Utopia (2013)

[2021-06-01 Tue] on Yann Esposito's blog
The Utopia (2013-2014) British TV Show deserve to be known. In the age of COVID19 it is even more relevant. The filmography is magistral, as well as the soundtrack, acting, and overall atmosphere. I really urge you to at least take a look at the opening scene.

I wanted to write a few articles about great shows lot of people around me do not know about. Utopia (2013) is one of these TV Shows that deserve more attention.

The filmography is quite original. I have never seen another film/TV show with a similar atmosphere. The usage of bright colors is magistral. Flashy yellow, green, red.

The soundtrack is also pretty surprising original and enjoyable.

The acting is really great. Actors are doing a great job and are quite relatable. These are not the (super)heroes you are used to. We are far away from shows where every girl is a bimbo and every guy is a Chippendale.

The scenario, in regard to the recent events related to COVID19 is just perfect. I do not want to reveal too much. But let's just say the current real events are close to the events predicted in this show.

The Surrealistic Humor atmosphere make the viewing experience quite exceptionnal. There is a mix between nonchalance and extreme violence. It really feels surrealist. In this show some people act with extreme violence as if there is no choice.

As a conclusion, if you are looking for a very innovative TV show then search no further this one is a great original choice. If you are still unsure, just watch the opening scene, it is quite incredible.

ps: Also try to get the original content. Amazon Prime apparently cut some very important scene and also changed the ratio which hurt the very good image work.