Top of the Lake is available to buy on DVD today from Amazon and iTunes.
“A 12 year old girl, walks chest deep into the freezing waters of a South Island lake in New Zealand. She is five months pregnant and won’t say who the father is. Then she disappears. Robin Griffin is a gutsy but inexperienced detective called in to investigate. But as Robin becomes more and more obsessed with the search for Tui, she slowly begins to realise that finding Tui is tantamount to finding herself – a self she has kept well hidden. Set against one of the most amazing and untouched landscapes left on the planet, Top of the Lake is a powerful and haunting story about our search for happiness where the dream of paradise attracts it dark twin, the fall. Starring: Elizabeth Moss, Holly Hunter and Peter Mullan Written and Directed by Jane Campion”
We have been a bit spoilt for choice recently with good TV drama series; The Fall, The Returned, Southcliffe. Top of the Lake was unfortunately scheduled for around the same time as The Americans were shown on ITV which had picked up steady ratings over the weeks. I was intrigued by Top of the Lake because of Elizabeth Moss (Mad Men) and because the trailer had looked intriguing. It did take me a while to get into the series itself and I did think it was slow in places and did drag midway through the series but I am glad that I stuck with it for the finale. A series worth watching but needed to be given a much better timeslot (not my idea of Saturday night TV) and worthy of a re-run soon.
Also includes a behind the scenes look into the series.