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'True Detective,' 'Brink,' 'Poldark': This weekend

'True Detective,' 'Brink,' 'Poldark': This weekend

How to follow the "Game of Thrones" phenomenon? HBO sends in three series Sunday, a trio of the weekend's highlights. "The Brink," at 10:30 p.m., is the most audacious and successful. This "Dr. Strangelove"-style satire portrays how the U.S. government is caught off guard when a deranged general takes over Pakistan. The comedy's loopy style is furiously embodied by Jack Black as a bumbling Foreign Service officer and Tim Robbins as a kinky secretary of state. "Ballers," a sitcom at 10 p.m. Sunday, takes a frank, ribald approach to depicting pro football players. The main draw is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as a former player who...

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