‘The Bridge’ crosses new territory to explore US-Mexico border issues

Summer BridgeNBC News, 7/10/2013

As FX’s new drama “The Bridge” opens, two detectives find a corpse at the midpoint of the passage between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico. But it is not the body of one person — the top half belongs to an anti-immigration American judge and the lower half is from the body of a vanished Mexican teenager.

It is a gruesome but highly effective set-up for the first American scripted series to depict life on both sides of the southern border and capture the region’s compelling contemporary geopolitics. With one victim from El Paso and the other from Juarez, and one detective hailing from each city as well, the mystery takes place in a world where English, Spanish, and Spanglish are spoken and children and adults cross the border every day to go to work, go to school or visit family.

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