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07/11/2013 05:43 am ET Updated Jul 11, 2013

'The Bridge' Premiere: Strange Killing On The Border Brings U.S And Mexican Detectives Together (VIDEO)

FX's new crime series, "The Bridge," promises interesting times ahead. The drama is set in El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. It opens with a single murder -- or at least what looks like a single murder. The body is dropped on the border between the countries, ultimately uniting two very different detectives.

American Detective Sonya Cross immediately claims the homicide on the bridge between the two cities, despite half of the body being on the Mexican side. Detective Marco Ruiz is happy to let it go, considering how many more murders there are in Juarez each year compared to El Paso. But it's not that simple.

Cross soon learns that the body may have been dressed and arranged as if it was one person, but it was two bodies split at the waist. The upper torso is American while the lower portion is Mexican, thus bringing Ruiz back into the fold. The legs are identified as belonging to a murder case he'd been involved with more than a year prior.

Demián Bichir was commanding as Detecetive Ruiz, earning the respect of The Daily Beast, who wrote, "Demián Bichir is sensational as ... a character struggling to walk the fine ethical line amid a corrupt, amoral police culture ... Bichir manages to be gruff but sensitive, honest yet mysterious, making Ruiz a mix of righteousness and compassion.”

TV Fanatic was impressed as well, though they did think this premiere had a bit of a slow start. "By the end I was definitely wanting to know more about these characters and the person behind the killings," they wrote.

Those answers will come as "The Bridge" continues Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on FX.

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