The Fall

2013 NR 3 seasons

The Fall

2013 NR 3 seasons
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When the Belfast police are stalled in their investigation of a spate of murders, Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson is drafted to investigate. Under her lead, the team uncovers an intricate web of lives entangled by the killings.
Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, Laura Donnelly, Bronagh Waugh, Ben Peel, Michael McElhatton, Frank McCusker, Niamh McGrady, John Lynch, Archie Panjabi
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3

Summary of Season 1 (2013) - 2 discs

While hiding behind the image of a loving husband and father, Paul Spector preys on women in Belfast. Stumped by the case, the police call in Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson, who specializes in the psychology of serial killers.
Widescreen 1.78:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Fall is a gritty crime drama about the pursuit of a serial killer who's targeting women with sexual violence. Viewers can expect to see unsettling scenarios, including murder, with some blood, in addition to shootings and physical violence. The killer is sexually aroused by violence, and sex is simulated but suggestive, with brief shots of breasts and buttocks. You'll also hear strong language such as "f--k" and see characters drink socially and use illegal drugs such as cocaine.

Sexual Content

Prolonged scenes of steamy, simulated sex with minimal nudity; brief views of bare buttocks and breasts; implied rape and sexual violence.


Serial killings involve repeated sexual violence against women; dead bodies with some blood, although most violence is psychological rather than gory; some characters carry weapons.


Some four-letter words including "f--k."

Social Behavior

The series is set in a dangerous world, where a terrifying killer can lead a double life as a seemingly devoted father and continue to claim victim after victim. On the other hand, law enforcement is dedicated and determined to solve the crime. Sexual power -- and politics -- is another major theme.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters drink socially; secondary characters use illegal drugs such as cocaine.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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