The Fall

The Fall

Series 1

DVD - 2013
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"Relentlessly original, consistently gripping"--The Guardian (U.K.)
DSI Stella Gibson is a steely detective on the trail of a serial killer stalking the streets of Belfast.
Publisher: [United States] : Acorn, 2013.
Edition: Widescreen ed.
ISBN: 9781621721185
Branch Call Number: FALL
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 306 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Anderson, Gillian

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vi2856
Oct 22, 2017

Really well done, bit disappointed with the ending
Enough said

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CarlaCS
Sep 13, 2017

Terrific series. Smart, intelligent characters and dialogue; suspense-filled plot (even though the viewer knows the identify of the murderer); one of the better TV police/serial killer series. Typical British tone (which is preferable to the often-soapy, melodramatic American versions). Not for the faint of heart. 5 out of 5 stars.

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empbee
Sep 01, 2017

Tense.

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kaybea
Aug 25, 2017

A ho-hum detective movie, but then again I'm not a big fan of Gillian Anderson. I suppose I'll force myself to sit through the 2nd series to see how it ends (but not too soon).

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Pilosha
Aug 07, 2017

Gillian Anderson is great in this series - the serial killer is this completely self0satisfied HATEFUL character which truly awakened a total fury on my part for his commitment to playing God and deciding on life or death for several women.
Very suspenseful with all the politics and the corruption of Ireland in the background and surrounding the main plot.

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petal64
Mar 28, 2017

Gillian Anderson is wonderful in a well written and well acted, strong role. She's great to watch. This is the first of three series. The first series ends and leaves you wanting more. Well worth watching if you like British/Irish crime dramas.

LibrarianShelbi Oct 28, 2016

Looking for a replacement after the critically acclaimed NBC show "Hannibal" got the axe? Look no further! "The Fall" is the closest that television has come to capturing the taut alchemy of "Hannibal": part police chase, part psychological portrait of the hunted and the hunter. If only its starred Mads Mikkelsen I would be so so happy.

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chriscoleman
Oct 24, 2016

The Fall has three seasons. In Season 1 a British investigator is brought in to Belfast to solve the murder of a prominent man's daughter. She discovers a serial killer is at large. Much of season 1 is watching him stake out his victims, follow them, and kill them, including his little rituals, while Stella (the investigator) tries to get him declared a serial killer which brings in more help to catch him. Season 2 is the downfall of Peter Paul Spector as Stella and her team closes in and captures him. Season 3 (now airing) shows the arduous path to trial after Spector claims amnesia for the time period of the murders. Only he left clues behind and they discover 9 more dead women. I liked all three seasons.

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Carl_B
Sep 23, 2016

Kind of forgettable.

AL_KATI Aug 03, 2016

Gillian Anderson isn't just Scully--what a talented actress! This series was creepy, well-scripted, and hard to stop watching. Highly recommend if you like Irish (or British) crime drama.

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jimg2000
May 23, 2014

Killer: I've been watching you
with interest.
Cop: Have you?

Killer: We're very alike, you and me.

Cop: Oh, I don't think so.
Killer: Both driven by will to power,
a desire to control
everything and everyone.
Obsessive, ruthless, living
and breathing moral relativism.

It's just you're bound
by conventional notions
of what's right and wrong
and I'm free.

Cop: How are you free?
You're a slave to your desires.
You have no control at all.
You're weak. Impotent.
You think you're some kind of artist. But you're not.
Killer: Art is a lie.
Art gives the chaos
of the world an order
that doesn't exist.
Cop: Is that really why you called me?
To expound some half-baked
philosophy. I'm disappointed.

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