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#1 OFFLINE   Drucifer

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:50 PM

Heavy Traffic at "The Bridge" - FX's Critically Acclaimed New Drama Series Gets Off to a Strong Start
 


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FX's Critically Acclaimed New Drama Series Gets Off to a Strong Start With the Premiere Telecast and First Encore Combining to Deliver 4.12 Million Total Viewers
 
Bridge Audience Delivery On Par With the Debut of FX's Most-Recent Drama Series The Americans
 
The Bridge Set to Premiere Worldwide in 122 Countries


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Watch it. Like it.

 

I stopped off in El Paso once to change trains. The view of Juárez from El Paso was unbelievable. If you ever just want to get a glimpse of Third World poverty from a safe place, just go to El Paso.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:14 PM

Watch and enjoy.

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:07 PM

It's a well crafted police procedural with an interesting group of characters and actors that play them. It has the potential to be a better drama than "The Killing" but we'll have to wait to see. And yes, it does have a humanitarian political message about the view from El Paso which could apply to several border towns.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 02:09 PM

I really hope the strong numbers continue. FX has been on a roll with strong dramas. Hopefully this one keeps going.



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 05:39 PM

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 06:55 PM

 If you ever just want to get a glimpse of Third World poverty from a safe place, just go to El Paso.

 

If by "safe place" you mean in a plane or helicopter above El Paso, then yes, you'd be correct.   El Paso is a dirty, nasty city.


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 07:15 PM

If by "safe place" you mean in a plane or helicopter above El Paso, then yes, you'd be correct.   El Paso is a dirty, nasty city.

I didn't leave the train station. And I was a bill collector In NYC in the late 60's, so I seen dirty nasty city.


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 07:50 PM

 El Paso is a dirty, nasty city.

 

That was my impression. But then unless you are in Austin you might as well not be in Texas (lived in a few towns there for about 13 years). I made one trip to EP; my girlfriend and I walked over that very bridge to Juarez because there are so many traffic gotchas in Mexico. About a block in, I look down an alley and there is a car being quickly repainted with another guy swapping out the license plates. Juarez makes that dirty, nasty EP look like The Riviera.

 

As for the show, it seems to be moving pretty slow. I have issues with Ted Levine because every time I see him I see that creepy killer  (Buffalo Bill?) he played in Silence of the Lambs (one of many reasons I never watched Monk). But this seems to be a star turn for him; he's terrific.

 

I've always had a thing for Diane Kruger. Her character's Asberger's is interesting, and I think she has it about right, but the gold standard is still "Gary" in Alphas. Demian Birchir seems very charismatic. This could be a winner. It isn't yet, but it could be. The bomb sequence was pretty entertaining.

 

I will keep watching if they ramp it up a bit; too slow at the moment.


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 03:01 AM

The Mrs.and I enjoyed the pilot very much. Demián Bichir was pretty authentic.FX may have something here.


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Posted 20 July 2013 - 01:56 PM

I just casually noticed that the writers of this series were names I recognized associated with various Scandinavian shows that have either been remade or shown here. And lo-and-behold, "The Bridge" was/is a Danish/Swedish TV series and Wkipedia's description of the plot begins:

What appears to be the body of a female Swedish politician is discovered in the middle of the Øresund Bridge, which connects Copenhagen in Denmark with Malmö in Sweden. The body, cut in half at the waist, has been placed precisely on the border between the countries, thus falling under the jurisdiction of both the Danish and Swedish police agencies. After further examination, it turns out that the body is that of two separate corpses....

And, yes, the female detective in that version "appears to have symptoms consistent with Asperger syndrome, resulting in difficulty establishing relationships and feelings of inadequacy in managing people."

 

Given the complex character development found in this show, "The Killing", and "Wallendar," I'm happy that FX, AMC, and PBS carry these Scandinavian-based shows.


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Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:29 PM

I just casually noticed that the writers of this series were names I recognized associated with various Scandinavian shows that have either been remade or shown here. And lo-and-behold, "The Bridge" was/is a Danish/Swedish TV series and Wkipedia's description of the plot begins:

And, yes, the female detective in that version "appears to have symptoms consistent with Asperger syndrome, resulting in difficulty establishing relationships and feelings of inadequacy in managing people."
 
Given the complex character development found in this show, "The Killing", and "Wallendar," I'm happy that FX, AMC, and PBS carry these Scandinavian-based shows.


Now the lead detective is starting to make sense.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 03:05 PM

I now can say, I love this show. 


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Posted 20 July 2013 - 03:28 PM

Let's hope they wrap up the season better than The Killing did in Season 1.


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Posted 20 July 2013 - 08:01 PM

Let's hope they wrap up the season better than The Killing did in Season 1.


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Posted 21 July 2013 - 09:33 AM

Juarez is third world? I've been to Olangapo City, RP.

 

It's a good show so far. Different characters and plot. I hope it stays fresh.


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Posted 21 July 2013 - 12:08 PM

Fresh is a good word!  There is nothing predictable (IMO) about this show.  It goes in directions that I didn't guess or anticipate.  That makes it "must watch"!


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Posted 21 July 2013 - 01:55 PM

Let's hope they wrap up the season better than The Killing did in Season 1.

 

Me too. I love The Killing but hated that they stretched the first series to 2 years.


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Posted 21 July 2013 - 03:16 PM

Me too. I love The Killing but hated that they stretched the first series to 2 years.


I am enjoying the The Killing so far this year also.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 07:12 PM

OK, just caught the second ep. Loving it! Some great acting.  

 

Was not Lyle Lovett in this ep? (IMDB doesn''t seem to list him, a character who is a lawyer) 

Was not also Tom Paxton making a cameo? (IMDB doesn''t seem to list him, either).


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Posted 21 July 2013 - 07:39 PM

Lyle Lovett was in the episode. He was the lawyer. Where did you think you saw Tom Paxton? I don't recall seeing him off-hand, but if you remind me who he was I might be able to confirm...

 

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