30 best Netflix Shows set outside the US

Photo credit: The Crown/Netflix/Alex Bailey. Acquired from Netflix Media Center
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The Fall – Credit: Netflix
The Fall – Credit: Netflix /

7. The Fall

Avoiding the pitfalls of the classic crime drama, The Fall focuses on the game of cat and mouse while studying its characters rather than trying to find out who is committing all the crimes. In the first episode, it’s revealed that a serial killer, Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan),  is on the loose and the police know about him. They do not know who he is, but the viewer does. Much like a similar program, Dexter, the series almost makes the viewer sympathize with him and possibly make excuses on his behalf. Of course, this version of a serial killer is a pure misogynist, so maybe less so than his counterpart. His crimes are being investigated by Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson).

One of the more intriguing aspects of any media content in this day and age is how reactionary the show or film feels. In the late 00s, the world was obsessed with zombies, thus there were plenty of big theatrical releases centered around them as well ass two premier television dramas focused on the post-apocalyptic world. Now, we’re facing more real issues like equality and representation, and this show is a precise portrayal of a strong, capable woman leading an investigation to find a man who preys on those exact type of women.

The Fall is a BBC product that landed on Netflix in 2016. Though it’s not an original product, it was a highly watched show by Netflix users. With only 17 episodes, it’s a fairly quick watch. Across the internet, viewers and critics raved about seasons one and two, but a drop off for season three really brings into question how sustainable are these intense character dramas.