Top of the Lake
drama / 9.00pm / BBC2
a difficult-to-watch but excellent episode tonight as troubled teenager Mary (Alice Englert, Jonathan Strange
& Mr Norrell) spirals even further out of control. Mary’s ever-supportive dad Pyke (Ewen Leslie) has been looking forward to the school’s father-daughter dance for years, but when Mary turns up with her stoned boyfriend Puss (David Dencik), the couple end up making a scene and a devastated Mary runs off into the night. On Mary’s eighteenth birthday, Puss reveals his sinister intentions for his girlfriend, plus a day out at the beach ends in a violent encounter between Puss and Robin (Elisabeth Moss). Shocking, bleak and brilliantly acted, this series is turning out to be 2017’s best drama.
An evening of confrontation for Puss and Mary