Just finished it and was wondering what other people thought. No spoilers here. It was beautifully shot, Moss was interesting, Hunter her usual charismatic weirdo and the other actors equally good. I just couldn't understand all the holes in the story. Did that one guy really just live in a tent? Why were people wearing parkas while others were swimming in the river and frolicking? Anyone?
Top of the Lake -- Jane Champion BBC- NZ series available on Showtime. Anyone?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||07/11/2013|
Campion. It's also on Netflix.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||07/10/2013|
It was shown originally on Sundance Channel in late March through April, by which time it was available on iTunes. We had a long thread about it then that I can't find now.
I loved it, though I confess I didn't understand every element of the story.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||07/10/2013|
^ Such as: if she was visiting her sick mother in her hometown on an extended leave of absence from her job in Australia, where she was presumably a resident, how could she just start working for her hometown police department in New Zealand?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||07/10/2013|
Why are people always being dropped off miles away from where they live?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||07/10/2013|
I watched the Sundance run and missed the original thread, unfortunately. I really enjoyed it and thought Elisabeth Moss did a very good job.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||07/10/2013|
Moss is a great actress. It's a shame she's a scieno.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||07/10/2013|
And OP, if you liked this, you should check out The Fall with Gillian Anderson.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||07/10/2013|
Thanks. The Fall looks great.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||07/10/2013|
If you are actually interested in the opinion of others OP, there is a thread already that you could read.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||07/10/2013|
DL is boring without repetitive threads, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||07/10/2013|
R3 Ur, because she was born in NZ, is therefore a citizen and doesn't need a permit?
Stick to Reba's sitcom.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||07/10/2013|
The whole Holly Hunter guru storyline was just ridiculous...and Hunter chewed more scenery than PAC-Man
|by Anonymous||reply 12||07/10/2013|
R11, that made me laugh, so I'll let it slide, but that's not what I meant.
I mean, she already has a job; she's just visiting her mother on vacation. It just seemed strange that she'd be called about the case in the first place while she's visiting and that she'd then be hired by the local police department, when she already works for a different police department.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||07/11/2013|
I can't remember, but I thought she'd gotten fired by the Sydney PD.
I agree that the Holly Hunter part of the show was like it was in another show entirely. And it was such a small, nothing role. Clearly, Holly felt as if she owed Jane.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||07/11/2013|
I agree as well. I appreciated the character, but it was not at all well-integrated.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||07/11/2013|
[quote]I can't remember, but I thought she'd gotten fired by the Sydney PD.
I thought the reason she was called to consult on Tui's disappearance (which I found strange, as she was in town on personal business) was that she was (still) a detective with the Sydney PD. I guess what confused me was that later the hometown PD fired her, which meant that she had been hired by them. She then lamented "I'm not a detective anymore"; I didn't understand why she didn't still work for Sydney PD.
Other than my confusion over the premise, I enjoyed the series immensely.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||07/11/2013|
Champion intended the role for Sookie, and you can really see it.
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