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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:
...  Alex Talbot 10 episodes, 2015
...  Walter Larson 10 episodes, 2015
...  Zeke Tilson 10 episodes, 2015
...  Rafiq Massoud 10 episodes, 2015
...  Kendra Peterson 10 episodes, 2015
...  Glenn Taylor 10 episodes, 2015
...  Pierce Grey 10 episodes, 2015
...  President Julian Navarro 10 episodes, 2015
...  General Umair Zaman 9 episodes, 2015
...  Hasan 7 episodes, 2015
...  Robert Kittredge 7 episodes, 2015
...  Fareeda 7 episodes, 2015
...  Joanne Larson 6 episodes, 2015
...  Dougan 6 episodes, 2015
...  James Donaldson 5 episodes, 2015
...  Rafiq Massoud Sr. 5 episodes, 2015
...  Naeema 5 episodes, 2015
Leslie Awender ...  Aide to CIA Director 5 episodes, 2015
Beth Horne ...  Embassy Staff 5 episodes, 2015


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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21 June 2015 (USA)  »

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Tim Robbins also had a cameo in Jack Black's "Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny"(2006) See more »


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 »


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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~~Show starts off strong and is funny in almost every scene, highly recommend~~
14 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

HBO's new show "The Brink" tells the story of the U.S. government and their attempts at foreign affair through dark comedy and satire. Without spoiling anything, the show brings you around the world as you follow characters like Alex Talbot (Jack Black), Walter Larson (Tim Robbins), and Zeke Tilson (Pablo Schreiber) through U.S. government and military scramble to prevent World War 3 from happening.

It's been a long time since I actually found a TV show this funny. The cast in this show are fantastic; Jack Black, Tim Robbins, and Pablo Schreiber really sell the show for me along with many other supporting actors. When I first saw Jack Black, I thought his performance was going to be over the top with crazy expressions and hand gestures, but I'm glad that he toned it down. Don't get me wrong, I love Jack Black. I just didn't think that his performance in Tenacious D was going to work in here. Compared to the movies he usually does, The Brink combines a serious, suspenseful, and playful tone at the same time.

In conclusion, the pacing in this movie is really good, this is not the type of show that has a lot of background story in character development. They are more concerned with the present and fast paced movie that gives you suspense and a good laugh. Overall, I'm really impressed with this show and I hope it goes on for many more seasons!

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