most star-studded disappointments in recent TV memory, an awkward political comedy that mistakes raunchy humor for intelligence and only reminds one how hard it is to pull off something with real teeth like Veep.

June 18, 2015 | Full Review…

This series really takes chances with its casting, and those chances really pay off.

June 17, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The dialogue is smart, biting and sporadically funny as it convincingly argues that its strange fiction is truth and turns the wartime stuff of our nightmares into the blackest of comedy.

June 22, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Brink: Season 1


Far out, why is this renewed? The Brink is a terrible political satire completely unfunny with no intelligent input into the writing whatsoever, please stop trying to bring in some third world country into a TV show to appease the multiethnic viewers for the sake of rating.


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