The Brink: Season 1 (2015)


Season 1
The Brink

Critics 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.

56%

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Critic Ratings: 39

84%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 316
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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 (39) | Top Critics (19)

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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Yawn. Unfortunately, The Brink feels like a would-be daring political comedy that's lacking in insight and light on laughs.

Jun 19, 2015 | Full Review…

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…

In a way the audience who should watch this documentary immediately are progressives, because it is a fascinating, unnerving portrait that goes right into the heart of the beast.

Apr 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Brink: Season 1

  • May 06, 2019
    Great casting, fantastic comedic timing, and actual progression with stakes and even death. No this is not a world changing comedy, but it's far above the average that's on TV right now. If you liked Better Off Ted then you'll love this show. The comedy isn't based in unrealistic slapstick or people being terrible at their jobs while playing passive aggressive baseball. The feel is somewhere between dark comedy and Aaron Sorkin pacing.
  • Jan 23, 2019
    Tried really hard to give this a fair shot but only lasted 12 minutes. Glad I bailed because this is extremely weak!
  • Jun 17, 2018
    One of the smartest, funniest shows on the air. Great writing, directing, acting across the board.
  • Apr 07, 2018
    I give the brink 5 stars! *****I love the diplomatic political mockery its a blast super talenTed cast and writeres director and producers it should be nominated
  • Jul 17, 2016
    The disparity between the critics' score and the audience score tells the tale - this was a fun, topical, commentary-laden romp that was made for the people, critics be damned. I took away one star for Pablo Schreiber's biceps, which seem to have replaced any and all acting ability.
  • Jun 23, 2016
    Love this show. Smart, hilarious, broad but incisive. I can't believe the critics don't love it. One of the best shows on TV
  • Feb 04, 2016
    Very entertaining. Good production values. Spot on acting. More lol's than I expected but well plotted too.
  • Oct 18, 2015
    Best show I've seen in a long time
  • Sep 27, 2015
    A lot of potential is wasted on a political satire with nothing to say.
  • Sep 18, 2015
    Great series....fantastic sets.....really professional special effects.....writers actually seem to know something about national security matters. Love the music selections at the end.

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