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Sunday, May 03, 2015

The Fall

The latest tv series I'm watching is The Fall ...

a BBC crime drama television series set in Northern Ireland and created, written and, in its second series, directed by Allan Cubitt. The series stars Gillian Anderson as Superintendent Stella Gibson, a senior police officer investigating a string of murders in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Northern Irish actor Jamie Dornan plays the serial killer she is pursuing.

I decided to try the series after watching Jamie Dornan on Once Upon a Time as the Huntsman ...

I've only watched the first episode of The Fall so far but it seems pretty good, if disturbing. It's interesting to see what Northern Ireland is like and to see how differently crimes are investigated in the UK as opposed to the US (at least on tv). Jamie Dornan does a good job as a character who's so complicated he can be a believably loving father to his children while at the same time being a serial killer/fetishist. I sadly can't say the same for Gillian Anderson and her character - perhaps I watched her as Scully on The X-Files for too many years, but her police inspector persona seems both artificial and perpetually bored. And her faux accent .... she sounds like the Queen Mother ;)

- Anderson as The X-Files' Scully

You can read more about the show at this BBC page. And here's an article in The Guardian about the show - Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan on the set of The Fall: 'It's heading to a climax'

Here's a trailer ...


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