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Top of the Lake 

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Obsessed with the disappearance of a 12-year-old pregnant girl near a freezing lake in New Zealand, a brave detective will find herself up against small-town secrets and a side of herself that was meticulously kept at bay.
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2017   2013  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 19 wins & 61 nominations. See more awards »

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...  Robin Griffin 13 episodes, 2013-2017
...  Al Parker 8 episodes, 2013-2017
...  Matt 7 episodes, 2013
...  Johnno 7 episodes, 2013
...  Grishina 7 episodes, 2013
Geneviève Lemon ...  Bunny 7 episodes, 2013
...  Anita 7 episodes, 2013
...  Luke 7 episodes, 2013-2017
...  Tui 7 episodes, 2013-2017
...  Pyke / ... 7 episodes, 2013-2017
...  Miranda Hilmarson 6 episodes, 2017
...  Mary 6 episodes, 2017
...  Prue 6 episodes, 2013
...  Zena 6 episodes, 2013
...  Adrian Butler 6 episodes, 2017
...  Mark 6 episodes, 2013
...  Alexander 'Puss' 6 episodes, 2017
...  Anne-Marie 6 episodes, 2013
Angjee Douangphoumy ...  Joy 6 episodes, 2017
Lauren Dawes ...  Mandy 6 episodes, 2013
...  GJ 6 episodes, 2013
Georgi Kay ...  Melissa 6 episodes, 2013
...  Sinn 6 episodes, 2017
...  Officer Pete 6 episodes, 2013
Elaine Crombie ...  Bev 6 episodes, 2017
...  Caramel 6 episodes, 2017
...  Julia 6 episodes, 2017
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Obsessed with the disappearance of a 12-year-old pregnant girl near a freezing lake in New Zealand, a brave detective will find herself up against small-town secrets and a side of herself that was meticulously kept at bay.

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No ordinary place. No ordinary crime. See more »


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18 March 2013 (USA)  »

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Top of the Lake: China Girl  »

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The Australian Broadcasting Corporation was set to co-produce and help fund the production but pulled out of its deal when Jane Campion cast American Elisabeth Moss in the lead role. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation had only agreed to help fund the project if an Australian or New Zealander was cast in the lead role. After they left the project, UKTV stepped in to co-produce and replace the lost funding. See more »

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Featured in 71st Golden Globe Awards (2014) See more »

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Quality Television
18 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

If I had to describe this mini-series in a few key phrases it would be: beautiful scenery, great acting and a gripping plot.

While the shows synopsis suggests a straightforward detective story, it's focus gradually shifts towards it's main protagonist Robin Griffin (played wonderfully by Elisabeth Moss). As she (and we the viewers) slowly discover more about her past.

The intensity ramps up with each episode and your always left wanting to find out more until it all ends in a satisfying climax.

The series does suffer a bit from male-bashing. It doesn't impact the quality in any way, but don't expect to find any likable men here.


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