The Lake: Season 1

The Lake: Season 1

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Jordan Gavaris (Orphan Black) and Julia Stiles (Silver Linings Playbook) are bickering step-siblings in this comedy series revolving around a big inheritance. More

After returning from abroad after a break-up with his long-term partner, Justin plans to connect with his teenage daughter he gave up for adoption. His plans to make new memories with his daughter at the family cottage go awry when he discovers his parents left it to his picture-perfect step-sister, Maisy-May.

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Justin brings Billie, the daughter he gave up for adoption,... More to the lake where he spent summers as a boy. Billie is determined to return to the city, but a new friend could change her resolve. A revelation about their former family cottage gives Justin a new purpose.


Game Night

Justin uses an invitation to Games Night at Maisy’s to... More enact a 3-stage plan to oust her. Billie’s not happy about extorting anyone regardless of bullying, but when Justin strikes a deal to let her pass her birth-dad jailtime without forced bonding, Billie agrees. Maisy’s got her plans too, and a secret she doesn’t want Justin to find until it’s too late.


Picnic at Raven's Rock

Knowing Maisy needs the Boathouse board’s approval for her renovation,... More Justin enlists help to snag the President seat out from under her. But as usual, things don’t quite go according to plan. While Justin scrambles to salvage the election, his plans for an afternoon with Billie get lost in the mix. So Billie takes the time to conquer her fear of dark water and figure out Killian’s intentions.


The Simplex Solution

Maisy works out a deal to reclassify her property as... More a farmhouse, which will allow her to demo it without the Boathouse council’s permission. Justin is about ready to fold on his plan until Gil angles to strike a deal with him, all while Justin’s on his first date with Riley. As Billie and Killian get closer, she discovers Killian is anti-reno and they devise a plan to shut Maisy down.


Mommy Queerest

Excited that Billie’s surprise visitor is her birth mom and... More his teenage best friend, Justin wants nothing more than to spend time with them. Problem is, he’s firmly in the doghouse after Maisy’s cookout. Exiled and adrift, Justin finds himself drawn into helping with Opal’s drag routine for the Boathouse Talent Show. Teesa signs up Billie and herself for the the show and explore the past.


Midsommar Madness

While the adults are at the Boathouse euchre tournament, Billie,... More Killian, and the Quads decide to pass the rainy afternoon with a Ouija board. Things get weird quick with the disappearance of Olive and the appearance of crossbow-wielding cultists. With a serious lack of common sense among the remaining Quads, it’s down to Billie’s horror movie knowledge to get the teens through this nightmare.


Trust Issues

Faced with the murder cabin being sold, Justin decides to... More reveal the Trust to Maisy with an offer to dissolve it in exchange for a buyout. Never one to compromise, Maisy strands herself and Justin on a floating dock until they can come to a new agreement. Meanwhile, Billie and Killian go on a psychedelic quest for contraceptives, and Victor grapples with body issues.


No White After Labour Day

Billie and Justin struggle to explain the world of the... More lake to Naomi and Oliver when they arrive early to collect Billie. Over the Labour Day weekend Billie and Justin seek closure with their friends and enemies, Justin and Maisy face off for the last time to determine who walks away with the cottage of their dreams.

The Lake: Season 1 | Reviews

71%7 reviews

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It takes a slight hop of faith... but once you do (that), it’s easy to let the funny stuff shine through.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

(A) fun-but-shallow summertime distraction...

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

In addition to the deft comic performances by Mr. Gavaris, Ms. Shamoun and Ms. Stiles, The Lake has a better-than-predictable galaxy of orbiting satellite characters.

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The Lake: Season 1 | Release Details

The Lake: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Prime Video.