All things "The Fall"

The new BBC show shares its name with other books, albums, songs and movies

By Prachi Gupta

Published June 5, 2013 7:57PM (EDT)

Salon's Willa Paskin hails BBC's new show on Netflix, "The Fall" as "a kind of compendium of contemporary TV cool":

"There is a period of time before a cliché becomes a cliché when it is just in good taste," writes Paskin. "Edison bulbs to bell bottoms, kale salads to crimped hair: Before they were eye-rollingly ubiquitous and firmly associated with a particular moment they were just cool."

Even its name -- "The Fall" -- hints at the sort of coolness borders on cliché. The idea prompted us to find other art, high and low, which shares the weighty name of the new drama:

1. "The Fall," a 2008 fantasy-adventure film by Tarsem Singh:

2. The Fall, the 80s punk rock band:

3. "The Fall" by Albert Camus

4. A thriller novel called "The Fall", by director Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

5. "The Fall" as an album name by Norah Jones in 2009 and one by The Gorillaz in 2010

6. And "The Fall" as an ELO song:

7. The Avett Brothers song (ft. G Love):

8. And The Weeknd song:

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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