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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

'The Bridge' brings US-Mexico border tensions to TV

(CNN) -- TV's newest crime thriller, "The Bridge," is taking viewers to a volatile place most have only seen on the news: The U.S.-Mexican border. FX goes beyond the headlines with a series that aims to give a new twist to the serial killer storyline by setting it more
CNN ( 7/10/2013 2:30:30 PM -08:00 )

Wednesday on TV: Give "The Bridge" a chance
FX continues its tradition of good, offbeat dramas with The Bridge (Wednesday, 11 p.m.) a police/murder procedural that is worth giving a chance. It's worth getting through the first episode, which can be somewhat off-putting. Tweet. Photos. more
Salt Lake Tribune ( 7/10/2013 2:06:30 PM -08:00 )

'The Bridge' Adapts a Scandinavian TV Crime Series
The Scandinavian version of “The Bridge” (“Bron/Broen”) begins with a body laid across the halfway point on a bridge between Denmark and Sweden. Arts Twitter Logo. Connect With Us on Twitter. Follow @nytimesarts for arts and entertainment news. more
New York Times (blog) ( 7/10/2013 1:55:50 PM -08:00 )

'The Bridge' fails to support its weighty premise
Problems along the U.S.-Mexico border could be good fodder for drama -- just not this one. kneeling. Although Diane Kruger's portrayal of a detective with Asperger's feels like a collection of tics, Demian Bichir, left, and Ted Levine are enjoyable to watch. more
USA TODAY ( 7/10/2013 1:49:42 PM -08:00 )

'The Bridge': What to expect
TAKE IT TO 'THE BRIDGE' Diane Kruger as Sonya Cross and Ted Levine as Lt. Hank Wade in dark FX drama. Share this article. Tweet. On a sprawling 130-acre private estate whimsically named Hummingbird Nest in Simi Valley, Calif., the cast and crew of more
Entertainment Weekly ( 7/10/2013 1:07:41 PM -08:00 )

New Series 'The Bridge' Seeks An Audience In Two Languages
New Series The U.S.-Mexico border plays a starring role in the new FX series The Bridge. Characters in the television crime drama, which premieres Wednesday night, regularly cross back and forth through the border between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. more
NPR ( 7/10/2013 12:51:06 PM -08:00 )

Tex-Mex Murder Spurs 'Bridge'; 'Black' Is New 'Cards': TV
“The Bridge,” a dark, politically-minded murder mystery from FX set on the U.S.-Mexico border, features an icy heroine with gorgeous hair, a near-zero personal life and a big dash of Asperger's. Top that, Claire Danes. Against the backdrop of Juarez's real-life more
Bloomberg ( 7/10/2013 12:07:37 PM -08:00 )

Demian Bichir delves into immigration debate
NEW YORK (AP) — Forgive Mexican actor Demian Bichir for pointing out the obvious metaphor in the title of his new TV series "The Bridge," but someone had to do it. "We need bridges more than walls, you know what I mean?" said Bichir about the more
Businessweek ( 7/10/2013 11:31:23 AM -08:00 )

Originality doesn't come across in 'The Bridge'
The first murder on “The Bridge” literally straddles America's border with Mexico. But this frustrating new drama from FX is a child of Denmark and Sweden. Order Reprints. | FX “The Bridge's” two leads are acclaimed film actors: Demian Bichir was an Oscar more
Kansas City Star ( 7/10/2013 5:37:56 AM -08:00 )

'The Bridge' crosses new territory to explore US-Mexico border issues
As FX's new drama “The Bridge” opens, two detectives find a corpse at the midpoint of the passage between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico. But it is not the body of one person -- the top half belongs to an anti-immigration American judge and the lower more
NBCNews.com (blog) ( 7/10/2013 5:06:59 AM -08:00 )

Wednesday TV Picks: the new crime thriller 'The Bridge' on FX
TV picks for Wednesday, July 10, 2013, include the new crime thriller “The Bridge” on FX, “Camp” on NBC and “Necessary Roughness” on USA. PREV of NEXT. Demián Bichir, left, and Diane Kruger play detectives from Mexico and the U.S., · Enlarge this more
The Seattle Times ( 7/10/2013 4:30:45 AM -08:00 )

Inside FX's Fascinating New Mystery The Bridge
At first glance, FX's new drama The Bridge seems like a tough sell: a brusque female lead on the autism spectrum, yet another serial killer wreaking havoc and a setting in which nearly half the dialogue has to be in Spanish with English subtitles. But what more
Seattle Post Intelligencer ( 7/10/2013 4:26:32 AM -08:00 )

Review: 'The Bridge' has a good foundation but remains a bit shaky
Based, as all American TV will one day be, on a Scandinavian model, "The Bridge," which premieres Wednesday on FX, adapts a Danish-Swedish series about a corpse found straddling a border and the binational investigation that follows. It has its good more
Los Angeles Times ( 7/10/2013 4:16:47 AM -08:00 )

'The Bridge' review: Spanning suspense and sociopolitics
In brief: "The Bridge" is an atmospheric drama centering on a murky murder investigation spearheaded by an enigmatic, troubled female detective and her outgoing, enterprising male partner. No, it's not "The Killing." It's actually very good. It premieres tonight more
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com ( 7/10/2013 3:33:53 AM -08:00 )

There's a 'Bridge' to exciting drama on new FX series
There"The Bridge" has a stellar cast, leads and all, including Ted Levine (left), Demian Bichir, and Diane Kruger. (BYRON COHEN / FX NETWORK). Travel Deals. $179 & up -- NYC: 4-Star Times Square Hotel, 50% Off · See all travel deals » more
Philly.com ( 7/9/2013 11:06:37 PM -08:00 )

Murder on the border in FX's compelling 'Bridge'
There's an enormous amount of compelling material in FX's new drama “The Bridge.” Viewers have come to expect moral punch, sophisticated story lines, atmospheric texture, and acting excellence from the network that has already given us “The Shield,” more
Boston.com ( 7/9/2013 10:16:30 PM -08:00 )

On the US-Mexico border, a serial-killer show with social relevance
In the category of crime drama The Bridge slots into three sub-categories – serial killer, mismatched detectives and social relevance. The Bridge (FX Canada 10 p.m.) is, however, mainly about its location, which heightens every aspect of those sub-categories. more
Globe and Mail ( 7/9/2013 8:02:42 PM -08:00 )

Murder case's subplots shore up 'The Bridge' on FX
Some of the most compelling protagonists on TV right now are crime fighters with their own psychological problems. Claire Danes' Emmy-magnet performance as bipolar CIA agent Carrie Mathison on “Homeland” tops the list. On NBC's “Hannibal,” Danes' more
Chicago Sun-Times ( 7/9/2013 6:56:20 PM -08:00 )

FX's The Bridge Is More Than Your Average Serial Killer Drama
FX's The Bridge looks, sounds and feels like another "Important with a capital I" show (think Breaking Bad, Homeland, The Americans), but like the best of this breed of cable shows, its entertainment value trumps whatever message it's trying to convey. more
Seattle Post Intelligencer ( 7/9/2013 6:39:35 PM -08:00 )

'The Bridge' TV review: Beguiling, moody crime drama set on US-Mexico border
In one of his sinister (and fairly hokey) messages to the public, the unknown serial killer at the center of FX's addictive and moody new crime drama, “The Bridge,” refers to dialectics, which sends the El Paso Police Department's homicide detectives scrambling more
Washington Post ( 7/9/2013 5:42:37 PM -08:00 )