Utopia Falls: Season 1 Reviews

February 20, 2020
There's a good heart and some strong ideas behind Utopia Falls, but they're all drowned out by poor direction, even worse writing, and an unimaginative world.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 18, 2020
The mysteries that begin to unfold through the first season give the story meat and originality.
February 18, 2020
Why a reputable American entertainment company would buy an atrocity like the Canadian-made Utopia Falls, or why it would have been made in the first place... are all questions that theologians may debate for centuries.
February 18, 2020
The show's cast of actors are given the space to show off their skills as singers and dancers. The unfortunate downside though is that often, Utopia Falls' unabashed reverence for the performing arts borders on cheesy.
February 18, 2020
We'll keep watching just to hear more Snoop Dogg, and if the show improves, all the better.
February 14, 2020
It still has to function as a story, and Utopia Falls mostly settles for being a killer playlist and a series of fortune-cookie platitudes augmented by mediocre CG.
February 14, 2020
For what it's worth, Julien and Alomar do show drive and heartfelt connections with their fictional counterparts, which results in a handful of moments that feel sincere.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
February 14, 2020
What was once the voice of the disenfranchised in America is now being used as a plot device in a hokey sci-fi show for bored teens.
February 13, 2020
What it lacks in original takes on a post-apocalyptic world, it makes up for in characters with heart and a ride you enjoy, even when the you can see the twists and turns coming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 13, 2020
Utopia Falls does deliver some intriguing commentary and story threads, but they frequently get lost in melodramatic romantic tension, moments that are supposed to be profound but come across as corny, and a dance competition that is bleh at best.
February 12, 2020
What's perhaps most impressive about Utopia Falls is the way it earnestly engages with social issues while still remaining true to its soapy core as a teen drama.
February 10, 2020
Through episodes that have large gaps of intrigue, the revolution within Utopia Falls relies too heavily on sci-fi tropes as its language to communicate to viewers in 2020 about the importance of the culture and history we still have.