History Series / TopOfTheLake

29th Mar '16 2:18:14 PM AnCeithreMarcach
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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Peter Mullan barely seems to be trying to hide his native Glaswegian accent, particularly when he yells and swears at his sons near the end.



* ParentalIncest: May, possibly, have occurred between Matt and Tui.

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* ParentalIncest: May, possibly, have Robin suspects this occurred between Matt and Tui.



* RapeAsBackstory: Robin was a victim of a gang rape, leading her to think that Tui's "no one" means that she wasn't raped by ''one'' man, but multiple men. Al points out that her history is coloring her judgement. [[spoiler:Turns out that he's the head of a sex ring where wealthy businessmen drug and rape kids, so Robin might be right even though Tui wouldn't know it, and Al is deliberately misleading her.]]

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* RapeAsBackstory: Robin was a victim of a gang rape, leading her to think that Tui's "no one" means that she wasn't raped by ''one'' man, but multiple men. Al points out that her history is coloring her judgement. [[spoiler:Turns out that he's the head of a sex ring where wealthy businessmen drug and rape kids, so Robin might be is right even though for the wrong reasons: Tui wouldn't genuinely doesn't know it, she was raped, and Al is deliberately misleading her.]]



** The show also doesn't completely resolve [[spoiler:who the father of Tui's baby was. Tui doesn't remember who it was and while Al claims it was Matt, he isn't a reliable source seeing as there's also a lot of evidence pointing to him or one of his "clients".]]

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** The show also doesn't completely resolve [[spoiler:who the father of Tui's baby was. Tui doesn't remember who it was and while Al claims it was Matt, he isn't a reliable source seeing as there's also a lot of evidence pointing almost certainly doctored the test results to him or one of cover up his "clients".paedophile ring.]]



* SurpriseIncest: [[spoiler:Robin and Johnno, seeing as Robin is Matt's daughter. Disturbingly, she's very keen to continue the relationship even after she discovers this. It's subverted later, though, with the reveal that Johnno isn't actually Matt's son.]]

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* SurpriseIncest: [[spoiler:Robin and Johnno, seeing as Robin is Matt's daughter. Disturbingly, she's very keen to continue the relationship even after she discovers this. It's subverted later, though, with the reveal that Johnno isn't actually Matt's son.]]



* TeenPregnancy: Tui. Deconstructed in that she has a regular 12-year-old's opinion to children; she's disinterested and even disgusted in the ultrasound, and when Noah's born, she'd rather play with her friends and doesn't understand why he's crying, wishing that he'd shut up. GJ has to tell her to get her act together in the last scene of the show.
* TheEndingChangesEverything: [[spoiler:Al is the leader of a paedophile ring, and may very well have lied about Tui's baby's parentage. Also, Matt is Robin's father but ''not'' Johnno's.]]

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* TeenPregnancy: Tui. Deconstructed in that she has a regular 12-year-old's opinion to children; she's disinterested and even disgusted in the ultrasound, and when Noah's born, she'd rather play with her friends and doesn't understand why he's crying, wishing that he'd shut up. GJ has to tell her to get her act together in the last scene of the show.
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* TheEndingChangesEverything: [[spoiler:Al is the leader of a paedophile ring, and may very well have almost certainly lied about Tui's baby's parentage. Also, Matt is Robin's father but ''not'' Johnno's.]]



* WhosYourDaddy: A big plot point is trying to figure out who the father of Tui's baby is; when Robin asks her who impregnated her, she writes down "no one." [[spoiler:Turns out she really ''doesn't'' know; she admits that she doesn't know how it happened and it was most likely drugged at the time. Al says that Matt's the father, but that may or may not be him covering up for his sex ring.]]

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* WhosYourDaddy: A big plot point is trying to figure out who the father of Tui's baby is; when Robin asks her who impregnated her, she writes down "no one." [[spoiler:Turns out she really ''doesn't'' know; she admits that she doesn't know how it happened and it was most likely drugged at the time. Al says that Matt's the father, but that may or may not be that's almost certainly just him covering up for his sex ring.]]
23rd Dec '15 2:14:51 AM LondonKdS
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* SuicideBySea: The series begins with Tui being rescued from an attempt to drown herself in the lake.
9th Sep '15 5:58:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Tui, obviously. [[spoiler:Deconstructed in that she has a regular 12-year-old's opinion to children; she's disinterested and even disgusted in the ultrasound, and when Noah's born, she'd rather play with her friends and doesn't understand why he's crying, wishing that he'd shut up. GJ has to tell her to get her act together in the last scene of the show.]]


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* TeenPregnancy: Tui. Deconstructed in that she has a regular 12-year-old's opinion to children; she's disinterested and even disgusted in the ultrasound, and when Noah's born, she'd rather play with her friends and doesn't understand why he's crying, wishing that he'd shut up. GJ has to tell her to get her act together in the last scene of the show.
26th Jun '15 10:22:13 AM Morgenthaler
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A ''TwinPeaks''-like thriller series directed by Jane Campion, and starring, among others ElisabethMoss, Holly Hunter, and LucyLawless.

