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The Fall 

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A seemingly cold but very passionate policewoman goes head to head with a seemingly passionate father who is in fact a cold serialist in this procedural out of Belfast. The only thing they share is their common complexity.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Gillian Anderson ...  Stella Gibson 17 episodes, 2013-2016
Jamie Dornan ...  Paul Spector 17 episodes, 2013-2016
John Lynch ...  Jim Burns 17 episodes, 2013-2016
Aisling Franciosi ...  Katie Benedetto 16 episodes, 2013-2016
Niamh McGrady ...  Danielle Ferrington 15 episodes, 2013-2016
Bronagh Waugh ...  Sally Ann Spector 15 episodes, 2013-2016
Sarah Beattie Sarah Beattie ...  Olivia Spector 15 episodes, 2013-2016
Stuart Graham ...  Matt Eastwood 13 episodes, 2013-2016
Bronagh Taggart ...  Gail McNally 12 episodes, 2014-2016
Valene Kane ...  Rose Stagg 11 episodes, 2013-2016
David Beattie David Beattie ...  Liam Spector 10 episodes, 2013-2016
Emmett J Scanlan ...  Glen Martin 10 episodes, 2013-2016
Richard Clements ...  Rick Turner 9 episodes, 2014-2016
Claire Rafferty Claire Rafferty ...  Christine Larkin 9 episodes, 2014-2016
Colin Morgan ...  Tom Anderson 9 episodes, 2014-2016
Kelly Gough Kelly Gough ...  Hagstrom 9 episodes, 2014-2016
Archie Panjabi ...  Reed Smith 9 episodes, 2013-2014
Karen Hassan ...  Annie Brawley 8 episodes, 2013-2016
Tara Lynne O'Neill Tara Lynne O'Neill ...  Martina Dean 8 episodes, 2013-2016
Gerard Jordan ...  Brian Stone 7 episodes, 2013-2014
Tara Lee ...  Daisy Drake 7 episodes, 2014-2016
Siobhan McSweeney ...  Mary McCurdy 7 episodes, 2013-2014
Jonjo O'Neill ...  Tom Stagg 7 episodes, 2014-2016
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Storyline

A psychological thriller that examines the lives of two hunters. One is a serial killer who stalks his victims in and around Belfast and the other is a talented Detective Superintendent from the MET who is brought in to catch him. Written by vhavnal

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A serial killer is on the loose... And only she can catch him. (Series 1) See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fall See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Emmett J Scanlan and Bronagh Waugh previously played brother and sister in Hollyoaks (1995). They left the show at the same time to appear in this show together. See more »

Goofs

Early in the series, Burns tells Stella that he's riding in a reinforced car in keeping with the dangerous climate in Belfast. Later, when Ferrington approaches to tell Burns and Stella about the Peter Piper development, Burns lowers the rear window, which wouldn't normally be possible in an armored vehicle. See more »

Quotes

Jim Burns: Why are women emotionally and spiritually so much stronger than men?
Stella Gibson: Because the basic human form is female. Maleness is... a kind of birth defect.
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Featured in Britain's Favourite Detectives (2014) See more »

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Excellent Combo of Prime Suspect & Red Riding Trilogy
6 June 2013 | by macktan894See all my reviews

And note that both my nods to great crime thrillers were directed to British productions. The hunt for a serial killer gets a complicated but teeth-gnashing treatment in this beautifully produced series, The Fall. Gillian Anderson plays Stella Gibson, a focused, rather humorless, detective who takes control of the investigation once she ascertains that recent murders are indeed the work on one killer. She doesn't have to fight the battles that plagued Jane Tennyson, however. The male officers pretty much cede control and follow her lead & respect her authority and insight. But she is like Tennyson in that she's sacrificed the personal for the professional, indulging in the occasional "sweet night" to satisfy her sexual desires.

The first episode will definitely hook you. It is as creepy as anything I've seen as we watch the killer stalk his victim and commit his crime. Like the film, The Boston Strangler, we know who the killer is upfront--the thrill is in wondering if he'll succeed in thwarting the hunt. On many levels, the killer remains enigmatic through the season.

How I wish American shows--like the recently launched Hannibal--were as top-drawer as this one. Wonderful writing, good subplots, deftly drawn characters that present realistically, not cartoonishly. It's astonishing that yet another serial killer hunt series can provide a story that so skillfully hooks an audience.


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