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Utopia 1.01

I'd never heard of this until Abigail Nussbaum mentioned it; Nussbaum, who's seen a few more episodes than I have at this point, says it's like if Richard Kelly (of Donnie Darko fame) were writing TV, and that alone would have sold me on it.

Guys, this is an instant fave. A group of folks on an internet forum get together in person to discuss the possibly prophetic comic book they're all obsessed with, and suddenly they're dying and getting arrested for crimes they didn't commit. We've got conspiracies, a pair of villains that Nussbaum likens to Vandemar and Croup from Neverwhere, and the beginning inklings of something very weird indeed. (Also a so-far apparently unrelated plot about a man with the Department of Health getting blackmailed by the Russians.)

Also on offer: the most fabulous drunk make-out scene I have ever seen. Also the cinematography is gorgeous.

Edit: however, be warned for the pretty awful scene of eye-torture, which is one of my personal squicks. D:

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eilowyn
Feb. 17th, 2013 07:30 am (UTC)
Taking your advice and putting it on my list. Thanks for the rec!
snickfic
Feb. 17th, 2013 07:32 am (UTC)
Cool! It's definitely different than anything else I've seen on TV in a long time, and also prettier. I'm going to keep watching a while, anyway (if only because I so rarely discover TV things before you all do - I'm maybe on the cutting edge for once!).
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