Parents' Guide to

The Bridge

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Gritty drama takes its time with a dark, complicated crime.

TV FX Drama 2013
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age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

A absolute No No --- Watch original instead

Every good script from Europe is rewritten for the USA Stop that The original is by all means ,also in this case , superior . Also it is very very good for USA viewers to watch European series . The world is much bigger than the USA

Is It Any Good?

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Americans love a good crime drama, and The Bridge -- adapted from a Danish/Swedish series of the same name -- is definitely good enough to hook them. (In fact, the first big plot twist is so unbelievably twisted that we can't give it away here in good conscience, except to say that it takes the concept of 50-50 to a whole new level.) That said, Diane Kruger's Sonya Cross could be a tougher sell, not just because of her autistic quirks but also because her inconsistent accent takes away from her character's credibility.

The show's slow-moving story could be a turnoff for some viewers who prefer faster pacing, and The Bridge probably won't attract too many teens. But thanks to deft work from Homeland writer Meredith Stiehm, there's plenty of payoff if you stick with it to see how the seemingly unconnected story lines shake out in the end.

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