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The Brink: “Half-Cocked” Review - AVClub

AVClub: As it stands now, The Brink’s dense plotting is its biggest asset as well as its biggest problem. The series ostensibly tells the story of how a coup d’état in Pakistan coupled with the bumbling actions of three people of influence—a philandering, alcoholic, anti-war Secretary of State, a lowly slacker Foreign Services officer, and a pill-popping fighter pilot—start a chain reaction that could lead to nuclear winter. Needless to say, there’s necessarily a lot of action in “Half-Cocked,” which gives the episode a brisk momentum that smooths over some of its rough edges, but also highlights the series’ numerous flaws.

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