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The best TV crime drama I've seen in a while,
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This review is from: The Fall [DVD] (DVD)
I've been a consumer of TV crime dramas on DVD for quite some time, although I've become a bit disillusioned of late with the rather preposterous plots that characterise a fair number of them (I almost gave up on the last series of 'Luther' before watching all episodes and 'Messiah' struck me as plain ridiculous). This one did not strike me as being at all preposterous. I found it to be disturbingly and compellingly authentic and realistic throughout. At last we have a serial killer who doesn't just appear in his victims' homes as if the laws of physics do not apply to serial killers. All of the killer's accomplishments (for want of a better word) in this one are shown in sufficient detail to make them very believable. And this one is a compelling character study of both the murderer, his family and the police personnel, particularly the officer played by Gillian Anderson, who are after him. I can't wait for the second series.