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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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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 (14) | Top Critics (9)

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

January 8, 2019 | Full Review…

"Utopia" at least is likely to survive for an entire season. Few of TV's notorious disasters even earned that much grace.

January 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.

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

Utopia was promising before it began, but the execution undid all that promise within the first episode.

January 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.

January 8, 2019 | Full Review…

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