THE BRINK K
7 PM, SHOWCASE
Well worth watching but with two episodes left it’s time to ask why this HBO geo- political satire featuring top notch comic talent ( Jack Black, Tim Robbins, right) isn’t actually better than it is. The satire is a little insipid, the characters too broadly drawn, and the dramatic stuff ( bombings, torture, military coups) doesn’t really resonate. Oh well, at least you get to see someone drinking a bottle of mouthwash.