Utopia: Season 1 (2014)


Critic Consensus: Utopia squanders a lofty premise and quickly devolves into a hellish slog that barters in the most irksome reality television tropes.


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Critic Reviews for Utopia Season 1

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Unsurprisingly, the Dutch appear significantly more committed to the utopian project.

Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…
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"Utopia" at least is likely to survive for an entire season. Few of TV's notorious disasters even earned that much grace.

Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…

So far, Utopia has done a good job of catering to fans of reality-TV arguments, sex and blurred-out nudity.

Sep 18, 2014 | Full Review…
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Even as Utopia promises to never, ever live up to its name, its funhouse-mirror reflections of the fault lines-religion, class, politics-in our own larger, obviously imperfect society make for fascinating TV, if only occasionally.

Sep 10, 2014 | Full Review…
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Utopia was promising before it began, but the execution undid all that promise within the first episode.

Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Sadly, a sampling of overly obnoxious subjects and a clearly forced narrative make Utopia feel less like Shangri-La and more like Hell on Earth.

Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Sensationalism overshadows reality show's thoughtful issues.

Sep 9, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

"Constructing a society" isn't the most obvious hook for a reality show, so Utopia struggles throughout its premiere to feel like it's heading anywhere.

Sep 8, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

There's "the lack of structured elements and format, the lack of rules, the type of cast. These are not your typical people who would go on a reality game show or just want to be on TV.

Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…
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Utopia has been almost an embarrassment to Fox if you just look at the numbers.

Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…
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