And the good news is, it’s available on Netflix.
Once you’ve recovered from the dramatic finale to the latest season of Game of Thrones (DON’T TELL ME WHAT HAPPENS. I haven’t watched it yet.) and you’re done with the latest instalment of hijinks from inside Litchfield Penitentiary, you may be left with a massive hole in your life some spare time on your hands.
Instead of braving the cold and venturing outside the house, we have a better idea.
Watch The Fall.
Now, if not sooner.
It’s a BBC psychological thriller (available on Netflix) about a serial killer on the loose in Northern Ireland. The killer, Paul Spector (played by Jamie Dornan), hunts down attractive brunette women, then kills them, poses them and photographs them. London cop Stella Gibson is brought over to Belfast to lead the investigation into the murders and track down the man responsible.
Here is a creepy, goosebump-inducing trailer to get you intrigued:
This is why you need to watch it:
1. It stars Scully.
If, like me, you’ve spent the past 13 years wondering what ever happened to The X-Files’ skeptical redhead, Dana Scully, worry no more.
Gillian Anderson returns to the small screen in all her tough-talking glory. She is also an executive producer of the show (the only female one).
And – some trivia – her English accent is real. Anderson moved from England to Michigan at age 11 and was teased for her accent.
(For The X-Files enthusiasts, she will be returning as Scully in a The X-Files revival series currently being filmed, according to IMDB.)
2. It is equal parts gripping and disturbing.
From the freaky ways in which Spector meets and stalks his victims (think purposefully knocking a woman’s wallet off a bar counter and handing it back minus the drivers licence), to the way he murders and then treats them (painting their nails, obsessively sketching them), it’s a bum-clenching, breath-taking ride.