by Matt Sernaker, Managing Editor
Dear Breaking In,
First of all, welcome back! It’s been far too long since we last enjoyed the antics of Cam, Cash, Melanie, and Oz…but now that the gang is finally back together, it feels like old times.
Tonight’s episode, ”The Contra Club”, was the perfect way to kick off the season that almost wasn’t. We are quickly re-introduced to the team, and given some updates as to what has transpired since their last adventure. While some of the cast from the previous season didn’t carry on (Michael Rosenbaum and Trevor Moore are sadly absent), the show quickly plays to its strengths. Fans are reassured that this is still the same show, with a fantastic cast and crew, and that while they might have been away longer than we would have liked, it’s time to get down to business.
“The Contra Club” introduces us to Veronica (Megan Mullally), Contra’s newest secretary (the last one had some issues “growing” with the company). Oz enlists Cam’s aid in getting her adjusted to her new work environment, and ensists that he keep her out of harms way (no pranks kids). As we well know, keeping Cash from pranking the newbie is not the easiest challenge, and Cam must keep his coworkers from disobeying Oz’s direct orders. But if Oz loves pranks so much (as seen in the original pilot), why would he stop this particular individual from being the focus of Cash’s pranktastic attention? Well let’s think about this for a moment. What do we know about Oz specifically? We know that he loves his Captain Kirk chair, sports cars, and there is something else…OH YEAH! He lies. Veronica isn’t a secretary at all! She’s…buying Contra Security? That’s right kids: Oz is selling the business. But don’t worry, like always, Oz has a plan.
I had the privledge of interviewing the cast during WonderCon last year, and just hearing from them about what they got to do during the first season, and how much heart was going into the show, I knew (even before I saw the pilot) that this was going to be something special. Breaking In is not a show where one person steals the scene, it’s written so that EVERY character takes center stage and blows you away. While it is extremely disappointing to learn that certain cast members weren’t able to return, the show does not suffer from their absence. Christian Slater, Bret Harrison, Alphonso McAuley, and Odette Annable are the perfect team. The addition of Megan Mullally will definitely mix things up this season, helping to keep the team on their toes.
Breaking In is the show to watch in 2012.
ComicsOnline gives Breaking In – “The Contra Club” 5 out of 5 shows that FOX originally cancelled and then brought back.
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