If Criminal Minds has an IQ of 115, then The Fall has an IQ of 145.
Apart from star Gillian Anderson, the cast was almost entirely from Northern Ireland. So there were no fake accents.
The series also happens to feature more beautiful actresses -- mostly as the serial killer's victims -- than any other movie or television show I can think of beside the original (1967 version) of Casino Royale. The point was made in the series that the killer -- much like Ted Bundy -- had a specific physical type that he went for: pretty brunettes in their late twenties or early thirties.
Here are a few of the actresses:
Karen Hassan, born in Belfast in 1981:
And Valene Kane, born in Northern Ireland in 1985:
That killer may not have had the highest morals, but he did have exquisite taste in women.
It's amazing that actresses like Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock, and Julia Roberts become movie stars and actresses who look like those pictured above languish in relative obscurity.