Watch a Trailer for AMC's Rubicon (And Tell Us What You Think)

With both Mad Men and Breaking Bad on its roster, AMC is the cable network du jour for critics and discerning television viewers who are sick of mainstream programs that coddle their audience. As a result, everything the network announces carries the burden of living up the network's profile, for better (The Walking Dead, we hope) or for worse (The Prisoner).

Enter AMC's newest project, Rubicon. Here's the premise: A man who works as an analyst believes his employers may be involved in pulling the strings that control all of the world's events. It's a conspiracy theorist's dream! The series stars James Badge Dale, who you last saw as Robert Leckie in HBO's The Pacific.

Here's the extended trailer:


My gut reaction is… "what?" Trailers are meant to do two things: give viewers a taste of what's in store, and leave them wanting more. I'm not sure this trailer did either. I really enjoyed Dale in The Pacific, so I'm hoping this show comes around—but I'm not feeling too good about it.

A special preview of Rubicon will air after this Sunday's Breaking Bad season finale, and we're expecting to have the full first episode streaming on TV.com next week.

Until then, what's your impression of Rubicon after watching the trailer?

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I was hoping it was a show about Julius Caesar
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Well, in any case, I'm gonna check it out since it sounds interesting ..not that I've "seen" anything to help me make a decision. Heh.
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I think I found a pattern.. Hah, that's it?
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what are you blabbering about man, it took 2 secs and i would not call this a trailer, or even a teaser. so gut feeling?i think you just had to go to the toilet, that was you gut "feeling"
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I can't really form an opinion yet based on how little of the show was actually shown.
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Tim, this is the second "column" you really botched up. First the Entourage slam and now this: you get gut reactions from two few second clips? Come on, man, PLEASE think things through before you write about them on this site. Please.
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Tim...what are you smoking?
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trailer
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Is the writer of this article being deliberately obtuse? He's not feeling too good about 10 seconds worth of clips on a 30 second AMC promo! He can't have thought that was a Rubicon trailer, surely? Oh dear...
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Hello Fellow Conspiracy Fans:
The real trailer is at: http://livefeed.hollywoodreporter.com/2010/06/amc-rubicon-trailer-.html
Looks intriguing.
Enjoy!
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I agree with more than a few others...
This is no "trailer" for Rubicon. Can't even tell what the show is about other than the voice-over mention of "conspiracy". I'm off to look for the real trailer that someone else mentioned.
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This show is a physical manifestation of Jesse Ventura's nightly wet dream. No offence to a guy who could turn me into human jam but stick to what you know, body slamming no-neck steroid freaks. That said Rubicon is definitely on my Television schedule.
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This is not a trailer, it's an AMC summer promo, no, it's a teaser, no, it's a... whatever.
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Rubicon is Warner Bros.' first full-scale original scripted series produced expressly for AMC.
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lol...trailer.
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I'm in. Leckie + AMC = Win for all.
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How can one even start to form an opinion on what, 48 frames of material?
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Uhm, extended trailer my foot. I saw a 3-minute trailer for Rubicon ON THIS SITE so...maybe look harder? And btw the real trailer made me thirst for that show...
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That was hardly a trailer. More like a commercial.
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