This is a very good show; I'm already hooked after the
three episodes they sent me. I don't always like shows that
are very dark or serious, but this one really grabs you.
First of all, it has fabulous characters - the kind you
mostly only find on TV, not in real life (but perhaps you
have known people SOMEWHAT like them). It's not that
it's unrealistic so much as it's very literary. It's written
really well, like a great novel.
Sometimes TV characters that are quirky go over the top
and become annoying or stupid, or just plain gross. On this
show, they skirt that fine line well; they are fascinating
characters that you want to watch.
The two main characters are police detectives. The show
is set mostly in El Paso, on the border (the bridge) between
El Paso and Juarez, Mexico. I used to live in El Paso years
ago, and believe me, it isn't as interesting as this show.
However, if you are involved in investigating murders or
going back and forth with the gangs in Juarez, then maybe
it's a little bit more interesting. A body turns up on
the bridge, and Detective Sonya Cross, eagerly investigates.
She really wants to be the one to investigate this murder,
so she makes sure that she gets jurisdiction over it. Sonya
reminds me of some kind of cross between Brennan on "Bones"
and Linden on "The Killing" (with a little bit of Lily from
All My Children thrown in). Sonya seems to have Asperger's
Syndrome, which doesn't prevent her from being a good
detective, but it does make her not so good with people. She
has a mentor, Lieutenant Hank Wade, who is somewhat of a
father figure to her. He looks out for her and helps her be
more empathetic with people. It's funny because the
actor who plays him, Ted Levine, played a very similar
character on Monk. He looks and acts VERY different on this
show, and yet I recognized from his voice, and working with
Sonya is very similar to working with Monk, since both are
A Mexican police officer, Detective Marco Ruiz (Demián
Bichir) becomes involved in the case, even though Sonya does
not want him there. She is horrified by his sloppy
police work, even though it seems like he is a good and
caring cop, despite working in a corrupt place. He is
very likable in contrast to Sonya, who is somewhat rude, try
as she might to fit in and be empathetic. He is also
very flawed, as we learn. Sonya is very driven, much
like Linden, in the Killing. Also, both shows were adapted
from foreign detective shows.
I don't want to give too much away, but it does seem like
they are after some sort of serial killer who goes after
young women, mainly on the Mexican side of the border. But
that's only one part of the plot as you get sucked into
these people's lives and into the politics of the two towns.
Watch it and you will see what I mean! Great show.
Over The Bridge, not only the
secrets are buried.
Horses (Kill Date: End of Season Run)
Description: Across The Bridge,
nothing is as it seems.
Description: This July, it all begins on The
Description: This July, unmask the secrets beyond The
Premiere Wednesday, July 10 at 10p on FX.
Description: This summer, the answers lie south of the
border. The Bridge, Series Premiere July only on FX.
Description: What lies across The Bridge … Series Premiere
July, only on FX.
Description: Do you know the secrets across The Bridge?
Series Premiere, July only on FX.
Description: Across The Bridge, the vanished have names …
Series Premiere, July only on FX.
Beyond The Bridge: La Luz y La Oscuridad
Description: Go Beyond The Bridge for a taste of both the
beauty and darkness that exist on the "frontera" featured in
FX's newest drama. The puzzle starts with two pieces
Wednesday, July 10 at 10p only on FX.
FX CONNECTS THE
BRIDGE TO VIEWERS JULY 10th
New Drama Series Stars Oscar® Nominee Demian
Bichir and Diane Kruger
Will Air Wednesday Nights At
Angeles, May 23, 2013 –
FX has locked the premiere date for its newest
original drama series The Bridge,
which will debut on
Wednesday, July 10 at 10 PM ET/PT.
