Sundance Channel Goes Miniseries: Top of the Lake Trailer
Here's the trailer, which has a lot of guns, tense performances, and a lot of accents to top it off. I found the accents funny if only because while reading about the film before watching the trailer, I kept saying the title to myself in a posh British accent a la "top of the morning."
Good stuff. I know she's done all sorts of fantastic acting after "The West Wing", including the run on "Mad Men", but I still can't help thinking of Elisabeth Moss as Zoe Bartlett.
And here's the obligatory plot description that uses way too many adjectives and attempts to make every sentence into its own quotable phrase, which has the effect of rendering the prose unreadable:
12 years old and 5 months pregnant, Tui Mitcham walks into a freezing lake ... then disappears. Detective Robin Griffin returns home to investigate, but it's not a simple missing persons case. In this breathtaking but remote mountain town, there are evil forces as powerful as the land itself. And those who offer a glimpse of paradise also provide a path to hell. Trapped where happiness and honest work are just out of reach, Griffin must not only find the girl but also face her own haunting past. With the men that she once left behind now standing in her way, every step closer to solving the case unearths a dangerous truth about herself.
My guess? She was taken by a Yeti, which retrospectively justifies the US government issuing regulations in 1959 for the hunting of the abominable snowman.