Top of the Lake (2017)

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China Girl
Top of the Lake

Critics Consensus

Top of the Lake remains impressively idiosyncratic and ambitious in its second season, even if the plot of this six-episode arc isn't quite as tightly wound as its predecessor's.

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Critic Ratings: 61

56%

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User Ratings: 9

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Episodes

Air date: Jul 27, 2017

Despite being haunted by the baby she placed for adoption, detective Robin Griffin takes a new case when a body washes up on Bondi beach.

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Air date: Aug 3, 2017

Robin puts together some theories about the pregnancy and murder; the meeting with Mary is put in jeopardy.

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Air date: Aug 10, 2017

Robin ignores the threat of a case against her and relishes in her new relationship with Mary.

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Air date: Aug 17, 2017

Robin ignores the threat of Al Parker's case against her.

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Air date: Aug 24, 2017

Miranda drops a bombshell that brings her closer to the dead girl.

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Air date: Aug 31, 2017

Robin is faced with the kidnapping of Mary.

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Robin Griffin

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Gwendoline Christie
Miranda Hilmarson

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Alexander

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Ewen Leslie
Pyke

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Alice Englert
Mary

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Julia

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Adrian Butler

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Bootie

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Neeson

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Carson

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Brett

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Ray - Pathologist

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Christiaan Van Vuuren
Stally

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Officer Sizzla

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Dang

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Mo

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Bev

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Susie Lindeman
Pixie

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Marg Downey
Isadore

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Emile Sherman
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Iain Canning
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Critic Reviews for Top of the Lake: China Girl

Audience Reviews for Top of the Lake: China Girl

  • Mar 22, 2022
    I may have to give up on this series after three episode - everyone is just too nasty particularly the male characters. What's the male of misogynist? Misandrogist? Anyway, that. From the chief cop to Mary's freakish boyfriend, to the shot cop from the previous series (an unbelievable cad, to use an old word), to the porn-loving students. The boyfriend Johnno from the previous series, a likeable character if ever there was (who Robin was going to marry) is now disdainfully swatted away like a fly. The writers/directors seem to really have it in for men. And there's a female(?) cop who's weird to the point of surreal, and doesn't seem consistent: at first adoring of Robin (the lead), then not. And Robin herself, though impressive, always seems poised on the point of breakdown - not surprising, perhaps, given what's made to happen to her in this series. A very bleak view of human nature. No Australian beach paradise, this.
  • May 09, 2021
    Very poorly written. Leaves you frustrated, in almost all the episodes. Can't bear the ending (or not an ending at all) as well.

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