The Fall

The Fall

Series 3

DVD - 2017
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DSI Stella Gibson continues her game of cat and mouse with serial killer Paul Spector in the third series of this smart psychological thriller. She has arrested Spector, but will he survive the gunshot wounds? Will he ever face justice?


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Sep 30, 2019

I watched this season of The Fall because I admire the work of the actor Colin Morgan (as in Merlin, The Happy Prince, and Humans). He played Tom Anderson. However I find the story repugnant and unpersuasive. It portrays the vicious serial killer as charismatic and deserving of sympathy. I thought Gillian Anderson had the emotional range of a sad Barbie Doll who could use a haircut. Most of the time she had one expression, a doleful catatonic stare. The rest of the police were flawed and/or stupid. But the killer is a kind of super-villain.
Even his name "Spector" sounds like something out of an action movie. But the pacing in this series is plodding and annoying. Tedious shots of Stella walking into buildings or down hallways, accompanied by creepy music. I admit that I fast forwarded thru some of these dreary sequences. Finally the end was particularly unconvincing. Spector has attacked two police officers, beaten one unconscious and broken the arm of the other and yet he is returned to the psychiatric hospital with no restraints on him so he can viciously attack another person, murder another and commit suicide. (Sorry for the spoiler) A kind of victory for him as he evades the just punishment for his crimes.

Jun 06, 2019

I enjoyed all three season but the scene of the attack on Gibson was so shocking and unexpected I had to re-watch it. I don't think Spector had memory loss at all and they were to careless with a serial killer. I'm surprised he didn't attack his nurse who was his type. I love the idea of showing how strong a daughter's love is for her father. Didn't like the end For Spector. Overall excellent.

Feb 08, 2019

Story of a true monster who took the easy way out. If his wife wouldn't have been pregnant with their first child he would have killed her too as scenes shown in earlier episodes. He doesnt seem to acknowledge his son in any way. He dotes on his daughter even though he has such disdain for women. Why was the man who was murdered not mentioned most of the time when victims were named?

May 21, 2018

Good story. Too bad Gillian had no facial expressions. Too bad they ran out of story and had to drag scenes out to fill up the time.

Apr 22, 2018

Really good. This series is right up there with all 3 seasons of Broadchurch which for me sets the standard. Finally, Gillian Anderson was allowed to be a cop and not forced into a contrived love scene. Glad to see there will be a Series 4 although it will be very different without Paul Spector. Looking forward to see where it goes. Oh, any thoughts on why the Jim Bush character is such a whiny, sad wimpy guy? He has been that way in all 3 series.

Apr 06, 2018

on the edge of your seat season! I couldn't see what was coming next but I loved every minute of the ride that I had to re-watch it. I think some of the characters should have been phased out in this season but Gibson/Anderson in the last episode Wow!

Jan 24, 2018

Interesting that Gibson/Anderson was such an unlikable character -- I think it made viewers care less, detracted from drama.

Jan 06, 2018


Dec 27, 2017

A fine fitting to the end of a series. It is not as quickly paced as the first two and at times plods along more than needed. Did not like the unexplained issue with the chief and his drinking and thought that was not taken far enough..why?. Although I think many will guess what is going on in the rest of the characters it still packs a good punch.


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