character: saga noren

i love how the partner dynamic of The Bridge completely destroys so many tropes

You have the woman who has trouble expressing herself, and the guy who feels too much– a total reversal of sexist conventions. 

The writers refuse to let us simplify their relationship into a “buddy cop” situation. There is no mentor and apprentice dynamic.

There is no cheesy hollywood banter. Saga and Martin enjoy one another’s company, but their friendship is built around knowing one another’s boundaries– knowing the limits of their own spaces and finding the innate humanity they share in between. 

And just the idea of an Autistic woman in an extremely powerful, male-dominated position, supported by people who are understanding and who don’t take her awkwardness as insult 

this show is so good fsadfds please watch it it’s amazing