The Fall Season 3 DVD Review11:30:00
Good Morning Lovelies,
Since the show started I have been obsessed with The Fall. There have been some unbelievable moments, some boring moments and ones that make you want to leave your house and never go back inside until you find a safe underground bunker.
With news that the third season would be the final one (although it may return), the show was on a promise from start to end, as Detective Stella Gibson, played by Gillian Anderson and Paul Spector, played by Jamie Dornan, finally came face to face. However, the story was always going to be the end of the line for Dornan’s character.
As a whole, the plot was probably at its strongest. The first season enticed us all in and the third season had us gripped as we waited to see what would happen to the killer and officer. Dornan’s Spector was a twisted figure and made sure that audiences never knew if he was really forgetting things or if he was trying to be clever and beat them. Yet, Anderson’s Gibson never let her cool officer figure bow down to him and she worked hard to get what she wanted. Both have shown a completely different side to their characters.
Gibson has become a more gentle figure in the final season, as did Spector, but both knew that they had to be violent with each other to get what they wanted. Even if (SPOILER ALERT) Spector’s death caused her to not get the outcome she hoped for him. A long prison sentence was that.
Dornan’s serial killer had moments where we all liked him and a lot and I mean a lot where he creeped us all out so much that we don’t know what to do as an audience. The way in which he uses his previous job as a tactic to throw off those meant to be helping him is something that will go down in TV history.
Ultimately though what makes this show, apart from the acting, is the brilliant script writing. It had a certain way of hooking you in, making you sit for hours with the characters and never truly knowing who you should trust, why Spector was the way he was and what had happened to Gibson. What was more interesting was the way it showed these two very closed off people as humans. When Stella returns home in the last episode she is shown as being a normal person, looking to solve the mysteries of the world. Spector does the same but with his family life instead. Although not much is seen of that in the final season.
The way the show ends I don’t think that is the last we will see of Stella. I think the writing, directing and acting in this show has so much more to give and I think audiences will continue to watch it. The Fall has been a joy to watch over the past three seasons and I have high hopes that we will see it again. The writers have done a fantastic job at making a show successful for three seasons and wanting audience members to have more by giving them an epic finale.
There so I am giving the show…