The Fall

Series Summary
The psychological thriller examines the lives of two hunters -- one is a serial killer who preys on victims in and around Belfast, Northern Ireland, and the other is a female detective drafted from the London Metropolitan Police to catch him. The local authorities have no suspects and no experience with cases involving sexually motivated serial killers; DSI Stella Gibson has. She heads a task force dedicated to solving the crime spree, with a simple motto: Anyone not part of the solution is part of the problem. The killer? He's Paul Spector, a father and a husband leading a double life, as viewers learn from the outset. He's hiding in plain sight, the protagonist in a cat and mouse game that is every police officer's worst nightmare.

Air Dates: 2013 - Present

Genres: Crime drama

Network: BBC2

  • Season 2, Ep. 6 : In SummationDec 18, 2014

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    With Paul Spector in custody, Stella Gibson desperately searches for clues to help find Rose Stagg.

  • Season 2, Ep. 5 : The FallDec 11, 2014

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    As the investigation tightens around Paul Spector, he makes a break for cover.

  • Season 2, Ep. 4 : StranglerDec 4, 2014

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    Gibson recovers from her close encounter; a revelation proves how manipulative Paul Spector can be.

  • Season 2, Ep. 3 : It's Always DarkestNov 27, 2014

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    After Paul Spector is identified as the killer, Gibson must play an agonizing waiting game.

  • Season 2, Ep. 2 : One Named PeterNov 20, 2014

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    Gibson realizes her mistakes have put witness Rose Stagg's life in danger; the police step up their investigation; Spector stalks the streets of Belfast.

ratings & reviews

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  • The Fall is a top-flight mystery that taps into political tensions in Northern Ireland and the troubling undercurrent of violence against women. Show More

  • It’s a fine show, relying on slow-building tension rather than the gory shock value of series like “The Following,” and the five-episode arc now on Netflix is worth a look if you haven’t had your fill of cat-and-mouse dynamics.... Oddly, the character developed the least may be Ms. Anderson’s. Show More

  • Some of these moments are memorable and stark. More are soporific. Both lend themselves to The Fall’s tone: these days, slow is what passes for serious. Anderson’s performance is what makes The Fall worth watching. Show More

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