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A ''TwinPeaks''-like ''Series/TwinPeaks''-like thriller series directed by Jane Campion, and starring, among others ElisabethMoss, Holly Hunter, and LucyLawless.
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28th Apr '15 7:32:02 PM toongrrl1990
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A ''TwinPeaks''-like thriller series directed by Jane Campion, and starring, among others HollyHunter and LucyLawless.

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A ''TwinPeaks''-like thriller series directed by Jane Campion, and starring, among others HollyHunter ElisabethMoss, Holly Hunter, and LucyLawless.
19th Nov '14 5:55:23 AM LondonKdS
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* Screwthisimouttahere: [[spoiler:G.J. gets fed up with the commune and leaves in the final scene of the finale, despite Tui begging her not to go.]]

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* Screwthisimouttahere: ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler:G.J. gets fed up with the commune and leaves in the final scene of the finale, despite Tui begging her not to go.]]
17th Oct '14 3:45:28 PM Noraneko
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It was announced on October 16, 2014 that it has been renewed for a second season.
14th Jul '14 9:30:18 PM Noraneko
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** Johnno kicking Sarge out of town. A woman even applauds him as he's doing it.
14th Jul '14 9:22:33 PM Noraneko
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* TheDogBitesBack: After bullying and threatening them, Matt's attacked by his two sons, who blame him for their problems (which probably isn't too far off the mark).



* FanService: Robin has quite a few lingerie and nude scenes.

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* FanService: Robin has quite a few lingerie and nude scenes. On the flipside, Johnno is basically a walking fanservice machine.



* FromBadToWorse: The finale. [[spoiler:Matt is killed by Tui. Tui is brought to the commune with her baby, but goes missing along with some friends. Robin goes over to Al's house and finds the pedophile ring that's been alluded to for the last few episodes.]]



* KickTheSonOfABitch: To some, Matt's sons finally standing up to their abusive father. [[spoiler:Though it turns out that Matt isn't the worst character on the show by far, and by the end of the final episode, it's clear that his unintentional drowning of child rapist Bob Platt was this.]]



* MoodWhiplash: Matt takes ecstasy with a woman from the commune. The two get half-naked together and have a good time in the wilderness, and it seems as though Matt's having a serious PetTheDog moment... And then he takes her to his mother's grave, she stands on it, and then he starts whipping himself with a belt. [[FromBadToWorse It goes downhill from there.]]
** A birthday party hosted by Tui's friends is lighthearted and fun; [[spoiler:They're caught by Matt's men and Jamie dies shortly after.]]



* ObviouslyEvil: Matt is set up to be this way; Tui even points a gun at him in the first episode. [[spoiler:He's a bastard, sure, but he's not the BigBad.]]



* OnlySaneMan: Al seems to be the only competent or level-headed cop in a BadCopIncompetentCop station. This starts to slip when Robin finds out that he's been covering up investigations. [[spoiler:Turns out he's the biggest villain in the entire force.]]



* Screwthisimouttahere: [[spoiler:G.J. gets fed up with the commune and leaves in the final scene of the finale, despite Tui begging her not to go.]]



* ShirtlessScene: Johnno gets a lot of these.

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* ShirtlessScene: [[WalkingShirtlessScene Johnno gets a lot of these.]]


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* WhatTheHellHero: A minor version, when Johnno calls Robin out on accusing him of conspiring with her rapists, ''after'' he confessed that he had the shit kicked out of him during her rape.
** Al, not unreasonably, calls Robin out on whenever she does something in the investigation that goes against protocol.
** An anti-hero (or anti-villain) version when Matt's sons are horrified to find that their father has unintentionally killed Bob Platt.
10th Jul '14 9:39:44 PM Noraneko
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** The young April Stevens apparently walks in front of a car. [[spoiler:It might have been a murder covered up by Al in order to hide the sex ring, or she might have really committed suicide, knowing what happened to her.]]



* LeftHanging: By the end of the final episode, [[spoiler:no one knows the real father of Tui's baby, though he's probably some middle-aged businessman participating in the sex ring. Al's fate is uncertain, and Robin and Johnno's relationship is as well.]]

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* LeftHanging: By the end of the final episode, [[spoiler:no one knows the real father of Tui's baby, though he's probably some middle-aged businessman participating in the sex ring. Al's fate is uncertain, and Robin and Johnno's relationship is as well. The possibility of Wolfgang Zanic being murdered isn't touched upon, and we can never be really sure if April Stevens was murdered or if she really did commit suicide.]]


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* OfficialCouple: Robin starts the series engaged to Steve and eventually hooks up with Johnno. [[spoiler:Their relationship is obviously strained when Robin is revealed to be Matt's daughter, but later it's revealed that Johnno isn't related to Matt, and their relationship is basically LeftHanging by the end of the series.]]


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* RapeAsBackstory: Robin was a victim of a gang rape, leading her to think that Tui's "no one" means that she wasn't raped by ''one'' man, but multiple men. Al points out that her history is coloring her judgement. [[spoiler:Turns out that he's the head of a sex ring where wealthy businessmen drug and rape kids, so Robin might be right even though Tui wouldn't know it, and Al is deliberately misleading her.]]
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