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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 (14 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Johnno (7 episodes, 2013)
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 Matt (7 episodes, 2013)
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 Al (7 episodes, 2013)
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 Grishina (7 episodes, 2013)
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 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)
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 Luke (6 episodes, 2013)
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 Prue (6 episodes, 2013)
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 Mark (6 episodes, 2013)
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 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)
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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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A tó tükre  »

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Nicole Kidman officially joined the second season in June 2016. Negotiations to have her join the show lasted a full year. She was going to be since the beginning of the project in March 2016, but her schedule with Big little lies, who shot from January to June, forced her to join Top of the lake later. So she shot in five weeks all of her role. See more »

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Better than "The Killing"
4 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I do not want to include any spoilers in this review, well because I want you to enjoy this miniseries as much as possible. Top of the Lake tells the story of a young girl named Tui and a detective named Robin. That's all I'm going to you. The best part of this miniseries is its slowness. Most shows bore when they get slow, but this show draws you in and makes you appreciate its slow pace. For god sakes, it took "The Killing" two seasons to tell me who killed the girl. That is definitely too slow, and the girl's family in that show was very boring. This is so unlike this series. You cannot group these two together. It is a very unique insight into humans and our reasonings. With many twists and turns, I highly recommend this show. I have a feeling that this show will have many nominations this year at the Emmys. Tip: The show is available on Netflix, and may be reairing on the Sundance Channel in America or BBC in the UK.


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