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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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 18 wins & 59 nominations. See more awards »
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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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Top of the Lake: China Girl  »

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The character of GJ is loosely based on the Indian 'anti-guru' U.G. Krishnamurti. See more »

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Featured in The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards (2013) See more »

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Fantastic show
30 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

What a fantastic show this is so far! The acting is top notch, the atmosphere is spot on, the cinematography is breathtaking and its just really well done overall.

While I watched the first 3 episodes I kept saying "Wow, what a wonderful surprise this is!" and "This reminds me of Twin Peaks a bit".

I was not expecting much here, but I saw a handful of new shows had started, all of them sucked but this one is top notch. If you like shows with good acting, atmosphere and cinematography give it a try. Can't wait to get it on DVD one day! There really is nothing wrong with this show, very rare that I say that but this is the best new show since the other year when Homeland and BOSS started up.

9.5/10 so far and I cannot wait to see more episodes!


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