Top of the Lake (2013)

TV Mini-Series  |  TV-MA  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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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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 Johnno (7 episodes, 2013)
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 Matt (7 episodes, 2013)
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 Al (7 episodes, 2013)
Skye Wansey ...
 Grishina (7 episodes, 2013)
Geneviève Lemon ...
 Bunny (7 episodes, 2013)
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 Anita (7 episodes, 2013)
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 GJ (7 episodes, 2013)
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 Zena (6 episodes, 2013)
Kip Chapman ...
 Luke (6 episodes, 2013)
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 Prue (6 episodes, 2013)
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 Mark (6 episodes, 2013)
Alison Bruce ...
 Anne-Marie (6 episodes, 2013)
Lauren Dawes ...
 Mandy (6 episodes, 2013)
Georgi Kay ...
 Melissa (6 episodes, 2013)
Jacqueline Joe ...
 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)
Edward Campbell ...
 Putty (4 episodes, 2013)
Byron Coll ...
 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 ...
 The Naked Lady (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Scuzz (3 episodes, 2013)
Connor Olivia Moore ...
 Kayla (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Mike (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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The character of GJ is loosely based on the Indian 'anti-guru' U.G. Krishnamurti. See more »

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Worth watching for top villain
29 April 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Come for the chilling performance from Scottish actor Peter Mullan, who is scary as hell, but has some fascinating vulnerabilities. Overall, real nice pacing with this mini-series. It unravels at a pensive pace, with just enough realistic twists to keep it believable. All the action has a a slowed- down feel. Almost dream-like. This series is very much about empowering women, and how men are perverted animals, but sadly, you only need to read the news to see that claim isn't much of a stretch. Hollywood should take note of Mullan and not pass up the chance to cast this guy in another villain role. There's nothing more terrifying than a sociopath Scot who whips himself in penance for some deep Oedipal shame. Give this series a chance, but know that it's slow and methodical. It's an uncomfortable ride with evil.


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