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The Fall: Season 1 (2013)




Critic Consensus: Less sensationalistic and more provocative than most police procedurals, The Fall is unapologetically sexy with pressure-building tension driven by plausible characters and motifs.


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"The Fall" is a crime drama that follows an investigation into a series of murders involving young business women in Belfast, Ireland. Season 1 begins with Metro Police Superintendent Detective Stella Gibson (played by Gillian Anderson) heading up a group of local detectives determined to track down a serial killer by the name of Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) before he has a chance to strike again.


Gillian Anderson
as Stella Gibson
Jamie Dornan
as Paul Spector
Laura Donnelly
as Sarah Kay
Ben Peel
as James Olson
Michael McElhatton
as Rob Breedlove
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Critic Reviews for The Fall: Season 1

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This show is binge watching at its best; it's at once compulsively watchable and intelligent, well-written and beautifully acted with compelling performances to boot.

April 3, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Appreciating we're only a fifth of the way through, the pity is that The Fall thinks by revealing its killer from the off, it's reinvigorating the genre, when all it's done is undo the valves and let the tension guff out.

April 3, 2019 | Full Review…

The Fall is a top-flight mystery that taps into political tensions in Northern Ireland and the troubling undercurrent of violence against women.

April 3, 2019 | Full Review…

You want this monster caught, and yet every time he trips up, you wince. With only five episodes, The Fall makes for a perfect, not-too-long marathon.

April 3, 2019 | Full Review…

It was very slick, very knowing and Anderson and Dornan were actually very good. But if there is a more Athena version of a serial killer out there, I'm yet to see it.

April 3, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Skin-crawling intensity.

April 3, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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