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‘Chaos’ is like ‘A-Team’ with good writing

‘CHAOS’ ★★★½

7 to 8 p.m. Fridays on WBBM-Channel 2

Updated: September 24, 2012 6:25AM

When did policing the world get so deadly serious? North Sider Freddy Rodriguez stars in “Chaos,” an adrenaline jolt of comedy-action series. He’s the newbie of a renegade CIA team that triumphs over lousy office chairs, foreign evil and any logic whatsoever. It’s “The A-Team” meets ... really good writing.

Flashy director Brett Ratner (“Rush Hour”) is at the helm here, with an apparently unlimited travel budget. And “Chaos” is worth watching for Tim Blake Nelson’s character alone. “I’m a human weapon,” the hangdog actor assures us solemnly.

Another promising sign: One agent (James Murray) is dashingly Scottish, without much explanation. My guess is that Ratner just finds the “Shrek” accent to be funny.

Has patriotism ever been so bracingly anarchic?

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