I don’t remember how I heard about The Fall, probably Twitter. Maybe Facebook. But once I read up on it, I wondered how I didn’t hear about it sooner! I mean, it’s about a serial killer and has Agent Scully?! Sold. The Fall is from BBC and currently only has two seasons. The best part about their seasons? They are very short. The first season only had five episodes, and the second only had six! I loved it. I honestly wish more shows would have fewer episodes. It means a tighter story and not a ton of “filler” episodes. Every episode moved the plot along.
Now that I have all that stuff out of the way…
And you want to know why? Because of one bad ass Gillian Anderson, who plays Det. Superintendent Stella Gibson. She is the most amazing woman ever. I don’t know if I want to be her, be with her, or just be around her. She takes no shit from anyone, doesn’t apologize for who she is, and gets the job done.
But this is probably my favorite line:
YES, STELLA, YES. I love that if she sees someone she’s attracted to, she just goes for it. No expectations, no need for a relationship. She just wants to have some good sex and move along.
And if you need more Jamie Dornan in your life, and don’t want to waste time or money on that one movie that’s due out, this show is for you too! He has his sexy scruff, and his sexy accent. I mean, yes, he’s killing people but he’s still pretty to look at. That might be the most brilliant part though. Ya know why? Because serial killers and “monsters” don’t look like monsters, they look like regular people. They look like you, they look like me, and they look like your neighbor.
And honestly, there was more sexual tension between his character and Stella than in any of these Fifty Shades trailers I’ve seen.
So, if you have Netflix, go watch this! But just a warning, you’ll be like this at the end of Season Two: