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Utopia US - S01 E03

Reality . Reality-TV
 

Conclusion of the three-part premiere of a one-year 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.

 
Episode Title: Series Premiere (3)
Airs: 2014-09-12 at 08:00 pm
  • Robert Lloyd

    When the campers are just sitting around talking, about sex or God--or about each other behind their various radio-miked backs--they provide the gentle stimulation of coffee-shop eavesdropping.... When they argue, which they do, mostly over food and money or someone's self-professed expertise not being respected, it becomes tiring, like listening to the neighbors fight.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Willa Paskin

    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.

    Slate Full Review
  • Rob Owen

    Fox executives could have saved substantial production costs and achieved basically the same boring result by filming 14 randy monkeys in a cage containing only 10 bananas.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review
  • Brian Lowry

    While raw and weird have certainly yielded dividends in the past, please let’s not kid ourselves: If Utopia has any legs at all, it will as a cable-style freakshow, not some grand “experiment” in democracy.

    Variety Full Review