There is no denying that THE FALL is one of the finest serial-killer tv dramas ever to be written. The team behind the series also helmed classics like CRACKER (one of my top shows of all time. Fitz is my hero) and also PRIME SUSPECT starring the wonderful Helen Miren. Both shows were on-top of their game, the writing was fantastic, they had the right leads for the roles. As a result both CRACKER & PRIME SUSPECT have went down as some of the best crime programmes in television history.
I have often thought about that old saying “they just don’t make them like they used to” when watching new British cop shows. There has been a few good ones throughout the years (mostly mini-series) but nothing you could compare to the brilliance of the two mentioned above.
When I first heard about THE FALL I had no idea what it was about. I even thought that someone like Gillian Anderson was a strange choice for a new serial-killer drama that’s set in Belfast. I watched the first episode and was sucked straight in. I then took to imdb and started to check the writers, and wasn’t surprised in the slightest that this was the same team behind CRACKER & PRIME SUSPECT.
The problem I have is that I binge-watch everything. I had the full season available for streaming on Netflix and watched the entire thing just like it was one giant feature-length film. The writing was fantastic, clever and extremely dark. Gillian Anderson is phenomenal as the lead, and Jamie Dornan, (I’d say the will be huge now as he is playing Dorian Grey in 50 Shats Of Grey)he is perfect in the role of the serial-killer. I’ll not say anything about the plot in the hope that someone reading this hasn’t seen this yet. I haven’t revealed much of the plot as you get to know who the serial-killer is pretty much from the start.
Now after a year of rocking back-and-fourth like a junkie waiting for his next fix, the 1st episode for season 2 has just been announced. I have read two dates online RTE1-9TH NOV & BBC2 -13TH NOV (these channels are based in Ireland and UK only. Pretty sure both stations have an Iplayer available). As for Netflix, I’m still not sure guys but you’ll be the first to know when I get the info. I need this to be on Netflix, I need another binge-watch, I don’t think I can live on just one episode a week.