The opening shot of a piece of television says much about
what will unfurl as scene one becomes two, three, four, five
and onward as storylines twist, heave and stutter forwards in
a headlong rush to The End.
New Zealand satellite television viewers can watch the first
episode of Top of the Lake tonight, an acclaimed crime
drama inspired by the landscape near the Routeburn Track
which film-maker Jane Campion found 15 years ago.