Thursday, 8.30pm, Showcase If you enjoyed Scandinavian drama The Killing but were unimpressed with the American remake, here’s another chance to see how a transplanted Euro-drama fares. You may recall that in the debut episode of the Danish-Swedish co-production of The Bridge, shown on SBS Two in September, the lights mysteriously went out on the Oresund Bridge, which connects Copenhagen in Denmark with Malmo in Sweden. When the lights came back on, the Swedish and Danish police turned up to discover the body of a female politician draped exactly across the border. In this version, the action takes place on the USMexico border on the bridge connecting El Paso in the US and Juarez in Mexico. The plot is essentially the same, as Sonya Cross (Diane Kruger) from the El Paso PD must work with her Mexican counterpart from Chihuahua State Police, Marco Ruiz (Demian Bichir), when they are forced into an uncomfortable alliance to catch a serial killer. Too often with transplanted TV shows, the essential foreign-ness that makes the show so engaging in the first place is neutered, to be replaced with the culture we all live and breathe daily, at least on TV. Fortunately for the American version of The Bridge, the Mexican connection is alien enough to be almost other-worldly.