Pointless Nonsense

Posted in tv by Bill on July 11, 2013

thebridgeThe Bridge is a new FX series that premiered Wednesday. The pilot can apparently be watched here. Diane Kruger plays an El Paso cop and Demian Bichir is a Juarez cop, and they’re investigating a murder that took place on a bridge across the Rio Grande that serves as a US/Mexico border crossing. Kruger’s character is all kinds of weird. If they said what was wrong with her, I missed it, but I’m guessing it’s Aspergers, because she’s just kind of an asshole to people, and her Lieutenant (Ted Levine doing a weird/awesome cowboy voice) gives her advice on things like making eye contact to try to help her deal with people.

It’s a good enough concept. The idea of Juarez as this cesspool of murder and corruption being right across a bridge from a large American city is pretty crazy. And the show seems interested in exploring that contrast, which should be interesting. The pilot didn’t completely wow me, but I’m definitely intrigued enough to keep watching.

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