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'The Bridge' 1.6: Revelations

A pivotal Bridge 1.6 on FX last night, in which we learn a crucial piece of the puzzle that is Sonya. Why, given Sonya's condition, has Hank taken her under his wing?  The kindly performance given... //www.starpulse.com/news/Paul_Levinson/2013/08/16/the_bridge_16_revelations?ref_src=news_rss

The Bridge Recap: All in the Family

  Everything is interconnected, the Bridge Butcher keeps reminding us. In this week’s episode of The Bridge , the evidence in the escalating cross-border murder case illustrated just how true that is.   First our detectives confirmed that the killer’s latest target, Peter Meadows, was indeed a therapist for many law enforcement officials. Then Marco Ruiz further confirmed that one of those law enforcement officials was Lieutenant Hank Wade. As Hank confessed to Marco, he went to see the shrink because — BIG REVEAL — he was the detective who investigated the rape and murder of Sonya’s sister and fired the bullet into Jim Dobbs’s brain that rendered him mentally incapacitated, only capable of coloring childlike drawings that later wind up on refrigerators. “I was troubled with what I did to the little sister,” Hank explained, “I took away any hope she had of getting answers.” Just as Sonya attempted to connect with Gina Meadows — the rattled daughter who saw “the Beast” tie her father’s fatal Colombian necktie — Hank once tried to connect with a 15-year-old Sonya and felt that he failed, which is why he’s still acting as a father figure to her so many years later.   Read More... //www.vulture.com/2013/08/bridge-recap-season-1-ID.html

The Bridge Review: "ID"

The mysterious man on the phone was noticeably missing from The Bridge  this week. Was it because he was too busy following Gina and the police investigation? Or, is he someone else and plotting his own next move? In " ID ," Gina wasn't able to tell Sonya who killed her father, but the clues are beginning to pile up. Most of the hour was spent learning more about the three lead investigators of the case: Sonya, Marco, and Frye. They are each from various organizations with different motivations for finding the killer, but they are all determined to find him.   Read More.... //www.tvfanatic.com/2013/08/the-bridge-review-id/

The Bridge "ID" Review: A Sobering Situation

Things slowed down a bit this week, but at least Daniel found his phone.   Read More.... //www.tv.com/news/the-bridge-id-review-a-sobering-situation--137651565907/

Review: 'The Bridge' - 'ID'

HitFix's Alan Sepinwall reviews "ID," the August 14 episode of FX's "The Bridge," in which Sonya struggles to bond with their witness in Diane Kruger's best hour yet.   Read More.... //www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/review-the-bridge-id-run-gina-run

The Bridge Season 1 Review “ID”

For the first five weeks of the season,  The Bridge  took us to a lot of different locales and introduced us to a number of different people. The central conceit of the show was a mystery surrounding a seemingly unstoppable serial killer, but the show became far more than that very quickly. The show seemed to be spreading itself out with designs on creating a large  tapestry  from which to work in subsequent seasons. Plus, these fringe characters were either very engaging, or piqued your curiosity. As discussed many times in this space, the tapestry became so rich that it superseded the  murder mystery . The show really took its time building us and the world to this point. Given the breakneck nature of running a  television show , I’m impressed Meredith Stiehm and company decided to slow play us before starting to show their hand. All the temptations were there to let us all the way in, but  The Bridge  has a ton of confidence in the story it’s telling, and rightfully so. The show has routinely opted for the artful storytelling option instead of the most satisfying one. It’s a series that trusts its vision and resists the urge to stray from it. It may brush up against the edge constantly, but it’s disciplined enough to not take the plunge. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2013/08/14/the-bridge-season-1-review-id/

THE BRIDGE: "THE BEAST" REVIEW

After the thriller pace and tight focus of last week’s “Maria of the Desert”, The Bridge eases back on the throttle a bit as almost everyone is off doing their own thing. For some folks that means following leads, for others it’s making long-distance booty calls and for Fausto Galvan it means having a quiet, thoughtful discussion and following it up with brutal violence. The opening with Galvan and his lieutenant set the tone: their conversation about the subtle differences between being in the cartel versus being a serial killer was awfully funny… until they headed into the other room. Writer Esta Spalding and director Gwyneth Horder-Payton were able to keep things similarly nimble throughout the hour. Read More... //www.ign.com/articles/2013/08/08/the-bridge-the-beast-review

THE BRIDGE: "MARIA OF THE DESERT" REVIEW

After a lackluster episode last week, The Bridge returns with its strongest work yet - not content to simply let the ticking clock of Maria propel the action, we’re introduced to more people north and south of the border, the central mystery deepens and there’s even movement on the side stories. First thing’s first: after a leisurely pace the first few weeks, “Maria of the Desert” dispels any concern that this show can’t keep many plates spinning at once. After the cliffhanger of “Rio” we knew we’d have our cops racing to save Maria, and we got that, but writer Chris Gerolmo does a wonderful job of bringing in new players without losing the urgency of the plot. Read More... //www.ign.com/articles/2013/08/01/the-bridge-maria-of-the-desert-review

THE BRIDGE: "MARIA OF THE DESERT" REVIEW

After a lackluster episode last week, The Bridge returns with its strongest work yet - not content to simply let the ticking clock of Maria propel the action, we’re introduced to more people north and south of the border, the central mystery deepens and there’s even movement on the side stories. Read More... //www.ign.com/articles/2013/08/01/the-bridge-maria-of-the-desert-review

The Bridge 1.05 Review "The Beast"

It's hard to criticize a show that tries for something more. Not because we don't see the faults, but because we do see the passion. From what I've seen of "The Bridge," I get the feeling that this a passion project for creators Meredith Stiehm and Elwood Reid. I don't know either of them personally, but from what I've read in interviews they come off as writers with good intentions trying to tell a unique story in an unconventional way. That said, even in the world of TV: The road to hell is paved with good intentions. While there are much worse things on TV right now than "The Bridge," none make me sadder. Not because of the shows intention, but because of my own disappointment. "The Beast" managed to maneuver some of our character pieces in the right direction, while others still fell adrift. We start with a great opening scene involving Fausto (Mexican cartel leader) and his employee discussing the difference between a serial killer and someone else who kills. I mentioned last episode that the Mexican scenes are much more interesting than our main storyline and this scene proved my point very succinctly. It started the episode on a high note which can be a problem for a show that muddles its own energy with its heavy plot.   Read more at  //www.tvovermind.com/tv-news/the-bridge-1-05-review-the-beast-218762#RuUIXG7KOsfDFjUK.99