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PostRe: The Fall - Gillian Anderson hunts a serial killer, BBC2
by Monkey Man » Tue May 21, 2013 1:29 am

Another good episode, the sex cut together with the murder was creepy as was the clean up. Surprise murder at the end.

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PostRe: The Fall - Gillian Anderson hunts a serial killer, BBC2
by Drunken_Master » Tue May 21, 2013 12:29 pm

Did she get naked this week?

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PostRe: The Fall - Gillian Anderson hunts a serial killer, BBC2
by Pedz » Tue May 21, 2013 1:36 pm

Nope.

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PostRe: The Fall - Gillian Anderson hunts a serial killer, BBC2
by Poser » Tue May 21, 2013 2:29 pm

Might the BBC have cut the naked? They did that with Melissa George in Hunted. Quite why, god only knows.

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PostRe: The Fall - Gillian Anderson hunts a serial killer, BBC2
by Monkey Man » Thu May 30, 2013 1:49 am

Renewed for a 2nd series after biggest ratings for a BBC2 drama in 8 years - http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latest ... ries2.html

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PostRe: The Fall - Gillian Anderson hunts a serial killer, BBC2
by Memento Mori » Thu May 30, 2013 12:05 pm

Watching episode 2, pretty sure I recognized Roose Bolton as one of the cops. Barristan Selmy was definitely the superior officer.

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PostRe: The Fall - Gillian Anderson hunts a serial killer, BBC2
by Drunken_Master » Thu May 30, 2013 12:20 pm

Drunken_Master wrote:Did she get naked this week?

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PostRe: The Fall - Gillian Anderson hunts a serial killer, BBC2
by Memento Mori » Thu May 30, 2013 2:11 pm

Pedz wrote:Nope.

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PostRe: The Fall - Gillian Anderson hunts a serial killer, BBC2
by Crimson » Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:49 pm

If anyone else hasn't got around to watching this, it's up on US Netflix now. Finally gonna start it tonight.

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PostRe: The Fall - Gillian Anderson hunts a serial killer, BBC2
by Pedz » Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:10 pm

All of it?

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PostRe: The Fall - Gillian Anderson hunts a serial killer, BBC2
by Crimson » Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:11 pm

Pedz wrote:All of it?


If the season is only five episodes, then yes.

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PostRe: The Fall - Gillian Anderson hunts a serial killer, BBC2
by Pedz » Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:17 pm

Not all of it has been aired on BBC 2 yet. I think 3 episodes have.

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PostRe: The Fall - Gillian Anderson hunts a serial killer, BBC2
by Crimson » Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:34 pm

It's definitely all of them. I think it might be Netflix exclusive in America and I'm guessing part of the deal was that all five had to go up at the same time.

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PostRe: The Fall - Gillian Anderson hunts a serial killer, BBC2
by Pedz » Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:58 pm

Cool. Will watch it on there. strawberry float waiting for it to air on BBC 2.

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PostRe: The Fall - Gillian Anderson hunts a serial killer, BBC2
by Monkey Man » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:56 pm

Good episode with the usual creepiness but wasn't keen on "oh yeah my mate got strangled" being the breakthrough.

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PostRe: The Fall - Gillian Anderson hunts a serial killer, BBC2
by Drunken_Master » Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:50 am

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Drunken_Master wrote:Did she get naked this week?

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PostRe: The Fall - Gillian Anderson hunts a serial killer, BBC2
by Monkey Man » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:12 pm

Drunken_Master wrote:
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Drunken_Master wrote:Did she get naked this week?

No, check out the film Straightheads if you want that.

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PostRe: The Fall - Gillian Anderson hunts a serial killer, BBC2
by It'sNotLupus » Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:42 am

My thoughts - spoilers for the complete series (watched on Netflix)

Can't help but feel that it's a bit of a shame he didn't get caught - when he royally strawberry floated up I felt like the pacing increased to a point where it appeared as though they'd track him down. When a series leaves it hanging in such a way it can't help but feel like an incomplete arc, I suppose...

Plus, while I understand her motivations (pregnant etc), does anyone else not buy that his wife wouldn't turn him in as a paedophile...? It's surely a much bigger deal than just a typical affair. Plus, one of the reasons he convinced her not to turn him in was to save her job, but then convinced her to move away anyway...while I like a cliffhanger ending it just felt to me like within the context of a standalone season, the story was incomplete.

That said I feel the show's premise hangs on the dual narration and seeing it from the killer's perspective - he's no doubt an interesting character and the (somewhat heavy-handed) hints at his backstory were quite intruiging. It almost feels to me as though they changed the ending with the hope it would get re-commissioned for a second series. Plus the whole killer/police on the phone is a really worn-out trope now...

Overall I enjoyed the series (as much as you can enjoy such a grim program anyway...), but maybe it'd have been better as a 5/6-part one off rather than something they can continue?

The two lead actors were excellent, too.

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PostRe: The Fall - Gillian Anderson hunts a serial killer, BBC2
by Crimson » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:19 pm

I've watched up till Episode 4 and it's pretty fantastic.

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PostRe: The Fall - Gillian Anderson hunts a serial killer, BBC2
by Memento Mori » Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:30 pm

Monkey Man wrote:Good episode with the usual creepiness but wasn't keen on "oh yeah my mate got strangled" being the breakthrough.

Yeah I hated that bit.


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