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