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THE BRINK
June 28, 2015  | By David Bianculli  | 1 comment

HBO, 10:30 p.m. ET

 
Of the three new Sunday HBO series – True Detective Season 2, Ballers and The Brink – this is the one that impresses me the most. This second episode deepens our knowledge and understanding of all the primary characters – Tim Robbins’ Secretary of State, Pablo Schreiber’s fighter pilot, and Aasif Mandvi and Jack Black’s guys on the ground in Pakistan. But it also heats up the plot from simmer to boil, with enough surprises and confrontations that behind the clever comedy are some fairly serious twists and turns. For my review on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, visit the Fresh Air website.
 
 
 
 
 
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Liz Foster
Aziz Ansari? I think his name is Aasif Mandvi.
Jun 29, 2015   |  Reply
 
Linda Donovan
Of course you're correct, Liz. We know that Aasif Mandvi is on "The Brink." For some of us who live in the Northeastern U.S., four days without power started to make us a bit buggy. Mea culpa. Thank you...
Jun 29, 2015
 
 
 
 
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