The Fall: Season 3 (2016)

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Season 3
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Critics Consensus

The Fall stumbles somewhat in its third season, but still delivers enough to satisfy fans of the show -- and slow-burning psychological thrillers in general.

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Critic Ratings: 22

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User Ratings: 216
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Episodes

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Air date: Oct 29, 2016
2
Air date: Oct 29, 2016
3
Air date: Oct 29, 2016
4
Air date: Oct 29, 2016
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Air date: Oct 29, 2016
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Air date: Oct 29, 2016

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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. Superintendent Stella Gibson has Spector under arrest, however, its uncertain whether he will survive or not to face justice for his crimes. Meanwhile, Spector's family have to deal with the consequences of his arrest and evidence emerges that there could be more of Spector's victims than Superintendent Stella Gibson first realised.

Cast

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
Colin Morgan
as DS Anderson
Ruth Bradley
as Wallace
John Lynch
as ACC Burns
Valene Kane
as Rose Stagg
Bronagh Waugh
as Sally Ann Spector
Bronagh Waugh
as Sally Ann Spector
Claire Rafferty
as DC Larkin
Aisling Bea
as Nurse Sheridan
Bronagh Taggart
as DC McNally
Barry Ward
as Dr Spencer
Niamh McGrady
as PC Ferrington
Stuart Graham
as DCI Eastwood
Richard Coyle
as Dr O'Donnell
Denise Gough
as Dr Walden
Chris Patrick-Simpson
as Nurse Ritchie
Andrea Irvine
as District Judge
Kelly Gough
as PC Hagstrom
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Critic Reviews for The Fall Season 3

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (12)

For all its psychological, almost literary complexity, it loses much of its narrative steam. It's that great 21st-century phenomenon: a show that's more fun to think about than it is to watch.

Apr 3, 2019 | Full Review…

The Fall needed an actor who could play charming and wicked with equal panache, who could hold his own against Gillian Anderson. For all his talents, Dornan is not that actor.

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

Its hallmark traits of knife-edge tension, sexual discussion and psychologically-charged scenes have been posted missing, and replaced with an hour of medical procedures and jargon that would bore the most ardent of E.R. fans.

Oct 31, 2016 | Full Review…

This year's series has been the natural conclusion of the race to the bottom.

Apr 3, 2019 | Full Review…

This is not how I imagined The Fall concluding... It's both futile and poetic, I suppose. And surprising -- I'll give creator and executive producer Allan Cubitt that.

Apr 3, 2019 | Full Review…

What was hard to watch became unworthy in Season 3, and that's a fall we simply can't bear.

Nov 2, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

If Season 3 is the last season of Netflix's The Fall, it went out on a strange note.

Apr 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Season 3 does a passable job ending the story, but you have to watch the other seasons first.

Nov 20, 2017 | Full Review…

The Fall was back for another bout of sadistic psychological chess played out between Jamie Dornan and Gillian Anderson, subjecting viewers to its usual unbearable tension but in the opposite way we expected.

Nov 2, 2017 | Full Review…

A worthy send off for the series.

Apr 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Cubitt has found more to explore; perhaps six episodes is stretching it too far, but Anderson's magnificent, controlled performance is worth tuning in for again and again.

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

This show thinks it is Very Important Viewing, unmissable drama, televisual literature. The fact is it's very missable indeed.

Jul 20, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Fall: Season 3

  • Oct 10, 2019
    I loved all the Series of The Fall!
  • Sep 26, 2019
    Slow, poor story writing
  • Sep 18, 2019
    Imagine a dumpster outside a manure processing plant. This dumpster hasn't been cleaned in year. It is filled with dead skunks, indian food, diapers and used sweat socks. In the very middle is 1 oreo. Also, it's on fire. The oreo is season 1 and season 2 up until the last episode. The rest of is the final episode of season 2 and all of season 3. I have never seen a show turn so quickly. I don't know who the director/writer is but he clearly thinks he is Hitchcock. I 100% agree if you were to remove the word, "Hitch" from there. The show becomes so painfully drawn out I constantly found myself falling alseep. There is a scene in season three where the camera slowly pans up from the back of a black, computer chair? "What is it? It's a chair. Who is the subject? What is she doing?" It's Gibson and she's looking at a computer. Do we really needed 10 seconds of slow pan to highlight how tense things were? Speaking of Gibson/Gillian Anderson, I think my favorite part of season three was listening to her raspy, grandma voice (I don't know what the hell she was doing) and then watching the characters around her speak way too loudly and clearly almost as in an effort to get her to stop the "I'm so tired voice and showing you how exhausted the character is" nonsense. There are some good performances here. John Lynch and Niamh McGrady in particular but this show is one you should skip. All three seasons are tied together so it's not like you can watch the first 2 and be done with it. Anyway, that somewhat tasty oreo in the middle of this mess is not worth it.
  • Sep 07, 2019
    Griping series. Terrific acting/editing.
  • May 17, 2019
    Strong finish to an amazing show
  • Feb 11, 2019
    3rd season so slow in progress. So many errors, like the producers didn't even care.
  • Feb 09, 2019
    Awesome show, grouping to the end. Anderson rocks as Stella Gibson
  • Nov 18, 2018
    The season is way better than critics are saying. I loved how hyper realistic things were. The aspect of the pyche hospital felt right. I wanted him to escape at the end. Would of loved a season 4 with same characters!
  • Aug 05, 2018
    LOved the fIrst seasons, binged in a week. However the third season has several new plot points that are simply unrealistic compared to the first two seasons. Spoiler alert.....how are we supposed to beleofe and subsequently follow the notion that, after peter is caught and suffers amnesia, that his lawyers can even entertain the idea of using stella’s “Sediction of a confession out of peter” as a real strategy to defend him especially when, not only is the sirvivong victim able to easily identify peter as tje kidnapper but that the police also had Video footage from peter’s phOne showing him with the hostage victim on peter’s own phone?? I mean, im all for well-applied suspension of disbelief, but come on. Bad move on weiter’s part. This is Ridiculous enough for me to sign on to write a review.
  • Jan 16, 2018
    Such a disappointment on all fronts especially the medical side. One nurse on 24/7 duty solely nursing this patient! One Dr on medical management. Everything was just so wrong it lost all credibility from the start. Really don’t care what happens to the end -I won’t be watching it and recommend you don’t also.

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