The Bridge

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  • TV-MA
  • 2013
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.6  (20,173)

The Bridge is a gripping and intense crime drama that originally aired on CBS between 2013 and 2014. The show is set on the border between the US and Mexico, and revolves around the investigations of a series of brutal murders that occur across both nations. The series stars Diane Kruger as the determined and highly intelligent detective Sonya Cross, who is paired up with Mexican detective Marco Ruiz, played by Demian Bichir.

As the show begins, the discovery of a body on the bridge that spans the border between Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas brings Cross and Ruiz together. Even though they have different approaches and worldviews, the two detectives find that they share a dedication to their job and a desire to catch the killer. As the investigation progresses, it becomes clear that the murders are not isolated incidents, but rather part of a wider pattern that may have political motivations.

The Bridge is a character-driven show that focuses on the interactions between the various individuals who are involved in the investigation. Kruger gives a powerful performance as Cross, who is socially awkward and struggles to connect with people emotionally. She is a highly skilled detective, but her inability to read social cues and her tendency to be overly blunt can sometimes put her at odds with her colleagues. Bichir is also excellent as Ruiz, whose easy charm and deep compassion for the victims of the murders make him a natural partner for Cross.

Other notable characters in the show include Ted Levine as Lieutenant Hank Wade, the no-nonsense boss of the El Paso PD, and Annabeth Gish as Charlotte Millwright, a wealthy socialite who becomes involved in the investigation after her husband is implicated in the murders. Matthew Lillard plays Daniel Frye, an alcoholic reporter who becomes obsessed with the case, while Emily Rios appears as Adriana Mendez, a young reporter who becomes embroiled in the investigation through her work at a local newspaper.

Throughout the series, the detectives must navigate a complex web of corruption and deceit as they try to track down the killer. One of the most striking elements of the show is its portrayal of the stark contrast between life on either side of the border. The gritty, poverty-stricken streets of Juarez stand in stark contrast to the orderly, affluent suburbs of El Paso, and the cultural differences between the two nations are a constant theme throughout the series.

The Bridge is not for the faint of heart - the murders are depicted in graphic detail, and some aspects of the show can be quite dark and unsettling. However, it is also an incredibly well-written and well-acted series that explores important themes like corruption, politics, and the human cost of the drug trade. The show is shot in a distinctive style that blends elements of noir with classic police procedural, and the soundtrack is hauntingly beautiful.

Despite its critical acclaim and loyal fan base, The Bridge was cancelled after two seasons due to low ratings. However, it remains a standout show that is well worth watching for anyone who enjoys crime dramas with a political edge. The show's exploration of the complexities of life on the border is as relevant today as it ever was, and its strong performances and taut writing make it an intense and rewarding viewing experience.

The Bridge is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (47 episodes). The series first aired on July 10, 2013.

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Episode 8
8. Episode 8
February 18, 2018
The homeless girls, who have met with psychologist Niels Thormod, now know who the killer is. They try to get in contact with Henrik, while the killer is looking for them. The girls have to run for their lives... Meanwhile, Saga is on the killer's trail.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
February 11, 2018
The investigation on Tommy continues. Tommy's mother refuses to cooperate. Niels Thormod comes up in the investigation again. Niels has hired a private detective and hoped that he could find out something more than the police.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
February 4, 2018
Henrik thinks he has found the connection between all of the victims - everything relates to Tommy. All known people around Tommy are questioned. Henrik discovers a completely unexpected, but well-known face on the investigation board.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
January 28, 2018
The number of suspects grows. The taxi driver who was the last person to see Margrethe Thormod alive, turns out to have connections to another victim. Suspicions about the Sonning couple grow. It comes out that Mrs. Sonning knew Margarethe.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
January 21, 2018
Taariq has recognized the car that kidnapped Margrethe Thormod, and seeks out the owner. The car owner, Morgan Sonning, says that he was robbed by Taariq, and explains his alibi for the murder.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
January 14, 2018
Richard, the Swedish journalist and expert on radical leftist groups is missing, but he suddenly turns up again and broadcasts live on the internet. Meanwhile, questioning continues with Taariq, who refuses to cooperate.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
January 7, 2018
Henrik and his new colleague, Jonas, continue to investigate Margrethe Thormod's murder. The two main leads are the radical leftist group, Red October, and the missing refugee, Taariq, who has gone underground after having his asylum application rejected.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
January 1, 2018
Almost two years later - A woman is brutally murdered on Pepparholm island at the base of the bridge. The murdered woman is Margrethe Thormod, General Director of the Migration Agency in Copenhagen. Henrik Sabroe starts to investigate the macabre murder.
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The Bridge is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Bridge on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Apple TV, Tubi TV and Plex.
  • Premiere Date
    July 10, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (20,173)