Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Fall: A British Police Inspector Pursues A Serial Killer In Belfast

I just finished watching season one and two of The Fall on Netflix.

Created, written and directed by Allan Cubitt, the psychological thriller set in Belfast is about a British police inspector hunting another hunter - a serial killer.

I enjoyed the crime series and I thought Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan and the supporting cast were all outstanding.

Elisabeth Vincentelli at the New York Post offers a piece on The Fall. 

When Season 1 of “The Fall” debuted on Netflix last year, it pretty much flew in under the radar.

Yet another moody BBC thriller? Ho-hum.

Then word got around that the compact five-episode show was very creepy in a very addictive way.

And a lot of it has to do with Gillian Anderson’s career-defining performance as Superintendent Stella Gibson — a potential heir to Helen Mirren’s iconic Jane Tennison in “Prime Suspect.”

Gibson is in hot pursuit of Paul Spector, a fetishistic serial killer played by Jamie Dornan, the upcoming dominating hottie in the “50 Shades of Grey” movie (opening Valentine’s Day).

In Season 2, now streaming on Netflix, the cop describes her foe as “very controlled, calm, cold-blooded.” Those words also apply to the deliberately paced show and to Gibson herself — whom Anderson gives a quiet but steely determination.

You can read the rest of the piece and watch the Netflix video trailer via the below link:

And you can read a piece about the crime series, written by Allan Cubitt, the creator of The Fall, at the British newspaper the Guardian via the below link: 

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