Broadchurch & Top of the Lake

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Broadchurch & Top of the Lake

Postby TheArm » Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:40 pm

Not strictly TP-related, but I HIGHLY recommend both of these foreign TV imports to TP fans. Both series seem to share a lot of TP's DNA and are not only clearly influenced by the show, but unlike many lame copycats (I'm looking at you, Happy Town), these 2 shows are really top-notch. Broadchurch is airing now on BBC America and Top of the Lake is streaming on NetFlix. You will not be disappointed (and they are much better than The Killing, btw).

Anybody else a fan?
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Re: Broadchurch & Top of the Lake

Postby Mastershake » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:25 am

Oh yes, loved Broadchurch, great show. But I didn't like TOTL so much, wasn't bad, just not so great for me.
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Re: Broadchurch & Top of the Lake

Postby Si78 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:13 am

I couldn't get into Top of the Lake, but I loved Broadchurch. LOVED it. It reminded me of Twin Peaks so much in the way that it actually took some time to explore the grief of the victim's family.
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Re: Broadchurch & Top of the Lake

Postby Jasper » Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:20 pm

Based on this thread I think I should at least check out Broadchurch.

Thanks for the recommendations.
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Re: Broadchurch & Top of the Lake

Postby Jasper » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:49 am

I watched Broadchurch back in September after this thread, and I enjoyed it a lot. Very good.

Some Twin Peaks parallels (especially the way it begins), but it is absolutely not Twin Peaks. At one point the young black-haired detective is offered coffee, and he says he doesn't drink coffee, to which the dejected coffee-bearer responds "Of course you don't". I like to pretend that's a "this is not Twin Peaks" joke, but I don't really know if it is.

Apparently it was meant as a one-off, but they're now planning on a second season, or a second series, as Brits say.
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Re: Broadchurch & Top of the Lake

Postby Brad D » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:18 am

I really need to check out Top of the Lake... and for the record, I am really excited to see the final six episodes of The Killing. Hoo-rah Netflix. Just finished up S1 of Orange is the New Black (completely not TP related) but I thought it was brilliant.
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Re: Broadchurch & Top of the Lake

Postby qbin2001 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:14 am

Brad D wrote:I really need to check out Top of the Lake...

Waste of time IMO. I watched 4 episodes and the last three on rewind. Boring, pointless and disappointing.

Brad D wrote:and for the record, I am really excited to see the final six episodes of The Killing.


This season was really good. Can wait for the final one.

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