'the fall' is a stunning masterpiece of a police procedural and i'm vaguely annoyed i've only just got around to watching it. female protagonist (gillian anderson) trying to catch a man who murders women. doesn't sound revolutionary — but the series deals with rape culture, objectification, normalised violence against women and pervasive sexism in a way i've never really seen before.
highly recommend. s2 is about to start so never a bit time to watch it!
Having a female protagonist (and other female officer of law enforcement) made it possible to articulate, through her, various ideas about male violence against women that seemed important to me. She sees nothing mysterious about what the killer is doing. It’s just misogyny – age-old male violence against women. She sees such violence as endemic in patriarchal societies.
- Allan Cubitt, creator & writer of ‘The Fall’
The leg up at the end tho.
I like the coach, putting his hands on his knees like, “Welp, that wasn’t it.”
i was almost like “oh man that sucks” and then her leg popped and i fucking lost it
That leg is killing me
the chicken from season 1 is more important than larry
In one Kitchen Nightmares episode, he went to a restaurant owned by a black woman who was the head chef, and actually liked the food (a rarity). He then proceeded to kick her out of the kitchen to make her a hostess and let the male chefs she hired take over the cooking.
Why is he so universally liked in the Tumblr social justice community? Why do people act like he would be an amazing defender of the rights of the oppressed? I don’t get it. At all.
Thank you. It is beyond comprehension that tumblr loves this guy so much. Vile human being.