Breaking In seems like a show that would function as a typical hour-long procedural; the team would assemble, and in the course of an hour, accomplish whatever job they’re tasked. But in reality, Breaking In takes these elements and compresses them into a quick half-hour, ignoring all but the plot points to get things done as fast as possible. The pilot immediately revs into high gear and we’re treated with all sorts of scenes which would usually be drawn out over an hour. With this kind of energy, the finer details–jokes that are rarely funny, a slew of generic “geek” characters–are no longer major problems. Instead, the actors go with the writing and are really fun to watch anytime.
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