The Bridge’s 13-episode first
season airs Wednesdays at
10 PM ET/PT.
is a present-day crime thriller exploring the tensions on
the US-Mexico border. When an American judge known for her
anti-immigration views is found dead on the
bridge connecting El Paso and Juarez, Sonya Cross
(Diane Kruger) from El Paso PD must work with her Mexican
counterpart from Chihuahua State Police, Marco Ruiz (Demian
Bichir), to catch a serial killer operating on both sides of
the border. Marco understands the slippery politics of
Mexican law enforcement, and while his police force slowly
succumbs to the pressures and demands of the cartel, he’s
one of the last good men in the department. He’s charming,
but also cunning as he will do whatever it takes to get what
he needs. This does not sit well with Sonya, who
has Asperger’s and strictly follows rules as well as
protocol. Her candid and off-putting personality fuels an
unforgiving drive for truth. The case quickly pulls them
into a string of murders on the border, a scene already
consumed by illegal immigration, drug trafficking, violence
Executive Producers Meredith Stiehm and novelist and
television writer/producer Elwood Reid adapted The
Bridge for American television
from the international hit series Bron, which was set
on the border of Denmark and Sweden. Bron was
produced by Shine Group’s Filmlance and
Denmark’s Nimbus Film Production.
co-stars are Ted Levine, Annabeth Gish, and Thomas M.
Wright, and Matthew Lillard guest stars. Gerardo Naranjo
directed the pilot episode. Executive Producers of
The Bridge are Shine America’s
Carolyn G. Bernstein and Filmlance’s Lars Blomgren. It will
be distributed by Shine International.
FX is the flagship general
entertainment basic cable channel of FX
Networks, a business unit of 21 Century Fox.
FX Networks is comprised of
FX, FXM, and FXX, its newest channel
September 2, 2013. Launched
in June of 1994, FX is carried in
more than 98 million homes. The diverse schedule features a
growing roster of critically acclaimed and award-winning hit
dramas series, including Sons of Anarchy,
Justified, The Americans, and the upcoming drama
series The Bridge (July
2013); the miniseries American Horror Story: Coven;
and the acclaimed hit comedy series Louie, Archer
and Wilfred. The network’s library of acquired
box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported
television network. FX's roster of
acquired hit series includes Two and a Half Men,
Anger Management and, coming in 2014, Mike & Molly.
About Shine America
Shine America is a world leader in producing and
distributing compelling scripted and unscripted television
and digital content and through its global Shine 360˚
division, building brands through the leveraging of its
intellectual property and creating integrated marketing
opportunities for advertisers. Shine America is known for
popular and award-winning original series including The
Biggest Loser, Tabatha Takes Over and upcoming series The
Face; adaptations of Shine Group formats MasterChef, Minute
to Win It, One Born Every Minute and Parental Control;
long-running scripted hits The Office, Ugly Betty, and The
Tudors; and over 20 ground-breaking original online series
on MSN, Yahoo!, YouTube premium channels and other
platforms, many of these produced in partnership with global
brands such as Walmart, Toyota, Kraft Foods, Subway and
Microsoft. Through Shine Group’s distribution arm, Shine
International, Shine America distributes its extensive
library of programming and formats to more than 150
for further information.
About FX Productions
FX Productions produces the
critically acclaimed hit comedy series It’s Always Sunny
in Philadelphia, The League, Louie,
Archer, Wilfred, and Legit, and the late
night series Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.
FXP co-produces the award-winning hit drama
series Sons of Anarchy and Justified, and the
critically acclaimed drama The Americans. FXP
currently has production output deals in place with RCG
Productions, the production company of It’s Always Sunny
in Philadelphia Executive Producer/Showrunners Rob
McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton, and Floyd County
Productions, the production company of Archer
Executive Producer/Showrunners Adam Reed and Matt Thompson.
FXP recently announced a cable exclusive, first-look pact
with Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson and their Color Force
production company, producers of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid
feature franchise and The Hunger Games. It was the
first POD deal for FX Productions
that was not established through a prior existing
relationship with the studio. FXP has a first-look cable
deal with Paul Giamatti, Dan Carey and their production
company, Touchy Feely Films. FXP is also producing limited
series and miniseries for FX and
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