Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Top of the Lake centers on the disappearance of a pregnant 12-year-old girl who was the victim of statutory rape (an act that's discussed but not shown onscreen). Simulated adult sex acts include intercourse and oral sex, and bare buttocks are visible but no other sensitive parts are shown. Sudden moments of violence are rare, although death and murder are prominent themes, and some characters use weapons but with minimal bloodletting. Characters also use coarse language, along with alcohol and illegal drugs like marijuana and mephedrone.
Simulated sex acts between consenting adults include intercourse and oral sex. Bare buttocks are visible but no other sensitive parts are shown.
Death and murder are prominent themes, and some characters use weapons. Sudden moments of violence (and blood) are rare. The series revolves around the statutory rape of a 12-year-old girl, which is discussed but not shown onscreen.
Unbleeped language includes "f--k," "s--t," "c--k," "t-ts," "prick," etc.
While there's some sense of a quest for justice, the overarching mood is bleak and foreboding. Death, disappointment, and uncertainty are common themes.
Drugs / Tobacco /
One of the main characters is a local drug lord. Marijuana, mephedrone, and alcohol are used in social situations.