For those who have already seen this haunting mini-series, it will not come as a surprise to you that lead actress, Elisabeth Moss, won a Golden Globe for her performance in it. I only just watched the seven-episode series, over two return flights, and was both captivated and riveted by it. For those of you who haven’t seen it, it is well worth the seven-hour time investment. The beauty of watching it now, is that you can feast on all episodes back-to-back and don’t have to bite your nails in suspense, waiting for a week’s time to pass between them as you would have to during a current television airing. Filmed and set in a fictitious small town in New Zealand, the mystery-drama follows a detective, Robin Griffin (Elisabeth Moss), investigating the disappearance of a pregnant 12-year-old girl, Tui Mitcham. The foreshadowing is somewhat predictable, but there are just enough small-town secrets and elaborately introduced plot-lines to keep your interest intact. Holly Hunter plays a curious character, GJ, an odd, androgynous, oracle figure, truth-teller, spiritual leader [that was a mouthful] of a new age women’s group. It is as dark and disturbing as it is beautiful. What I remember most throughout the series was a brilliant showcasing of human frailties, faults, doubts and inadequacies. Top of the Lake comes to a distinct ending and the series co-creator, Jane Campion, says there will be no additional seasons. This is the only disappointing thing I found about it. Available on NetFlix and iTunes.