Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Bridge centers on a series of grizzly killings that are dark and occasionally shocking, which nets some disturbing visuals and blood. Both violence against women and the illegal drug trade are important to the plot, and there's simulated sex with bare buttocks visible (but no other sensitive parts). You'll hear unbleeped swearing, too (mostly "s--t"), and see characters drinking and using drugs. The main character also has Asperger syndrome, a disorder that affects her life and work in a variety of ways.
Simulated sex, at times with bare buttocks visible, but no other sensitive parts.
Visuals are gross (a bisected corpse, a dead body that's been drained of blood, a body tied to a post stabbed by multiple knives, etc.). One episode includes a scene in a medical examiners' office where bodies are in the process of being autopsied and are cut open with internal organs and bones visible. Violence against women is a major part of the plot.
Unbleeped swearing (mostly "s--t") along with audible words like "bitch," "p---y," "balls," etc.
The characters live in a morally complex and dangerous world where a serial killer is on the loose and death is an everyday occurrence. And although the two main characters must work together for a common cause, the overall tone drives home their differences.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Part of the plot involves the illegal drug trade. Some characters drink socially and use illegal drugs.