Top of the Lake

Top of the LakeBy Cara

I had heard about this miniseries through the AV Club’s TV website.  Mistakenly, I came in at episode 4, which was both dumb and annoying.  I quickly rectified that and am now caught up on all aired episodes.  Elisabeth Moss (of Mad Men fame but since I don’t watch Mad Men, I’m going to say she’s of West Wing fame) is an Australian police detective named Robin who is home in New Zealand while her mom undergoes cancer treatment.  While she’s there, she is called in by the local police to investigate the possible pregnancy of a 12-year-old girl, Tui Mitcham.  Tui won’t tell Robin who the father could be, and within a few days, Tui disappears from the area, leaving behind the horse she was riding on.

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