Fox has a hilarious new show on Wednesday nights, called Breaking In. It is mandatory watching for Geek's everywhere as far as I am concerned. The show was created by Adam F. Goldberg (Fanboys) and Seth Gordon (The King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters, the upcoming Horrible Bosses) and stars Christian Slater, Alphonso McAuley, Bret Harrison, Trevor Moore, Michael Rosenbaum, Jennifer Irwin and more.
The show is about a high-tech security firm called Contra Security that takes "extreme, and often questionable, measures to sell their protection services." The reason I say this is mandatory watching is because of the many geek references throughout each episode. The show has references to Star Trek, Star Wars, Voltron, The Goonies and a bunch more obscure references. As a fan of Community and The Big Bang Theory, Breaking In is a show that was already on my radar. After watching it, I have really come to love the characters, each one unique and bringing a lot to the show. The script and the casts comedic timing is great. Christian Slater is right in his element as the boss, so fans of Slater definitely should tune in. This is my favorite TV role he's had in a while.
To learn more about the show read the description below. I also have included the first four episodes for you courtesy of Hulu, so be sure to check them out. Later this week, I will be posting an interview with Seth Gordon and Alphonso McAuley. Be sure to check out the special Comic-Con and Goonies themed episode on Wednesday, May 4th.
About the Show:
BREAKING IN is an offbeat half-hour workplace comedy about a high-tech security firm that takes extreme – and often questionable – measures to sell its protection services. Created by Adam F. Goldberg and Seth Gordon, the series centers on a team of uniquely skilled oddball geniuses hand-picked to work for a manipulative mastermind.
Contra Security, corporate America’s answer to “The A-Team,” gives clients a sense of security by first ripping it away. The firm is led by OZ (Christian Slater), a larger-than-life head honcho who is a man of mystery and master of manipulation. The members of the odd squad include alluring bad girl MELANIE (Odette Annable), who is in charge of lock-picking, safe-cracking and heart-breaking; and CASH (Alphonso McAuley), a fanboy who specializes in strategy, logistics and office pranks only a mad genius could think up.
Oz’s newest recruit, plucked right out of college, is lovable and charming computer hacker CAMERON PRICE (Bret Harrison). Unfortunately for Cameron, cracking into state-of-the-art security systems is a lot easier than dealing with his co-workers. Between Melanie’s sex appeal and Cash’s hazing, Cameron has more than a few obstacles to overcome if he wants to cement his status as part of the team and become Oz’s go-to guy.
BREAKING IN is produced by Happy Madison Productions, Adam F. Goldberg Productions and Sethsquatch, Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television. Goldberg, Gordon and Doug Robinson (“Rules of Engagement”) serve as executive producers, while Goldberg serves as writer. The pilot was directed by Gordon.
Watch the first four episodes below:
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