Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake
by Toby Woollaston
Typically I’m not one to champion watching television. Most of the junk on the box I find annoyingly addictive and such a huge investment of time that could otherwise be spent watching a film. So as of late I have eliminated nearly all television watching, and I must say that I’m really enjoying the freedom. That’s not to say there isn’t any good television out there … there are always a few notable miniseries knocking around. But again, its a real investment in time that I’m weary of. However, here’s one that I’m particular excited about. Written and directed by Jane Campion (who I think is an exceptional director), Top of the Lake is set in rural New Zealand and will star David Wenham, Mad Men’s Elizabeth Moss, and Holly Hunter. Premieres in the U.S. in March so hopefully N.Z. will have it soon after. Looks like I have my TV watching sorted for autumn already! You can read more about the mini series here.