The Bridge

The Bridge

The Complete First Season

Blu-ray Disc - 2014?
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When a murder victim is discovered on the bridge connecting El Paso and Juarez, detective Sonya Cross must work with her Mexican counterpart, Marco Ruiz, to catch a serial killer terrorizing both sides of the border. But their investigation will uncover shocking secrets and relentless danger that neither of them could possibly have imagined.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, [Publisher not identified], , [2014?]
Branch Call Number: BLU BRID
Characteristics: video file,Blu-Ray,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
3 videodiscs (590 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Bridge (Television program)

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reginator_22
Feb 11, 2018

Good show, might move a little slow for some people though.

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ScorchingSun
Jan 21, 2018

A very slow first few episodes. You may lose patience.
I persevered. This series gradually gripped me, tightly.
A strong, tense study of familial love and the anguish of loss. As well as the coin of life with trust and friendship on one side and greed and depravity on the other.
Oh, I might mention also some blood and spilled guts.

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JackamoJames
Aug 21, 2017

Unfortunately, having seen the original version, this one does not come close to it. I am sure that if you are not into foreign film then this might be okay. There is another one called Tunnel from UK/France that apparently is identical to the original but I think I will pass being that I thoroughly enjoyed the original.
For those who are viewing this one, you may want to try the Foreign original version just because the female lead is sooooo much quirkier and better.

What's remarkable about THE BRIDGE is that it manages to honor all the crusty old conventions of serial detective television drama, such as an evil mastermind who chooses to toy with his prey, at the same time it comes off as refreshingly novel. No small achievement. The performances are excellent -- Diane Kreuger, Ted Levine, Matthew Lillard -- though at times you can see Demian Bichir, who plays the Chihuahua State police detective, straining to come up with the requisite pathos. Mostly THE BRIDGE is a testament to crafty screenwriting. This is a constantly captivating whodunnit. You won't be disappointed.

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enness
Jun 15, 2016

The US detective played by Diane Kruger is "so painfully awkward" because she is high-functioning autistic. Actor Ted Levine's character is her mentor and helps her, especially to continue as a police detective.
This element may not defy belief in Scandinavia -- it's a different society.
It defies belief in the US. How could she have even been accepted at a police academy?
The original Swedish/Danish series, "Bron/Broen" has become a franchise. Besides this US/Mexico version, there's supposed to be a British/French version -- in the Channel Tunnel?
I don't recall that the first season of the Scandinavian version scattered around sub-plots for the next season. For that reason alone, the Scandinavian version was better.

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LaCatahoulaCur
May 16, 2016

Just finishing the last episode - what a fantastic series! I'm really disappointed to hear that there are only two seasons. The US detective is so painfully awkward that it's kind of amusing. I adore the Mexican detective's character. The border town setting, and the very real Juarez killings make for excellent, thrilling, scary and just plain rainy day entertainment. It is gory (I'm very much an anti-gore viewer - it's just gross), but in forensics it's easier to process. I love this series - can't wait to see the Euro version, too.

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MontMoroc
Feb 01, 2016

The Swedish/ Danish original of this series was far superior to this rehash.

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Pegasos
Aug 13, 2015

Though realistically rough and violent with several graphic shots, it's one of its kind. It's neither better or worst than its Swedish version which I also enjoyed watching. It's simply the same scenario set in a totally two "different" place, mentality and evil style...

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StopHarperNow
Aug 10, 2015

Too bleak and bloody for my liking. I hear the Swedish version is far superior and eagerly look forward to viewing it to make comparisons.

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Ron@Ottawa
Jul 14, 2015

Not a bad TV mini-series with a serial killer at the centre of the story line. However, while acting is good by most, I find Diane Kruger's acting forced and below par. Be prepared for scenes of severed corpses.

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reginator_22
Feb 14, 2018

Sexual Content: Graphic sexual content.

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reginator_22
Feb 11, 2018

Lt. Wade: I'm sorry, am I interrupting your snack time?
Det. Cooper: [yogurt cup in one hand, spoon in the other] I'm just topping off my good bacteria, boss. You've got good and bad bacteria in your stomach and they're at war.
Lt. Wade: [takes yogurt and hurls it into wastebasket] Yeah? Well now they're in the trash.

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