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The Bridge (FX): Season 1 (2013)




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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The first season of "The Bridge" follows two police detectives (one Mexican, one American) as they hunt down a serial killer whose heinous acts have been perpetrated in both nations. Their investigation is complicated both by internal corruption and violence stemming from the drug cartels functioning among the borderlands. The show is based on the Danish/Swedish television series of the same name. The show stars Demián Bichir and Diane Kruger.


Diane Kruger
as Sonya North
Demian Bichir
as Marco Ruiz
Ted Levine
as Hank Wade
Emily Rios
as Adriana Mendez
Eric Lange
as Kenneth Hastings
Matthew Lillard
as Daniel Frye
Johnny Dowers
as Tim Cooper
Annabeth Gish
as Charlotte
Thomas M. Wright
as Steven Linder
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Critic Reviews for The Bridge (FX): Season 1

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (23)

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.

June 14, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Bridge manages the neat trick of being both tough and entertaining; it's a made-up story that feels true.

September 16, 2013 | Full Review…

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.

July 10, 2013 | Full Review…

The Bridge is highly absorbing.

July 10, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

July 10, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The Bridge rises well above those too-familiar TV tropes and expands into a portrait of a particular part of the world and its people.

July 9, 2013 | Full Review…

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.

Francisco G.

Super Reviewer

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