mixed feelings: a série está bem escrita e desenvolvida e tem excelente cinematografia. também está rodeada de momentos wtf, o que eu costumo apreciar, mas depois tem partes tão cliché, tão desamparadas de lógica, que nos fazem perder o interesse. a personagem principal é a maravilhosa elizabeth moss e adorei peter mullan - wow!
This mini series can obviously hang with cinema in terms of production value. The suspense was alright in the first few episodes and all of the characters had something quite enigmatic about them. In a way it felt like a more elegant or toned down Twin Peaks. However, it was a little too easy to fit the pieces together.
Some characters (or rather, one in particular) are strong and have depth and arouse interest. Others are just floating. And then there are some that are completely rotten in the sense that they are simple-minded, predictable, all black&white and just annoying. The writing is mostly unconvincing. The story repeats itself.. I expected a series much more emotionally intelligent coming from Jane Campion, to be honest.
not enough chars. it's an exercise in how patriarchal and misogyny legacy destroys and ruins from the inside and out. how and why can a 12 year old become pregnant? a subtle exploration of classism and racism in new zealand. every minute is a punch to the face to me. i felt like it was carefully picked and i was never given enough information even until the end. i'll never be able to watch it again i don't think.
Holly Hunter does some more hair acting (See 'Saving Grace'). Elisabeth Moss stops being annoying (See 'Mad Men'). Peter Mullan is powerful as usual (See 'My Name is Joe'). The script isn't great, but I thought it got much better towards the end. I really liked the characters and the setting and wanted it to come back for another season.
Hauntingly beautiful. Jane Campion, Gerard Lee and Garth Davis put together an amazing little story set in this tainted paradise called Laketop, in New Zealand. Elisabeth Moss is incredible and her role as Robin complemented by a nice supporting cast. It was so sad to see the similarities between Robin and Tui unfold throughout the 7 episodes. Glad this is coming back for another season.
the magestic cold landscapes, strange characters, the creepy gj, chemistry of human interaction, subtlety of telling the story - these are the things i loved. some plot points look a bit cheesy though. if campion's making a next season i hope for more weirdness and artistic visual touch. it's unusual and great to whatch a feminist minded tv series.