4 Reasons You Should Be Watching Top of the Lake
Posted by Rainel on Sat, March 30, 2013 10:00 pm CST
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(Source: Buzzsuger.com)

Jane Campion’s miniseries Top of the Lake is currently airing on the Sundance Channel, and I’m hooked. Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss takes the reins in the seven-part series as Robin, a New Zealand detective investigating a young girl’s disappearance. Tui, the missing 12-year-old girl, is pregnant, and though there are a myriad of questionable men in her life (including Beauty and the Beast‘s Jay Ryan as her half brother), the baby’s paternity is unknown. It could be a straightforward procedural, but Campion (The Piano, Bright Star) weaves a strange and unique mystery. Here’s my case for why Top of the Lake should be at the top of your DVR.

  1. The cast is fantastic. Sure, Peggy is a main character on Mad Men, but she’s constantly walking in Don Draper’s shadow. In Top of the Lake, Moss dons a convincing Kiwi accent as Robin and holds her own as the detective with a past. Holly Hunter also gives a fascinating performance as GJ, the silver-haired leader of a bizarre women’s retreat that has taken up residence by the lake.
  2. The scenery is captivating. The show is set in New Zealand, and the landscape is breathtaking. Robin jogs through lush green forests, the lake mentioned in the title is an expansive and dreary yet majestic body of water in the middle of sloping mountains, and its rocky beaches are inhabited by some strange characters.
  3. The tone is ominous and intriguing. As a fan of The Killing, it struck me that not only is Top of the Lake similar in plot, but also in its dark tone. It’s just as edgy, but instead of being depressing, it’s bizarre. There’s rarely sunshine, and there’s a creepy overtone to nearly every bit of dialogue.
  4. The pace is perfect. The miniseries originally ran in full at the Sundance Film Festival, but it works really well broken up in parts. Each episode ends on a cliffhanger, and Campion reveals just enough about each character to keep you on your toes.

Have you been watching Top of the Lake?

Top of the Lake Screencaps Added to gallery
Posted by Rainel on Wed, March 6, 2013 4:38 am CST
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Check out the screen caps from the first episode of Top of the lake.

Show: Top of the Lake
Episode: 01
Format: Screencaps
Resolution: 1920×1080
Caps: 190

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New Top of the Lake Promo stills
Posted by Rainel on Thu, February 28, 2013 9:35 pm CST
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I have added a couple more Top of the Lake promo stills to the gallery.

Top of the Lake Promo Still
Posted by Rainel on Sun, January 20, 2013 11:08 pm CST
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I happened to come across this photo when searching the net. Its a still of Jay in top of the lake. Gotta say I’m liking this look for him. You can see the promo for Top of the Lake on our video page. There are more promo stills and screencaps in our gallery.


Top of the Lake Promo
Posted by Rainel on Sat, January 19, 2013 7:18 pm CST
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