The Bridge (‘Bron, Broen’) 2011

I enjoyed watching the 2 seasons (24 episodes) of The Bridge (2013-14), an excellent American police drama set on the Mexican / American border.

It was based on ‘Bron, Broen’ (2011)

When a body, cut in half at the waist, is discovered in the middle of the Øresund Bridge, which connects Copenhagen with Malmö, placed precisely on the border between the two countries, the investigation falls under the jurisdiction of both the Danish and Swedish police agencies.

It is not one corpse but two halves of two separate women: the upper-half being that of a female Swedish politician; the lower-half being that of a Danish prostitute. Saga Norén from Sweden and Martin Rohde from Denmark lead the murder investigations. …

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‘Bron, Broen’ is good too, but not nearly as good as the American remake.  I doubt I’ll continue on to season 2.

The highlight is Sofia Helin as the Swedish police detective Saga Norén.

Suggested, but never stated, to have Asperger’s syndrome she is portrayed as completely oblivious to social norms, but a brilliant and devoted police investigator.

The finale of Bron, Broen season 1 was very well done. Better than the American version.

There have also been remakes made on the British / French border and Estonia / Russia. It’s a good premise for a TV series.

I’ll download the The Tunnel next.

The plot follows the two detectives working together to find a serial killer who left the upper-half body of a French politician and the lower-half of a British prostitute in the Channel Tunnel, at the midpoint between France and the UK.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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