What is wrong with me today? First, I am full of doubts about the circumstances surrounding George Clooney’s engagement. Then, I saw this photo of “Mad Men” costars Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss out together in NYC and my first thought was that they’re both dressed kind of like they’re trying to hide their identities and therefore they must be having a secret affair. Why am I so cynical? Why do I assume the worst? But I mean, Elisabeth is kind of Carmen Sandiego-ed out. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
Before I tell you why you should watch the BBC 7-part miniseries “Top of the Lake” — available in full on Netflix streaming right now — I’ll tell you why you might not want to. It’s a tad depressing––okay, maybe really depressing, and there’s a whole child rape/pregnancy plotline in it, so it’s not for everyone.
But if you like compelling, well-written drama with incredible acting (and magical scenery), you’ve gotta give it a try. The story, produced by BBC and originally airing on the Sundance Channel, centers on the attempted suicide, rape and disappearance of 12-year-old Tui Mitcham, who lives in secluded Laketop, New Zealand. Tui’s family is embroiled in the local drug industry, and everyone’s got a past, including Robin Griffin (Elisabeth Moss), the tireless detective who’s working to solve Tui’s case. As Robin contends with Tui’s mystery, her father Matt butts heads with enigmatic guru G.J. (played by Holly Hunter in a striking grey wig) and her band of female followers, who’ve taken over a plot of land named, ironically, Paradise.
After the jump, 7 reasons to check out “Top of the Lake.” Keep reading »
I am so mad at Andy Cohen for not inviting me to be inside this Jessica Walter and Elisabeth Moss sandwich. “Arrested Development”? “Mad Men”? Booze? LIFE. Any challenges Elisabeth to a game of Plead The Fifth and, class act that she is, she had nothing to say about her costar’s famously well-endowed penis. I was kinda hoping she would plead the fifth, so she could use Jessica’s favorite Lucille Bluth line, “I don’t understand the question and I won’t respond to it.” [Bravo TV]
Yesterday, I looked at the picture on the left, of actress/director Sarah Polley, and thought, It’s Peggy from “Mad Men.” So then I looked up pictures of Elisabeth Moss, who plays Peggy. And while they may not look exactly alike, they do sort of resemble each other, don’t you think?
I know Elisabeth Moss is best known as Peggy on “Mad Men,” but to me, she will always be the woman with the soft voice and the headache in that Excedrin commercial. Just thinking about that commercial gives me a friggin’ explosive migraine. Anyway! Moss has to be kind of dowdy to play Peggy, so I’m stoked that in her real life she’s decided to take the hair bull by the tawny tendrils of the hair horns and go blonde! And short! I think it looks great. What say you?