Top of the Lake (2013)

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When pregnant, 12-year-old Tui tries to kill herself in a freezing New Zealand lake, Detective Robin Griffin has plenty of questions for the girl. But when Tui suddenly disappears, Griffin finds herself knee-deep in small-town secrets.

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 Robin (7 episodes, 2013)
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 Mark (6 episodes, 2013)
Alison Bruce ...
 Anne-Marie (6 episodes, 2013)
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 Mandy (6 episodes, 2013)
Georgi Kay ...
 Melissa (6 episodes, 2013)
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 Tui (6 episodes, 2013)
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 Officer Pete (6 episodes, 2013)
Calvin Tuteao ...
 Turangi (5 episodes, 2013)
Gavin Rutherford ...
 Officer Joy (5 episodes, 2013)
Oscar Redding ...
 Sarge (4 episodes, 2013)
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 Jude (4 episodes, 2013)
Erica Englert ...
 Narelle (4 episodes, 2013)
Luke Buchanan ...
 Jamie (4 episodes, 2013)
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 Simone (4 episodes, 2013)
Eddie Campbell ...
 Putty (4 episodes, 2013)
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 Penguin (4 episodes, 2013)
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 Terry (4 episodes, 2013)
Layne Opetaia ...
 Daniel (4 episodes, 2013)
Sam Dickson ...
 Jase (4 episodes, 2013)
James Blake ...
 Shotover (4 episodes, 2013)
Dra McKay ...
 Delia (3 episodes, 2013)
Griz Pomirska ...
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 Scuzz (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Kayla (3 episodes, 2013)
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When pregnant, 12-year-old Tui tries to kill herself in a freezing New Zealand lake, Detective Robin Griffin has plenty of questions for the girl. But when Tui suddenly disappears, Griffin finds herself knee-deep in small-town secrets.

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No ordinary place. No ordinary crime.


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18 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

If I had to describe this mini-series in a few key phrases it would be: beautiful scenery, great acting and a gripping plot.

While the shows synopsis suggests a straightforward detective story, it's focus gradually shifts towards it's main protagonist Robin Griffin (played wonderfully by Elisabeth Moss). As she (and we the viewers) slowly discover more about her past.

The intensity ramps up with each episode and your always left wanting to find out more until it all ends in a satisfying climax.

The series does suffer a bit from male-bashing. It doesn't impact the quality in any way, but don't expect to find any likable men here.


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