Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Show review: The Bridge

I had the amazing opportunity to attend the screening of the pilot show for "The Bridge," an original FX show that will premiere this summer on July 10th.

The episode was an exhilarating goose chase between a Chihuahua state agent in Juarez, Mexico and an El Paso Police Department detective.

Spoiler Alert: The show begins where both detectives find a body at the middle of a bridge where half the victim's body lies in the USA side of the border while the other half of the victim's body lies on the Mexico side of the border. While Mexico hands over the case to El Paso police, we soon discover that half the body was the remains of a different victim. We now have half a torso on the US side of the El Paso bridge and the other half of the body on the Mexican side of the bridge.
Diane Kruger stars as the El Paso Police Department's detective and Demian Bichir stars as the Chihuahua State Police. 

Photo Credit: Alexandra Wyman/Le Studio/FX Networks

After the screening, we had the opportunity to meet both the actors and the pilot show's director and what fascinated me was the fact that both actors are intent in covering a show that explores current US-Mexico relations. The actress, Diane Kruger, plays Sonya Cross, a detective that is focused on solving the case that lies before her. Marco Ruiz, the Chihuahua state police, played by Demian Bichir, tries to warn her to stay away from his jurisdiction as the drug cartels play a heavy role in Mexican politics.

This review was right up my alley as the topics discussed intrigued me. I am sure it will intrigue others as well and the storyline covers current events that are rarely discussed in, let's say Sunday morning political talk shows. Diane Kruger stated that it's also a rare show because the actors speak English and Spanish throughout the show.

I will definitely watch the show and recommend it to other single, Latina women and men that are interested in current Latino politics. It will make you seriously think about what is going on in El Paso. As Demian Bichir wondered, "How is it that you can have a relatively safe city like El Paso next to one of the most dangerous places in the continent, Juarez?" I, myself, wonder the same thing.
This show will raise a lot of questions as to what is happening in El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico.

For more info about the show, please visit http://www.fxnetworks.com/thebridge,
https://www.facebook.com/TheBridgeFX, or @TheBridgeFX.

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