‘The Bridge’ Reviews: FX Drama Hailed As ‘Rich’ & ‘Outstanding’

Thu, July 11, 2013 11:43am EST by 34 Comments
The Bridge FX Review
Courtesy of FX

Leave a Reply

To comment, please fill in the fields below, enter your comment and select the Comment button.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

View Comment

Tracie

Posted at 2:56 AM on September 19, 2013  

This was last show I will watch.I loved this show until tonight.9/18/2013 .Sonja realizing where the son is just minutes before tank filled up & they can’t revive him was stupid.I have never stopped watching a series I liked as much as this one over anger of the story line until tonight.This was my last show.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Jose

Posted at 10:21 PM on September 11, 2013  

Excellent!

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Arlen

Posted at 4:13 PM on September 8, 2013  

I love this show.It is one of the few shows on tv worth watching, not like those so-called “reality” shows.They are nothing but dribble.Please listen to your fans and keep it on the air.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Shelley

Posted at 1:08 AM on September 5, 2013  

It’s kind of turning into a soap opera…thought tonight’s episode was better. Focused more on the case and not on all the “relationships”

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

jfkdlfjd;

Posted at 11:34 AM on August 22, 2013  

The Bridge has officially jumped the shark in my opinion.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Mary

Posted at 11:03 PM on August 23, 2013  

This week’s show turned my stomach a little. It was nice to have one show to watch this summer but it went too far for me.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

carole

Posted at 11:15 AM on July 31, 2013  

Sylvia; have you read the comment I made last week? She isn’t dumb she’s autistic and she plays the role spot on. Read about Aspergers and you will totally get it.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

rondi

Posted at 5:02 PM on July 31, 2013  

Carole, I have a family member with Aspergers, and you are right, she is not dumb. But, she cannot work in a social environment–and absolutely would not be able to be a law enforcement officer of any caliber at all. My father and 2 of my uncles were in law enforcement–one a detective, another one worked for the FBI undercover for years, so I know what I am talking about. She would not be promoted to detective, she cannot interact well with the public or other officers. she would be good at research on problem solving on a non-interacting level. Sorry. This show would be very good, but they got the Aspergers syndrome way, way wrong. so for everyone who likes the show’s premise, but the role of Sonia because something is ‘off’–they are right. This type of handicap would not work in real law enforcement situations. She could actually be a critical liability in actual crime situations.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

sylvia

Posted at 9:41 AM on July 31, 2013  

I love the show so far. My only problem is that they make the character Sonya seem dumb at times with regular life like if she comes from a different planet. Sorry it isn’t working. She isn’t good at acting dumb about things and it doesn’t fit the character considering she suppose to be smart except with ordinary life. Come on quick killing it with that. It’s hard to like the character and I may stop watching because that rubs me the wrong way.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Mitch

Posted at 7:27 PM on July 24, 2013  

Today is episode 3 abd I can’t wait!! The is the besy series for FX since they broke the mold with The Shield. Acting, writing, story lines and location filming is right on. Everyone I know is hooked.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

carole

Posted at 2:21 PM on July 24, 2013  

Many of the comments seem to discuss the lame female detective but I’m wondering if anyone realises she isn’t lame she has Aspergers Syndrome ( a form of high level spectrum disorder or syndrome). She is playing the role with absolute accuracy.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Katherine

Posted at 11:25 AM on July 19, 2013  

I LOVE this show. As a Texas native, it brings to light so many aspects and levels of the immigration issue. I am certain the character played by Diane Kruger will become more palatable as her history is revealed, although it’s a little difficult to see how someone so affected by what appears to be Asperger’s Syndrome – could succeed as a homocide detective without being able to relate to people, interpret facial expressions and develop personal relationships. I am interested to see how that will play out, but the storyline alone is enough to keep me watching.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

airstreamingypsy

Posted at 9:38 PM on July 18, 2013  

I couldn’t watch more than 15 minutes…..Diane Kruger was beyond annoying….. if I want to watch an idiot character I’ll watch reruns of The Beverly Hillbillies.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Morgana

Posted at 2:18 PM on July 18, 2013  

Well what a surprise for our summer viewing. Not silly like Rizzoli & Isles but a show written for adults. Hard to believe! Having said that, wow what a plot. The storyline and the acting was so well done the hour flew by and we were looking at previews for next week. The acting by Kruger & Bichir was finely tuned to the characters they play. Good stuff.

The Bridge is gritty and reality driven. Wonderful writing. My dvr is set for the duration. Hope it’s a long ride because we haven’t had a good police drama since Homicide: Life on the streets and Life.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Dot

Posted at 2:13 PM on July 18, 2013  

This is intriguing and so far apart from the usual detective series. Can’t wait for the next episode. I am sure there is more of this that goes on than anyone wants to believe. Most people want to ignore the grittier side of society.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Sean

Posted at 11:20 AM on July 18, 2013  

I don’t like The Bridge. In the first episode they left us hanging when that women wanted to know what was behind the door. What a cheap way to make us hanging on for the next episode. Secondly, I don’t like the main character. She’s just not likeable, to terse and lame. Thirdly, I don’t like the setting. I’m not interested in the grubby world of illegals trying to sneak into the United States, and lastly, there are just too many commercials to keep me interested. BTW, Ted Levine who was the serial killer Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs still has that unique voice. Every time I see him now I’m reminded of his great performance.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

anna lankford

Posted at 7:35 AM on July 18, 2013  

El Paso side weak love Juarez dectective. Too many stories going at once. No conclusions weekly

