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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

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

Stella Gibson is an incredibly fascinating character - crummy accent by Gillian Anderson aside.

August 20, 2018 | Full Review…

The Fall presents voyeurism both as a mode of entertainment and as a transgression, but I am not sure, in the end, that the show is not part of the problem it diagnoses

September 12, 2017 | Full Review…

Anderson is fantastic as an updated version of DI Jane Tennison, Helen Mirren's detective in Prime Suspect : in her head she's the boss but in reality she isn't.

August 14, 2017 | Full Review…

The Fall's intention of revealing the dangerous connection between sex and death isn't only audacious, but also endlessly seductive.

December 17, 2013 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

It's not as groundbreaking as Prime Suspect, but a reminder of just how addictive the procedural format can be when it's executed just right.

October 15, 2013 | Full Review…

A fantastically creepy thriller shaped by the heroine's feminism and unapologetic sexuality. Anderson's delivery is sharp as her jaw in a series smarter and richer than most.

September 17, 2013 | Full Review…

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