The Fall

Not to be confused with the Christian doctrine or the band, The Fall is a gritty police drama on Netflix that Naomi and I have recently finished watching. Like many modern crime dramas it’s not for the faint-hearted, this is no Dixon of Dock Green.

Originally shown on BBC, it features Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan in the leading roles. The script is excellent, and the acting of the whole cast is of the highest order, here is a drama with real suspense and menace maintained over three seasons.

I don’t know how we missed it first time round, but we were delighted to catch up with it on Netflix. We can thoroughly recommend it, just don’t have nightmares.

Note: Some people were disappointed with the ending, but I thought it was excellent. The last episode was (in addition to the drama) a very thoughtful and deep one. It brought together many of the characters’ feelings and emotions that had been a developing focus throughout.

2 thoughts on “The Fall

  1. Any comparisons to other Brit crime shows? We watch a range of BBC and ITV crime drama, from Broadchurch, Wallander, Shetland, down to Shakespeare and Hathaway. Nothing too gritty, but would be interested how this compares.

  2. It’s up there with the best. I’d just give it a go; I’d be surprised if you weren’t gripped from the start. John.

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