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Rondi Kacherian

Posted at 9:44 PM on July 17, 2013  

I really want to like this show. Damian Bichir was stellar! Kruger on the other hand was ridiculous! Ridiculous! The promise of the show was great. The setting is great. The whole concept of missing women south of the border is an intriguing subject. But the female lead was so overacted, so bizarrely acted I almost could not watch. Get rid of her, and put a gifted actor–male or female–and the show with Bichir has legs. Can’t they come up with anything better than the tired old stereotype of gruff male detective and beautiful quirky female? Geez! Give us something we can appreciate. So far, Kruger, with her bizarre performance ain’t it.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Sean

Posted at 11:30 AM on July 18, 2013  

I agree with you. Kruger is “ridiculous”. Bichir is the ONLY character who has a modicum of “likeability”. The Bridge is neither thrilling, interesting, compelling, or humorous. It’s really quite pathetic.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Jean Triebel

Posted at 12:21 AM on July 17, 2013  

So far, after two episodes, I am hooked. Bichir and Kruger are a compelling odd couple. Hope this drama keeps me tuned in.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Sonya

Posted at 11:41 AM on July 15, 2013  

Something is wrong with the setting. Sonya and Ruiz are wearing those heavy jackets in El Paso!!!!! and the people on the streets are with t-shirts! I think the program will be better but for now Diana K looks overact.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Thomas J. Brown

Posted at 12:33 AM on July 14, 2013  

After watching a few episodes of “Under the Dome” and “The Following” and “Touch” I threw in the towel. Finally, some plausible drama. Diane Kruger really takes a departure from her glam roles in “National Treasure” and “Inglorious Bastards”. Very quirky — makes me want to see where they are going with this character. Damian Bichir (who I’m not familiar with) sets just the right tone, however, his accent makes it difficult to understand some of the dialog. Ted Levine is well cast as a grittier version of Capt. Stottlemeyer from “Monk.” Annabeth Gish and Matthew Lilliard are brilliant choices. Best of the year so far — love it!

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

JCrew

Posted at 11:40 AM on July 13, 2013  

I am just the viewing public, so I am we’ll aware that my “review” won’t count for much, but I just tried to watch this show. We watched two segments between commercials. At that point, I stopped it, deleted it and cancelled all future tapings of it. There was NO flow, the acting was horrible and I was sadly disappointed!!! I won’t be watching again, EVER!!

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Terri

Posted at 9:30 PM on July 18, 2013  

Completely agree. Love Diane Kruger but what an asinine character she plays…no homicide detective would ever be that socially inept. No one that is so socially dysfunctional would ever make it that far in any law enforcement department. It might have been helpful if the show had given some sort of insight regarding her issues in the season premiere. It’s just too painful to watch. Sadly, I’m deleting current episode and all future recordings as well. Can’t wait for the new season of “The Americans”…the only show on TV worth watching, in my opinion.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Maureen

Posted at 11:18 PM on July 11, 2013  

I wanted to WATCH TB NOT READ TV!!!!!

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Mike

Posted at 12:00 AM on July 26, 2013  

Right, mindless person challenged with reading. I watched the full original which was wonderful and a million times better situated in Denmark and Sweden.
I have gone accross the øresund bridge so I understand the darkness in northern Europe. The FX version doesn’t have the charm the original has. This is trying too hard to be an instant replay for Americans who can’t connect to anything truly foriegn.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

C Martshall

Posted at 9:22 PM on August 12, 2013  

Agree! I thought I was going to like it at first, but I don’t want to have to read the captions! It takes away from the show. Extremely disappointing!

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Mackenna Wilson

Posted at 7:45 PM on July 11, 2013  

The Danish/Swedish series of The Bridge is God awful – nowhere near the quality and genius of Forbrydelsen (The Crime) or Borgen – so I hope the American version is better. I haven’t seen the American version yet but will give it a shot.

When it comes to America’s remake of Forbrydelsen (The Killing), the American version doesn’t stack up to Denmark’s.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Mike

Posted at 12:06 AM on July 26, 2013  

The Danish -Swedish version is wonderful. Do not compare to Forbrydelsen.
I do not agree. The original was reviewed by BBC as “the perfect TV series”.

The bomb in the car is the funniest scene I have ever seen, and truly realistic with the Cops walking away to save themselves.

This series is about flawed characters, and the growing strength of women.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

o

Posted at 2:44 PM on July 11, 2013  

show was amazing!!

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Mike

Posted at 11:54 PM on July 25, 2013  

You haven’t seen the original. It’s dark, funny and foccusses on many scandic issues. Trying o adapt thisto a US/MEX border is weak in comparison.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

stu

Posted at 1:53 PM on July 11, 2013  

An hour & a half waste of time! Was planning on watching something new after a few of my shows were cancelled. This will not be it.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Roberta Stewart

Posted at 6:57 PM on July 11, 2013  

Enjoyed this new series very much. It’s refreshing to see a dysfunctional and unglamorous female lead. The show and the character have lots of potential.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Michael Redhouse

Posted at 9:15 AM on July 12, 2013  

Keep splashin’ in the shallow end, girl!

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter