Top of the Lake. Mmmm....

(264 Posts)
partystress Sat 13-Jul-13 22:17:46

Weird but has me hooked. Anyone else watching?

valiumredhead Sat 13-Jul-13 22:19:43

Recording it!

specialsubject Sat 13-Jul-13 22:32:59

to see it later - know that part of NZ well so just after the scenery, any plot will be a bonus!

guineapiglet Sat 13-Jul-13 22:49:00

Scenery utterly fab but did keep expecting to see Frodo and some Orcs running around....
Weird plot but very intruiging, will keep watching , i love Jane Campion. Photography was stunning...

eddiemairswife Sat 13-Jul-13 22:54:15

Quite strange but very gripping. Rather a lot of similar looking men which confused me, is there a shortage of razors in New Zealand? Puzzled about the man in the orange tent. Did she know he was going to be there?

cocolepew Sat 13-Jul-13 23:08:43

Bit weird but very beautiful.

carlajean Sat 13-Jul-13 23:11:34

Liked it. Do we know the father of the child, I'm not sure if I missed it. Would also like to know what the guy was doing in the tent and who was in the tent with him the night before. AND what have I seen the female detective in before?

robobear Sat 13-Jul-13 23:13:40

Mad Men!

carlajean Sat 13-Jul-13 23:27:57

Ha! Thank you

outingmyselfprobably Sat 13-Jul-13 23:32:50

I liked it but haven't fully digested it yet.

partystress Sun 14-Jul-13 09:01:30

eddiemairswife he confused me too. Was he Tui's mum's boyfriend or just one more stubbly man?

valiumredhead Sun 14-Jul-13 09:27:38

I loved it, intrigued now as to how the plot will pan out.

UnicornsPooGlitter Sun 14-Jul-13 09:38:37

DH and I enjoyed it too, we'll record the other 5 episodes. We spent some time in NZ, so it's great to see the scenery etc.

So, the female lead (sorry, not sure of her name) previously had a relationship with Tui's half-brother? And his 'friends' attacked her at some point? It's going to be dark / difficult viewing I think

I liked this exchange:
Female lead 'Why do I feel manipulated?'
Her Mum 'I don't know - other people would feel sad.'
<probably paraphrasing>

Who is the actor with long grey hair (GJ?)? I think I recognise her.

DH thought it was set slightly in the past (sexist attitude in the police, old-ish fashioned phone etc), but I thought it was set at about the current time.

lovelychops Sun 14-Jul-13 09:55:51

Think the lady with the long grey hair is Holly Hunter?

Wasn't sure what I thought. Think it's going to be pretty dark, possibly with regards to detective having been attacked in the past. I'll stick with it though.

differentnameforthis Sun 14-Jul-13 10:05:22

Keep watching...twists & turns a plenty! We had it here earlier in the year & I highly recommend it.

UnicornsPooGlitter Sun 14-Jul-13 10:06:37

So, who dunnit?

Obvious suspects are:
Dad
Half-brother
Boy on bus

But, I keep thinking she was telling the truth when she wrote No-one. Although that makes no sense confused. Lots of repetitions of 'No-one' - her Dad ('No-one loves my daughter like I do.'. Something in next week's episode too (can't remember what though). And it's called In the lake, and that's where she tried to end it all... Hmm. grin

differentnameforthis Sun 14-Jul-13 10:06:39

And his 'friends' attacked her at some point?

No, not his friends. Dirty older men!

differentnameforthis Sun 14-Jul-13 10:08:06

Who is the actor with long grey hair (GJ?)

Holly Hunter

differentnameforthis Sun 14-Jul-13 10:09:06

Obvious suspects are:

Chasing the wrong leads...it isn't obvious!

UnicornsPooGlitter Sun 14-Jul-13 10:18:29

I know differentname, they're obvious, therefore probably not the one!

HowGoodIsThat Sun 14-Jul-13 11:30:13

Man in the orange tent is Tui's half brother (another one!) and Robyn followed him back there to return the parcel he left on her doorstep. What was in the parcel, who was the woman in the tent - who knows?

A touch of the Twin Peaks I thought. Beautifully shot and acted but sadly let down by the "humour" of the womens' retreat. I thought those characters were clunky and obvious and jarringly out of place. Having said that, the two thuggish brothers were also clunky and obvious but were just so menacing that they pulled it off, I think.

Peter Mullen was outstanding, as always.

NZ Noir may be my new thing.

eddiemairswife Sun 14-Jul-13 13:10:05

I'm glad others are are confused. I often feel I'm a bit slow when watching, and people get irritated and roll their eyes when I ask what's going on.

BrennieGirl Sun 14-Jul-13 15:12:05

I missed it confused. Does anyone know if it is repeated during the week? I can't find it on the sky guide.

SoftKittyWarmKitty Sun 14-Jul-13 18:49:33

I watched it, thought it was very intriguing. What's the thing with the lake though, as in, people don't go in the lake or they'll die? How did the man dragged behind the boat by the thugs die? Don't think he drowned, so s the water toxic or something?

IdaBlankenship Sun 14-Jul-13 19:51:40

I think I'm going to need a bit of time with this one. I wasn't captivated but it had enough to make me watch next week. I'm not sure NZ should get Jane Campion to do their tourist board ads though - it made the place look really creepy

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