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Old 07-20-2013, 06:23 PM   #1
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The Bridge - S01E02 - "Calaca" - 7/17/13

I think I still like this series. I know I like Demián Bichir (Det. Ruiz), I'm not so sure about Diane Kruger (Det. Cross). Bichir is one of those actors that mesmerizes me and when he's talking I just can't look away. I guess Kruger is ok, it's Detective Cross I don't like so much. I'm hoping that in a couple more episodes her character smooths out into someone who periodically does something that's a bit odd.

The series has a LOT of questions. Who killed the Mexicans who were trying to cross into the US? And more importantly, why? To bring attention to the 250 young women in Juarez? And are all (or most) of the 250 killings related? What does the Millright tunnel have to do with the dead girls on the bridge? Is the only connection that illegals used it to cross into the US?

I hope this all ties together in a plausible way.
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:54 AM   #2
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Kruger is great at playing an autistic detective, or whatever the heck her disorder is. Enjoyed the bar scene.
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:50 AM   #3
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I think I still like this series. I know I like Demián Bichir (Det. Ruiz), I'm not so sure about Diane Kruger (Det. Cross). Bichir is one of those actors that mesmerizes me and when he's talking I just can't look away. I guess Kruger is ok, it's Detective Cross I don't like so much. I'm hoping that in a couple more episodes her character smooths out into someone who periodically does something that's a bit odd.

The series has a LOT of questions. Who killed the Mexicans who were trying to cross into the US? And more importantly, why? To bring attention to the 250 young women in Juarez? And are all (or most) of the 250 killings related? What does the Millright tunnel have to do with the dead girls on the bridge? Is the only connection that illegals used it to cross into the US?

I hope this all ties together in a plausible way.
Since a bead, like the one left at the site where half of the Judge's body was found, was found in a water jug where the Mexicans crossing into the US were found, it is implied the same person killed both. Based on the recordings, it would seem the intent is to bring attention to all of the Mexican murders. Of course, both assumptions could turn out to be wrong.
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:19 AM   #4
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Although I like the show so far the paradigm of all powerful, supremely capable killers toying with the cops is getting tired
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:37 PM   #5
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Although I like the show so far the paradigm of all powerful, supremely capable killers toying with the cops is getting tired
It's getting overdone lately in TV series. I agree with you.

But, I just love the Detective Ruiz dynamic working with the autistic/asperger's syndrome American Detective. I just want to see where that goes.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:54 AM   #6
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Can't stand Diane Kruger, never have liked her in any role. This is a good show otherwise.
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:38 AM   #7
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She comes across as somewhat cold and distant, but then she usually takes roles where that works for her. And this one more than ever.
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:14 PM   #8
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Show reminds me too much of my career in high tech, full of Aspergers software engineers and sociopathic CEOs.
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