Three episodes into Top of the Lake and there have
already been two barf scenes. Thai mom of the missing pregnant 12-year-old and
Elizabeth Moss…I actually forget why she threw up.
Ok, I already watched all seven episodes before I
got around to posting this. I've turned into one of those Netflix bingers that
I find distasteful. It's not the marathoning that I hate, but that it tends to
be non-TV-owners or people who say they don't watch TV (you're still a consumer
if you're watching Netflix, Hulu or something similar) and then they are
seasons behind on everything so you can't even talk to them without being a
spoilsport. I want to talk about TV! (I have no one to talk to about this
I have a expensive-to-me cable package that still
doesn't have the Sundance Channel, so I watched this through a borrowed Netflix
login (which apparently they're about to abolish?). I do now see the beauty of
watching a series unfold one episode after the other instead of waiting a week
for the plot to develop further.
Top of the Lake is like The Killing if it were good,
creepier, more violent and heavier on the womyn. Plus, New Zealand instead of
Seattle. I do find Joel Kinnaman more attractive than Thomas M. Wright, whom I think ladies are supposed to like.