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Top of the Lake. Mmmm....

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partystress Sat 13-Jul-13 22:17:46

Weird but has me hooked. Anyone else watching?

diddl Sun 21-Jul-13 10:10:28

"I think the attitude of the police will be explained soon"-yeah-like they're in on ithmm

That'll be original!!

UnicornsPooGlitter Sun 21-Jul-13 12:00:52

Aw, I really like parts of this, but some of the criticisms on this thread are justified. I'll stick with it for now.

susiedaisy Sun 21-Jul-13 17:43:33

It's quirky but I quite like it!

Nancy66 Sun 21-Jul-13 18:51:08

I'm enjoying it. Elizabeth Moss' accent is bothering me though.

3MonthMaid Sun 21-Jul-13 20:44:02

I'm struggling to understand them blush usually have this problem with US stuff but not expecting this!

missbopeep Sun 21-Jul-13 21:13:36

It's atmospheric but I kept wondering why the female cop ( sorry forgotten her name) was going into dangerous situations alone, with no back up etc.......

I did enjoy learning that sheeps' vaginas are the nearest and best thing to ours grin

valiumredhead Sun 21-Jul-13 22:36:14

The closing scene with the shower sent shivers down my spinesad

M2GMOJK Mon 22-Jul-13 01:16:06

It's on BBC2. You could probably watch it on I-player. It makes for uncomfortable viewing in places, but we are sticking with it.

Sixfeetandcounting Mon 22-Jul-13 01:59:46

Keep watching people. It gets better and better and I had less trouble understanding the accents in the later episodes. I live in Queenstown NZ, the area where it is set - the lake water is freeeeezing so the guy either drowned or had a heart attack from the cold. They basically give you 20 minutes to survive if you fall in. Brrr!

Peter Mullan is flipping awesome! He steals every scene he is in.

mrswishywashy Mon 22-Jul-13 04:05:02

I come from the real top of the lake, Glenorchy. Getting married there in three weeks. So exciting to see the scenery and pick out extras that I know.

We swam in the lake as children, jumping off the wharf and then drying out on the wharf before jumping in again.

Oblomov Mon 22-Jul-13 08:15:32

Am finding it very slow and a bit boring.
Like The Village. F**king depressing.
I can't take to the Female Cop. She communicates in almost one word sentences. Barely. I appreciate there is history with her mum, but for Pete's sake.
It is deliberately obtuse and weird, just to impress us?
Dh and I are just not sure .....

Oblomov Mon 22-Jul-13 08:17:55

The best bit was the 7 minute fuck. And how 3 of them attempted to go for the $100 bill. Ha ha.

secretscwirrels Mon 22-Jul-13 09:37:57

Watching this with 17 year old DS <cringe>. I am on the point of giving up as it seems to be going nowhere. Tui's father is truly scary.

Pascha Mon 22-Jul-13 09:47:02

I found the first episode good but the second one very slow. I will watch next week but I'm not really hooked.

waikikamookau Mon 22-Jul-13 09:58:42

the scenery is absolutely beautiful.

Lottapianos Mon 22-Jul-13 11:51:27

The guy who went to the hotel room with that woman said his name was Sarge. Sarge was one of the names mentioned by Johno in episode 1 when he was trying to apologise to Robin for something - he also was trying to update her on what some of the local guys were doing now, and one of the names was Sarge. I thought the implication at the time was that Robin had been attacked (raped?) by some of the local young men years ago, although I'm sure we'll find out more as the weeks go on.

I'm not sure about it - it's beautiful to look at and very atmospheric. I do find a lot of the dialogue extremely mumbled though and it's seriously slow-moving.

partystress Mon 22-Jul-13 12:44:20

Grippingly horrible and horribly gripping this week I thought. Was there a room hidden behind the bathroom? What did Psycho Dad hand over to Bent Top Cop in the boat - money or drugs? Why did Brusque Businessman with Chopper take a blind bit of notice of Holly Hunter? Going away this week so will have to wait 3 weeks to catch up!

BirdyBedtime Mon 22-Jul-13 12:46:27

I'm still not decided on whether I like it or not! The main storyline is interesting but I find the side story of GJ and the retreat odd and distracting. Agree that the scenery is amazing and re-affirms my wish to visit NZ at some point.

HellonHeels Mon 22-Jul-13 17:03:36

It's irritating me and seems a bit daft and also rather grim but I'm going to stick with it. Enjoyed episode 2 more than the first one.

Accents ridiculous. I'm a NZer and having trouble understanding what people are saying (have been in UK for many years though, maybe I've lost my ear for them?)

Police procedures seem less than believable, based on everything I've learned from the Bill, the Killing and Night Cops grin

I enjoyed helicopter dad, bit of light relief.

HellonHeels Mon 22-Jul-13 17:06:06

The 7 minute fuck was a good change of mood.

Hippy/women's camp / refuge grated on me - far too stereotyped. I don't really get the Holly Hunter character - is she supposed to be a guru kinda thing?

Chivetalking Mon 22-Jul-13 17:25:46

Liked episode 1 but found no 2 slooooow. Loving scary Scottish dad though. He makes it IMO.

It'll get another chance from me but if it doesn't speed up a bit I can't say beyond that.

madeit Mon 22-Jul-13 17:48:08

Yes I was born and raised in that area of NZ. It's just stunning. But just to set the record straight there might be some weird/eccentric characters in that part of the worldand there are also interesting, stable amazing people. I'm not biased!

Xmasbaby11 Mon 22-Jul-13 18:37:14

episode 2 was so slow I actually fell asleep! It looks beautiful but like most thrillers, the rural inhabitants never come off well.

dogindisguise Mon 22-Jul-13 19:54:22

Loved scenery but found it a bit slow and weird. The police are too sexist, the women's retreat seems very stereotypical. Would a girl found to be pregnant be taken to a police station or would she have visits at home from social workers/counsellors?

BrokenBananaTantrum Mon 22-Jul-13 20:03:13

Is Tui under the shower?

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