The Bridge – S1, Ep. 2 – “Calaca”

Detectives Cross and Ruiz are back at it in Episode 2 of The Bridge. Well, if that’s what you want to call it. Episode 2 provides much more of what we got a taste of in the premiere episode between the two detectives.

At this point, I’m still having the same complaints I did after watched Episode 1. Ruiz is killing it and Cross is frustrating. I’m really beginning to think that this is what we will be getting for the long-haul. I don’t know, maybe it’s not too much for some people, but for me, it’s just so over the top. Cross’ “night out” scene in particular drove me crazy this week. It felt so unnatural. There is way too much of this character’s quirkiness thus far. Hey, FX, just chill a little, ok?

If you can make it past Cross’ peculiar personality, there is some decent content to be found. In particular, I like how the network of subplots are kind of popping up on each other’s radars. As the picture comes more and more into focus, we can see that things are connected. I really like this so far, and I’m excited to see these connections really come to fruition.

I can already tell that this show is going to be a slow mover, but time will tell just how slow. Although I remain thoroughly intrigued with the murder mystery at this point, the pacing is worrisome. Tonight’s episode was even an extra 15 minutes, but it felt like we got very few things accomplished.

It’s way too early to have any kind of solid feeling on The Bridge. I will continue to give it a fair shake, but there is doubt that is beginning to creep into my mind. I fear that this is going to be a show that I will continue to watch just so I know who dun it. I really want to like The Bridge, but so far there are some pretty big warning signs that leave the jury out on this one.

Score: 6.5/10



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