Utopia: DVD Review
Released by Roadshow Home Entertainment
This 6 part UK conspiracy thriller series is about as skewed a take on the genre as you could possibly ever foresee.
A shadowy organisation known as The Network wants the unpublished second part of the novel, which the group of computer geeks and internet forum dwellers are in possession of - and suddenly, their worlds are changed forever...
Tapping into a vein of something that's niggling many at the turn of the 21st Century, Utopia is a searing drama, a six part rollercoaster ride of stunning visuals and shocking violence. Centring around 3 protagonists initially, Becky (Alexandra Roach), Ian (Misfits star Nathan Stewart-Jarett) and Wilson (break out star Adeel Akhtar), the series delivers a mix of uncertain thrills and clever twists.
A second series is out there, but it remains to be seen if it can capture the pacing, suspense and surprise of the first - well worth a binge watch, Utopia's mix of visuals and style as well as a rich narrative is one of the definitive surprises of the year.