QUARRY (2016 – )

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Creators: Michael D. Fuller, Graham Gordy

Cast: Logan Marshall-Green, Jodi Balfour, Damon Herriman, Peter Mullan

Cinemax here has done it again“Quarry” is torrid  pulp storytelling and sweaty  with original flavour, and yes it is fun as hell.

Quarry is the nickname of the story’s antihero, who just returned from Vietnam  named Mac Conway (Logan Marshall-Green) who was implicated in a My Lai-like massacre. Spit on by protesters at the Memphis airport, rejected by his father and unable to find a job, he somehow  finds himself working as a hit man for a mysterious boss called the Broker (Peter Mullan). The series is based on a series of novels by Max Allan Collins. The director Greg Yaitanes’s artfully composed Southern landscapes to go with the violence and his characters. The series gets just a little while to get started and then let the sex, gunfight, fist fight, couples fighting and bullet flying begin. The series fits the bill with PTSD-themed, post-Vietnam crime dramas and does it works here. It is well written as well as the costume with the cars and the scenery are as near perfect as it can be. And yes there is an explosive ending where you are going to say what the f–k! awesome. Is there an other season I do not know if there is please let me know.

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TOP OF THE LAKE (2013)

Creator: Jane Campion , Gerard Lee.
Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Thomas M. Wright, Peter Mullan.
When pregnant, 12-year-old Tui tries to kill herself in a freezing New Zealand lake, Detective Robin Griffin has plenty of questions for the girl. But when Tui suddenly disappears, Griffin finds herself knee-deep in small-town secrets.
In January 2013, it became the first television series ever to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Later, the entire series was screened at the Berlin Film Festival.
Not to reveal too much of anything I am going to say terrific mini series and yes there is a few twist in the plot here and there. brilliant character development. Magnificent scenery, great acting, intuitive story telling. Of course you should know who influenced Jane Campion, David leach she said in a interview I owe a lot to him. If you seen Twin Peaks you will love top of the lake. Peter Mullan plus a great psycho path Is performance is outstanding for some one at age 12 who wanted to be an director became an actor instead. Any local will tell you that New Zealand is Paradise; Top of the Lake tells us about the dark side of that paradise. Elizabeth Moss play a detective who is consumed by the case and also by what happened to her 15 years ago. Peter Mullan plays a psychopath to a T. Holy hunter play this woman who takes damage women and takes them to a remote area in New Zealand that they call Paradise so they can be at peace. she conduct a series of therapy for them. David Wenham Plays an eccentric detective Who falls in love with Robin (Moss). Like I said Nice series with character development and outstanding acting.