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Utopia 

After a group of people, who meet online, discover a bizarre graphic novel which seems to hold mysterious answers, they find themselves being tracked down by a merciless organization known merely as 'The Network'.

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Dennis Kelly
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Series cast summary:
Adeel Akhtar ...  Wilson Wilson 11 episodes, 2013-2014
Paul Higgins ...  Michael Dugdale 11 episodes, 2013-2014
Neil Maskell ...  Arby 11 episodes, 2013-2014
Fiona O'Shaughnessy Fiona O'Shaughnessy ...  Jessica Hyde 11 episodes, 2013-2014
Alistair Petrie ...  Geoff 11 episodes, 2013-2014
Alexandra Roach ...  Becky 11 episodes, 2013-2014
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett ...  Ian / ... 11 episodes, 2013-2014
Oliver Woollford Oliver Woollford ...  Grant 11 episodes, 2013-2014
Ruth Gemmell ...  Jen Dugdale 9 episodes, 2013-2014
Geraldine James ...  Milner 8 episodes, 2013-2014
Emilia Jones ...  Alice Ward 8 episodes, 2013-2014
Paul Ready ...  Lee 7 episodes, 2013-2014
James Fox ...  Assistant 6 episodes, 2013
Anna Madeley ...  Anya 6 episodes, 2013
Stephen Rea ...  Letts 5 episodes, 2013
Sylvestra Le Touzel ...  Leah 5 episodes, 2014
Ian McDiarmid ...  Anton 5 episodes, 2014
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Utopia will follow a group of people who find themselves in possession of a manuscript of a cult graphic novel. The tome is rumoured to have predicted the worst disasters of the last century and the group soon find themselves targeted by a shadowy organisation known only as The Network. Written by Digital Spy

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The Network is watching.


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2013 (USA) See more »

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Kudos Film and Television See more »
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Stereo

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2.35 : 1
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Pietre is another name for Peter. Both names mean "Stone". Pietre is a cold stone faced killer. Also Peter Rabbit is another famous rabbit continuing the bunny references. See more »

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I've never watched anything this intense and I have watched over 2 Terabytes of movies/television.
30 August 2013 | by g1364890See all my reviews

First of, I made an account at IMDb solely so that I could submit this review.

Utopia is exceptional. It is a masterpiece. It gets 10\10 from me.

I won't explain what Utopia is about because I don't want to give any possible hint of what is to come, so I'll describe it by comparing it to other things.

Buy the DVD or download the show and your life will get.... stranger. Its rather unsettling how Utopia gets under your skin.

There are a few television shows that share some similarity to Utopia.

For example, if you enjoyed Fringe, the X-Files, then you'll be quite at home with Utopia's paranoid wanderings.

So then you cross the weirdness of Fringe and the paranoia of the X-Files with the violence of Kill Bill and the action\suspense of the Jason Bourne series.

Now cross that already bizarre hybrid with a series of scientific TED Talks given by Joesph Mengale, yes, the Nazi who chopped countless pairs of twins to pieces for the greater good.

I'm not sure which is more bizarre. That description or that incredibly, it works.

However Utopia is much, much darker than any of those. It is the darkest TV series I have ever seen. It also as others have said, feels very real.

A note of warning. When I said Utopia was dark, I was not joking. If you suffer from excessive anxiety or you're squeamish, then do not watch Utopia. Because this TV show is nothing like you've ever seen before, it will affect you. You will be thinking about the themes in it long after you've watched it.

The violence in Utopia isn't actually that strong at all, most of it occurs off the screen. But the intense atmosphere of paranoia which accompanies it makes it brutally real.

On the other hand since the governments of the world have apparently taken a leaf out of Utopia's manuscript lately with regard to surveillance, Utopia could well seem prophetic in a few years time. This really is a TV series for 21st century of flying killer robots and universal surveillance.

The Sopranos changed the way I thought about television. I thought television was for lightweights until I watched The Sopranos. It was like thinking books were mostly about erotica and then coming across Shakespeare and entering a world full of subtle complexities on a bunch of levels.

Utopia is nothing like The Sopranos. But the way it'll change how you view television is very similar.

Just one last thing. There is an American show called "Person of Interest" or something like that which has similar themes. Watch this instead.

In a word: this is intense.


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