The Fall

Gillian Anderson is a trustworthy artist I think. And my wife is a trustworthy chooser of British dramas. These things came together when Gail suggested we make The Fall our next TV show, and it didn’t disappoint. I mean, wow! It actually blew my expectations out of the water.

This is a five-episode (hour each) BBC crime drama that pushes the edge of what I expect out of a TV drama. I’ve mentioned before how warped Luther was, but this goes well beyond that in warpedness (word?). Watch it, you’ll know what I mean. Gillian Anderson’s character may be the toughest woman detective in TV crime right now and the villain is a disturbing dude.

At the risk of spoiling the ending, there is no ending. It just stops after five episodes without a hint of closure. They’re filming again in a few months so we’re talking mid to late 2014 before we see it again. This shocked me. We watched it on Netflix and I kind of expected it to end.

No dice. I guess I’ll just wait, but I may forget about it.