Review: The Bridge On FX
Jessica | On 12, Jul 2013
FX’s new crime drama “The Bridge” delivers a slow but promising, opening act. The series features an all-star cast, with Oscar Award Nominee Demian Bichir (A Better Life) and Diane Kruger (Inglorious Bastards). The two star as police officers from opposing sides of the border. Kruger plays the extremely anxious Sonya Cross. She delivers a fully charged role as an officer that is insensitive, detached, and fully dedicated to solving to what she refers to as solely her case. Bichir is Marco Ruiz, a laid back and charismatic officer. Ruiz’s suave persona fits Bichir like a glove that was tailor made for him.
They reluctantly end up working together after a body is found lying on the border between El Paso and Juarez. The body is actually from two different women; the bottom half being from a Hispanic female originating from Juarez, and the top a prominent American Caucasian judge. Therefore, they must try to solve the case as a duo. The episode does not offer a linear story line. It jumps around introducing a bevy of characters all at once; however it does leave room for intrigue. The Bridge entices the audience by not sharing too much information. Instead it has created a platform for further curiosity. The show also touches on the character’s personal lives with just enough room for the audience to feel make a connection.
Over all The Bridge’s foundation is strong and could lead to further potential. This was the premier and the show could possibly take on many directions. As with man freshman dramas, The Bridge may breed a complex season and hopefully end with a killer twist. The Bridge airs Wednesdays on FX at 10 pm.
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