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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 GJ (7 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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In January 2013, it became the first television series ever to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Later, the entire series was screened at the Berlin Film Festival. See more »

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Entertainmnet? I don't think so.
21 August 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Apart from the fact that the dialogue is gratuitously offensive, it is also offensive in portraying New Zealanders as a bunch of corrupt idiots. The only winner is the scenery, but even this can't save the viewer from the full frontal assault on their tolerance to flawed foul mouthed characters with no integrity or morals whatsoever. When you don't care if the whole lot of them drown themselves in the lake, then it's time to switch off. In my case this was half way through episode three, when I was feeling increasingly uncomfortable as each scene unfolded with no advancement of a very thin plot. It's all been done before.Where was Elizabeth Moss's Kiwi accent? Why did Peter Mullen reprise the same boorish psycho character as in The Fear? For those who rated this a 10. Wake up, this is not art!


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