TV Review: The Fall (BBC) – Season One-Three

Created and written by Allan Cubitt, The Fall originally aired from 2013-2016 on BBC and follows Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson), who is brought in to assess the progress of a murder investigation that has remained active for longer than 28 days. When it becomes apparent that a serial killer is on the loose, local detectives must work with Stella to find and capture Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan), who is attacking young professional women in the city of Belfast.

Overall Rating:

Jamie Dornan and Gillian Anderson are both brilliant in this dark thriller full of slow-burning tension. It’s a series that will keep you thinking and will certainly leave a lasting impact.

Season One

It’s wrong to say that this series feels sexy when Paul Spector is such a disturbing character, but there really is only one word to describe the tension in this darkly mysterious series. Jamie Dornan and Gillian Anderson both give phenomenal performances and I’m so intrigued to see where this series is going.

Season Two

Another chilling season that slowly builds up more tension as Stella and Paul’s worlds edge closer and closer. This second season didn’t quite grip me as much as the first season as it’s taking a while to get to where we want it to be, but it’s still fronted by two excellent performances that I can’t take my eyes off.

Season Three


This final series definitely didn’t go in the direction that I thought it was going to. The heat dies down without the chemistry between Stella and Paul being at the centre of the story, but it’s an interesting angle to take that adds quite a compelling edge. Still, the final moments are so impacting that you’ll not be left disappointed.

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