The Bridge : Season 1

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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 5, 2010
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  • Summary: After his mentor commits suicide for being framed for police corruption, beat cop Frank Leo joins the police union to clean up Toronto's Bridge division.
  • Genre(s): Drama

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 80
    It looks like one of the better original offerings on any of the broadcast networks this summer.
  2. A meaty drama in the same vein as The Shield, where some of the police are perps and there's no telling who's on the up-and-up.
  3. People who like their stories wrapped up neatly in 44 minutes or so (yes, I'm looking at you, CBS viewers) may find this one a Bridge too far, but for anyone who likes their cops complicated and their plots twisted, there are worse ways to spend a Saturday night.
  4. While the execution isn't perfect and the first episode feels a little cluttered, it has at least two ideas that create interesting drama and could even stimulate a little thought.
  5. 60
    The series is in the "NYPD Blue" and "Southland" vein, trying for realism. It isn't in those shows' league, but it's a welcome change from the glossy triviality of other summer filler like "Rookie Blue" or "The Good Guys."
  6. Although overblown in message and action, The Bridge is well-performed and worth watching if only to see if it will stand by its thesis: that real change comes from people working together.
  7. Another Canuck cop drama imported by CBS, The Bridge is (meager-praise alert!) better than Flashpoint. There's a nifty, Wire-esque exploration of police bureaucracy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. ShSch
    Jul 12, 2010
    10
    Best cop show I've seen on network tv and close to rivaling cable tv's The Wire. There were a number of exciting predicaments in Best cop show I've seen on network tv and close to rivaling cable tv's The Wire. There were a number of exciting predicaments in the first episode, some solved and some continued. You got to see conflict in the street and all the way up to the top of the police food chain. I'm looking forward to the second episode; and I hope the show continues in its twisted, yet intriguing, fashion. Expand
  2. Aug 17, 2010
    10
    Loving cop shows and watching virtually all that have ever been made, released as a pilot, movie, books you name it I have followed and been aLoving cop shows and watching virtually all that have ever been made, released as a pilot, movie, books you name it I have followed and been a major critique as they so often fall well short of the mark.

    Yet the bridge does so much more right, and entertains you on so many different levels, this gem should not be missed by anyone that holds any interest is a show that is willing to go balls to the wall and give you something more than a by the numbers cop show.
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  3. BrianG.
    Jul 11, 2010
    9
    This show was a big surprise as ther wife and I were numbingly turning channels this past Sat night.
  4. Jul 15, 2013
    2
    One episode is enough. This show is terrible, The acting by the lead actress is robotic and wooden. The show seems like it could be OK but itOne episode is enough. This show is terrible, The acting by the lead actress is robotic and wooden. The show seems like it could be OK but it isn't going anywhere. The chemistry is not there either and the direction is all over the place. Expand
  5. Aug 19, 2010
    1
    This show is horrible. The writing is poor, the acting is sub par and the action scenes are a joke. I had high hopes for this show as it wasThis show is horrible. The writing is poor, the acting is sub par and the action scenes are a joke. I had high hopes for this show as it was reviewed fairly well but I disagree. I love cop shows and comparing this show to The Wire is like comparing a Ford Pinto to a BMW 5 Series. Expand

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