RIVER stars the excellent, Swedish born STELLAN SKARSGARD as a London detective who has suffered extreme trauma regarding the deaths he's had to face in his life. But for most of his life he's seen what most of us would call ghosts, but which he can only describe as "manifests".
THE FALL stars GILLIAN ANDERSON of X-FILES fame. She's a high-ranking British detective called to Belfast, Ireland, to help solve a recent murder that turns out to be a serial killing. What's wonderful about this show is that the viewer knows from the beginning who the killer (played by JAMIE DORNAN) is and we fallow his double life in a parallel, and often overlapping, story as GILLIAN ANDERSON, as Detective Stella Gibson, tries desperately to find him before he kills again.