Your Next Box Set: The Fall
On the lookout for a new box set to spend your evenings devouring? Each week, hmv.com will be recommending you a series that will swallow up your whole life until your finish the last episode...
This week, it’s The Fall, we’re only two series in, but damn, it’s gripping…
What is it?
The series follow Stella Gibson, a highly-rated police detective who is brought over to Belfast to try and catch a serial killer. Interestingly, we know the killer, he’s a young man named Paul Spector, we see him at work, we see him stalk his victims, plan his kills and carry them out. It’s a face-off between the scheming Spector and the no-nonsense, business-like Gibson.
Who’s in it?
It’s an excellent ensemble cast with the likes of Niamh McGrady, Bronagh Waugh, John Lynch and Karan Hassan all playing key roles, but this is essentially a two-hander between Gillian Anderson (X-Files etc), who plays Stella Gibson, and Jamie Dornan (Soon to star in Fifty Shades Of Grey), who plays Spector.
Why should I watch it?
It is, without a doubt, the most taut and tension-filled series on television. The performances are superb, the writing tight and focused and the show’s world is unrelentingly dark. It’s an incredible watch.
Describe the show in three words…
Dark as midnight.
Series Two of The Fall will be released on DVD on December 26th.