Review: Top Of The Lake: China Girl (S2 E1/6), Thursday 27th July, BBC2

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We’ve had some heavyweight crime offerings this year – Broadchurch, Twin Peaks, Fargo et al – but perhaps the most eagerly awaited returning crime drama in this house is Jane Campion’s Top Of The Lake, now subtitled China Girl for its second series. Series one was just utterly wonderful – a dream-like procedural the likes of which we’ve never seen before. Elisabeth Moss (who’s been doing some tremendous work recently) returns as Robin Griffin, the Australian detective, who has now returned to her home city, where the body of an Asian sex worker is waiting for her. Judging by this series opener, it’s great to have it back. Continue reading

Interview: Elisabeth Moss, Top Of The Lake: China Girl

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Saying Elisabeth Moss is doing good work at the moment is like saying chocolate is only quite nice. Since mad Men, Moss has starred in series one of Top The Lake – Jane Campion’s dream-like New Zealand-set crime drama – and, more recently, the astonishing and harrowing The Handmaid’s Tale. Now she’s back for series two of Top Of The Lake, subtitled China Girl, and it’s another fantastic piece of work. It starts this week, and we managed to get hold of an interview with Moss, which you can read after the jump. Continue reading

BBC reveals Top Of The Lake: China Girl transmission date

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This year has been a pretty big year when it comes to crime drama, not least because some of the heavy-hitters have returned to our screens. Unforgotten, Broadchurch, Twin Peaks, Fargo et al have all been very welcome, and now another big hitter, Jane Campion’s Top Of The Lake is now back among us. The dreamy first series aired in 2013 – just before this site’s time – and surely would have won that year’s Crime Drama Of The Year. Now we know when the follow-up, Top Of The Lake: China Girl, is due to start. Continue reading

BBC reveals Top Of The Lake: China Girl trailer

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 (C) See Saw Productions Australia – Photographer: Sally Bongers

Surely one of the most anticipated series for 2017 is the follow-up to Jane Campion’s Top Of The Lake – the Kiwi series that really cast an unsettling and woozy spell over us all in 2013. Ahead of its premiere later in the year, the BBC has released the trailer for the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated drama. It’ll make its debut at the Cannes Film Festival later this month. Take a look…

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