Lets move away from primetime TV for a minute and take a look at streaming TV. Netfilx has quite a few good original shows streaming at the moment and one of them they acquired from BBC Two in England: ‘The Fall’.
Lets take a trip across the pond to Belfast, Northern Ireland, where it doesn’t matter what the characters say because it’s in a nice sexy Irish accent and every word sounds good.
The only bad thing I have to say about this show is the first season is only five episodes.
Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson, ‘The X-Files’) gets sent from the Metropolitan police to lead a review on the investigation of the murder of Alice Monroe. The Belfast police haven’t been able to come close to finding the murderer.
What’s very interesting is that the audience gets let in early on who the killer is. He’s Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan, ‘Once Upon a Time’), a family man with a wife, a daughter and son, and he is a bereavement councilor. He’s pretty normal, except for one thing, he’s targeting professional women, breaking into their homes and killing them. We even get to see him commit his crime.
Even though we know who the killer is, you will still be on the edge of you seat watching Stella trying to figure out who he is.
Stella will pick up on things that the Belfast police missed, but it won’t be easy trying to solve a crime in a very corrupt town. There are a lot of twists and turns in only five episodes. And don’t get confused by Netfilx calling the first season, series one. In England they call each season a series.
You can watch the first series now on Netflix and the second series will be available for streaming in the fall.
If you are looking for a great detective show and something different from all the other detective shows out there, ‘The Fall is it. It’s not too often when the audience knows who the killer is and the detectives don’t. Plus it’s fun to go across the pond and live in a different culture for a little while. How can you not enjoy a show with Irish accents?
Check out the trailer and make sure to catch up in time for series two.