The Bridge (FX): Are We Ready To Dive Into Another Serial Killer Tale?

The Killing. Dexter. Hannibal. The Following. The Fall. The current television landscape almost has enough shows about serial killers to start a homicidal baseball team. Now The Bridge has entered into the fray with its own take on the madness that drives serial killers to kill. But do we really want to watch another story where the primary focus is on brutal violence, often perpetrated against women? From the shows above, I watch and am admittedly addicted to two of them (The Killing and Dexter) and I have intentions on catching up on two more (Hannibal and The Fall), but I often find that all of the death, violence and darkness can be overwhelming. That’s usually when I watch Bunheads‘ reruns. But while The Bridge is starting with a familiar theme, the violent death of two women–one an American judge focused on anti-immigration laws and the other a young woman from Juárez whose death went unsolved a year before– what sets the series apart, and makes it worth our time, is its timeliness and strong sense of place. READ MORE...


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