Critic Consensus: A seductive crime drama, The Bridge draws viewers in with culturally conscious themes that combine intelligent mystery and spellbinding drama.
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Diane Kruger is perfectly icy as the "unusual" Detective Sonya Cross. Demian Bichir is super as her Mexican counterpart Marco Ruiz: kindly, world-weary, with a quantity of crumpled charisma.
The Bridge manages the neat trick of being both tough and entertaining; it's a made-up story that feels true.
Neither literary nor political pretensions are necessary to enjoy The Bridge. At its bedrock, it's a fine crime drama, full of arresting and gruesome turns, sometimes downright scary, sometimes blackly funny.
What could be a relentlessly grim procedural (again, The Killing) is instead a compelling drama that works (so far, at least) on a number of levels.
Audience Reviews for The Bridge (FX): Season 1
The Bridge was quickly growing on me, despite me thinking that the last thing we needed was another serial killer drama with an awkward cop buddie dynamic. The crimes quickly became relevant and were causing a big impact on me on what they were trying to say. The severed body in half and what it represented on the Pilot episode was spot on but then... it descended onto something so banal, so average. Why? Didn't make any bloody sense. Still, has some really good dramatic punches on the last episodes, good character growth and just plain weird imagery to keep things interesting till the end.
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