The Brink

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  • TV-MA
  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 7.7  (14,720)

The Brink is a dark comedy on HBO that premiered in 2015. The show deals with the geopolitical crisis that threatens to destabilize the world order. The show is a satire that takes a dig at the bureaucracy and politics of the United States and other global powers. The series follows the events that occur in the wake of a military coup in Pakistan.

The Brink is set in different parts of the world, and the narrative moves from one location to another in each episode. The show features a cast of well-known actors, including Jack Black, Tim Robbins, and Aasif Mandvi, who play characters that are integral to the plot. The show explores the roles of several key players in the crisis, including the Secretary of State, the President, and the military leaders in different countries.

Aasif Mandvi plays the role of Rafiq Massoud, a Pakistani pilot who defects to the United States. He is tasked with helping the US government prevent a nuclear war between Pakistan and India. Eric Ladin plays the role of Glenn Taylor, a mild-mannered diplomat who finds himself in the middle of the crisis. He is tasked with negotiating with the different players to bring about a peaceful resolution to the crisis.

Esai Morales plays the role of Julian Navarro, a hard-nosed Navy SEAL who works with Glenn to secure the American embassy in Pakistan. Geoff Pierson plays the role of Pierce Mullin, the Secretary of State who is struggling to keep the crisis from escalating. Iqbal Theba plays the role of General Umair Zaman, the Pakistani military leader who stages the coup.

Jack Black plays the role of Alex Coppins, a low-level Foreign Service officer who stumbles onto a secret that could be the key to solving the crisis. Maribeth Monroe plays the role of Kendra Willis, a beleaguered White House press secretary who is tasked with keeping the American public informed about the situation. Marshall Manesh plays the role of Rafiq Massoud's father and Pablo Schreiber plays the role of Zeke Callahan, a mercenary hired to help the American government.

The Brink is a fast-paced show that is full of twists and turns. The show's dark humor is evident in the dialogue and the situations that the characters find themselves in. The show explores themes of power, corruption, and the human desire for control. The show's characters are flawed, and their motivations are often ambiguous, which adds to the complexity of the plot.

The show's cinematography is impressive, and the show's creators have spared no expense in creating the visual effects required for the show's global scope. The show's soundtrack is also notable, with several original compositions that enhance the show's dramatic moments.

In summary, The Brink is an engaging and provocative show that uses humor to explore serious issues. The show's cast of talented actors brings the characters to life, and the show's plot keeps the viewers on the edge of their seats. The show's satire of the world's political power structures is timely, and the show's creators should be commended for their boldness in tackling such a sensitive topic. Fans of political thrillers, dark comedies, and suspenseful dramas will find something to enjoy in The Brink.

The Brink is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on June 21, 2015.

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There Will Be Consequences
10. There Will Be Consequences
August 23, 2015
With an emerging global crisis, Walter tries to avoid it with other heads of state via videoconferencing. Zeke and Glenn end up in a compromising situation. Alex attempts to make a personal connection with Zaman.
Just a Little Crazy Talk
9. Just a Little Crazy Talk
August 16, 2015
Walter is determined to make a deal with Zaman's highest-ranking general. A grounded Zeke and Glenn get creative in their efforts to pass the time.
Who's Grover Cleveland?
8. Who's Grover Cleveland?
August 9, 2015
Walter attempts to defuse the tensions in The Situation Room and stop the President from starting World War 3. Alex and Rafiq have to figure out a new plan as Fareeda, her students and the rest of the embassy are being evacuated. Zeke has to make decisions on both the women in his life right before he and Glenn prepare for their latest mission.
Sticky Wicket
7. Sticky Wicket
August 2, 2015
Zeke is challenged to a fight and Walter pretends to have a medical emergency.
Tweet Tweet Tweet
6. Tweet Tweet Tweet
July 26, 2015
Walter encounters Joanne in Tel Aviv. Martin and Vanessa hold Zeke and Glenn hostage.
Swim, Shmuley, Swim
5. Swim, Shmuley, Swim
July 19, 2015
Zeke and Glenn are able to safely escape from two armed men. Walter visits the Israeli foreign minister.
I'll Never Be Batman
4. I'll Never Be Batman
July 12, 2015
Walter doesn't listen to his doctor's orders and instead goes to a meeting with the Indian foreign minister.
Baghdad My A**
3. Baghdad My A**
July 5, 2015
Alex tries to relay a message to Walter. Walter encounters some personal and professional surprises.
2. Half-Cocked
June 28, 2015
President Navarro and Defense Secretary Grey come to the conclusion that a military response is the only way to combat General Zaman's threats.
1. Pilot
June 21, 2015
In the series premiere, Alex Talbot attends a bazaar and becomes involved in a violent protest.
Where to Watch The Brink
The Brink is available for streaming on the HBO website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Brink on demand at Max, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    June 21, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (14,720)