First episode impressions: ‘The Bridge’ Season 2

There are several grim and violent shows on TV, especially the cable networks, but "The Bridge" (9 p.m. Central Wednesdays on FX) started its second season with an hour so incredibly bleak that 1) it confirms that it's still a top-10 show, and 2) I almost want to cancel it from my DVR queue.

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First episode impressions: ‘The Bridge’

While it's not quite as good as the current season of "The Killing" (my favorite show at the moment), "The Bridge" (9 p.m. Central Wednesdays on FX) has a lot of the same elements that make that Seattle-based murder mystery great. In particular, the 90-minute premiere showcased a great sense of place. I've never been to the Texas-Mexico border, but this episode brought me there in a lot of ways.

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