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Utopia: Season 1 (2014)



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A social experiment involving 15 people who try to create their own civilization from scratch by deciding on a system of government, what food they'll eat and how they'll interact with the outside world. Based on the Dutch TV series.


Critic Reviews for Utopia: Season 1

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

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

September 18, 2014 | Full Review…

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.

September 10, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Sensationalism overshadows reality show's thoughtful issues.

September 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.

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

Yet while raw and weird have certainly yielded dividends in the past, please let's not kid ourselves: If Utopia has any legs at all, it will as a cable-style freakshow, not some grand "experiment" in democracy.

September 8, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Sunday's two-hour premiere was exhausting: That's a lot of time to spend watching contestants fall into line with the golden rule of reality television: Be true to your caricature.

September 8, 2014 | Full Review…

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