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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Air date: May 28, 2015
Air date: May 28, 2013
Air date: May 27, 2013
Air date: Jun 3, 2013
Air date: Jun 10, 2013

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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.

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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

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

Aug 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

Sep 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.

Aug 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.

Dec 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.

Oct 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.

Sep 17, 2013 | Full Review…

This is a work of great art that asks us a profound question in the treatment of murder-why are we watching; what do we want? My only uneasy answer is that I watched all five episodes in one sitting.

Jun 2, 2013 | Full Review…

At times captivating, it was rarely less than atmospheric, intense, and dark. It was generally well-acted, and, refreshingly, there was a certain plausibility to the nature of and motives behind the killings.

Jun 17, 2013 | Full Review…

It's a fine show, relying on slow-building tension rather than the gory shock value of series like The Following.

Jun 10, 2013 | Full Review…

Nobody does intelligent ice queen better than Anderson, and I'm assuming that awards makers are already preparing a "Jamie Dornan" stamp to save themselves time.

Jun 10, 2013 | Full Review…
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