Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Next Fall

One of the worst things about being so emotionally invested in television is the waiting. Waiting for a good show. Waiting for that thing you’ve been waiting for to happen to actually happen. Waiting for that good show to come back so more stuff you’ve been waiting for to happen can happen. And, in the advent of binge watching (does anyone call it marathoning anymore, or is that too early 2000s?), the waiting gets even more excruciating because you can watch a whole season in one damn day and then have to wait 365 more to see a new one. (OBNOXIOUS FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS, I KNOW.) Anyway, this long string of words about waiting is really just a long-winded way of saying, damn, am I excited to wait for new episodes of “The Fall” is almost over.

The crime drama was as methodical as it was riveting. It’s hard to do both, but this series managed its slow burn in such a way it was impossible to look away. Also, it doesn’t hurt that Gillian Anderson is everything you want in a female character – smart, complex, gorgeous. And then there’s Archie Panjabi, too. So we have two smart women sharing the screen doing smart things together on screen. Also, there’s this little (totally unconfirmed and probably untrue) rumor that Gillian’s police investigator Stella and Archie’s medical pathologist have a “sexual encounter” in the second season. Again, THIS IS PROBABLY NOT TRUE. In fact it is probably just a wishful lie someone made up in a fever dreams. But, goodness, what a dream.

Anyway, I would imagine there will be a lot more attention paid to the return of “The Fall” because of the presence of Jamie Dornan and his involvement in “Fifty Shades of Isn’t It Nice Being a Lesbian So We Don’t Have To Care About This Grey.” Which, I have to say, is a good thing. Because this cat-and-mouse serial killer drama is worth it. Plus, can you really blame the guy? Haven’t we all not-so-secretly wanted to watch Gillian sleep? OK, in a slightly less creepy way, hopefully.



p.s. Yes! The cute lesbian cop! How could I forget her. Seriously, watch this show.

9 comments:

Waffles said...

OMG - I cannot wait - this is such a phenomenal tv show.

Anonymous said...

YAY!!

(also YES about the 50 shades thing.So nice to be able to skip that.)

Anonymous said...

“Fifty Shades of Isn’t It Nice Being a Lesbian So We Don’t Have To Care About This Grey": Can I get an amen?

Amen! Amen! Amen!

Erin said...

I liked the cute lesbian police officer who was her assistant. :)

Scamp said...

I hope she doesn't wear midriff-baring clothes when on the job.

Mysjkin said...

I'm so excited for the second series! Gillian Anderson is absolutely gorgeous and plays such an interesting character, I just really want to spend more time with Stella Gibson. Jamie Dornan is so bland in the 50 Shades trailer, but in The Fall? Scruffy, scary and sooo sexy!

John Smith said...

WHEN, WHEN!!! Is The Fall coming back ???

Also isn't GA in a new series???

egghead said...

I have an amen for not caring about Grey's so very complicated and complex 50 shades. WTF cares? Lesbians? Nyet. And Amen

Oh Gillian. sigh She makes me weep with pleasure. So talented yet so gorgeous too!

egghead said...

P.S. In that picture it looks like Gillian is "waiting" and one of the famous Snarker categories?! Gillian is "leaning"!! Ahhh. I haven't seen this kind of lean since Maria Bello . . .