The Brink: Season 1 (2015)

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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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Episodes

1
Air date: Jun 21, 2015
2
Air date: Jun 28, 2015
3
Air date: Jul 5, 2015
4
Air date: Jul 12, 2015
5
Air date: Jul 19, 2015
6
Air date: Jul 26, 2015
7
Air date: Aug 2, 2015
8
Air date: Aug 9, 2015
9
Air date: Aug 16, 2015
10
Air date: Aug 23, 2015

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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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 19, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

Jun 18, 2015 | Full Review…

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

Jun 17, 2015 | Full Review…
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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.

Jun 22, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The good thing about The Brink is that you laugh out loud. The bad thing is that it is not so unlikely. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 16, 2018 | Full Review…

The Brink is so funny, so inventive-and so fearless in what it has to say about geopolitics-that watching it would be pure pleasure were the events it depicts not so uncomfortably close to the perilous reality of the world in which we live.

Mar 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Whatever your politics, The Brink hits its targets with devastating relish.

Jun 19, 2015 | Full Review…

What robs The Brink of much sustaining interest is the underlying cynicism that serves as the motive of almost every person here, and which comes across as a cheap excuse for avoiding deeper characterization.

Jun 19, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Brink: Season 1

½

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.

SylvesterK

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