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REVIEW and COMPETITION: Top of the Lake

Top of the Lake is a co-produced miniseries, which will be released on BBC DVD from August 19th 2013. We were sent a review copy to watch and have literally just blown our entire afternoon going through the
entire thing!

We watched the first episode and weren’t really sure. There was clearly a lot going on and the potential for some complex characters and interesting plot twists, but it was a little confusing. But from the second episode onwards we were hooked. It’s unpredictable, complex and tense – a real edge of the seat drama that kept us guessing all the way through (admittedly we had guessed the grand finale by the fourth episode, but that didn’t spoil the fun, we just had to see how things panned out).

Unsurprisingly, this series has been written, produced and directed by a number of Oscar winners. Filmed and set against a breath taking New Zealand backdrop, Top of the Lake follows the story of Tui, a 12 year old girl who walks chest deep into a freezing lake. She is five months pregnant and will not speak of who the father is. Shortly after she disappears. 

An inexperienced detective, Robin Griffin is brought from Sydney to investigate and she becomes increasingly obsessed with the search for Tui. And lots, lots more. There is the legend of the devil’s heart in the bottom of the lake, a rapidly expanding commune of displaced women in ‘Paradise’ property and midnight kayaking. Along with violence, repressed memories, death, illness, love, adultery, jealousy and despair.

Top of the Lake stars Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), David Wenham (Lord of the Rings), Peter Mullan (War Horse) and Holly Hunter (The Piano). They are all excellent, especially Holly Hunter. Faultless performances.

I would highly recommend watching this, I would happily give it 9 out of 10 Extreme Points for a fascinating plot, nail biting drama and fantastic acting. And, because I am so pleased to recommend Top of the Lake to you I would also like to offer you the opportunity to win a copy of the DVD for your very own! Just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter below. And if you aren’t a lucky winner, you can get the DVD or blu-ray from Amazon or iTunes.



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Laura

Bestselling author and freelance food & drinks writer. Director of creative agency Thirst Media, helping small businesses reach their full potentially. Champion of pubs and breweries.

0 thoughts on “REVIEW and COMPETITION: Top of the Lake

  • Sounds really gripping and the typical drama I watch. 🙂

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  • I didnt manage to see this but my friends say its very good.

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  • It sounds interesting & the sort of drama to keep me interested, i would like to see this ..

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  • This sounds like a great drama for me and hubby to watch after the kids have gone to bed 🙂

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  • It sounds very interesting and I love the landscape.

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  • I watched the first 2 episodes, then missed the next ones. I don't have time to catch up on iplayer and would love to see the rest of it.

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  • Missed it on TV and would very much like to see it

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  • I need another drama in my life! I would love something new to keep my hooked through the summer!

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  • I have heard some really good reviews from friends so would love to watch it

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  • I started watching it on TV, then missed a couple so way behind and would love to watch it to catch up.

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  • I have watched some of this on iplayer and so far it is really good, can't wait to see the rest.

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  • It looks so interesting, and telly seems rubbish these days so something gripping to watch would cheer me up in the evenings!

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  • Top of the lake looks like a weired but unique film that strays from the average linear storyline.

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  • I saw one episode of this and was hooked. I would love to win the whole series

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  • I'd like something to keep my occupied while I wait for the arrival of my little girl, due in 8 weeks

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