Utopia - Series 2 2013

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All episodes from the second series of the Channel 4 conspiracy thriller starring Fiona O'Shaughnessy. When a group of strangers who met on a comic book forum find they are somehow connected to each other through the plot of a legendary graphic novel, their lives become targets of a organisation known only as The Network. Ian (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett), Becky (Alexandra Roach), Wilson (Adeel Akhtar) and Grant (Oliver Woollford) are in possession of the original manuscript for the novel and discover that The Network will go to great lengths to get the manuscript back. As they find themselves being framed for crimes they did not commit, they must work together to fight off The Network.

Starring:
Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Alexandra Roach
Rental Formats:
DVD

Product Details

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  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 5 hours 3 minutes
Starring Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Alexandra Roach, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Adeel Akhtar, Paul Higgins, Oliver Woollford, James Fox, Neil Maskell, Ruth Gemmell
Genres Drama
Studio Spirit Entertainment
Rental release 18 August 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By TheeGuyTBH on 19 Aug 2014
Format: DVD
The 4 star rating is for the second series itself, which was great, even if it didn't quite match up to the brilliance of series 1. The true reason of my review is simply to voice my frustration that channel 4 have decided not to release series 2 on blu-ray. I am a big fan of the show and I own series 1 on blu-ray, and I watched this 2nd series on 4hd so I really do not wish to downgrade to DVD quality. Visually this show is absolutely gorgeous, it is colourful and the cinematography is second to none so it really lends itself to be viewed in high definition. Frustratingly, I am choosing not to purchase the DVD version of Utopia series 2 and I will hold out hope for a blu-ray release, although I'm not convinced that day will come.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By GW2014 on 23 Sep 2014
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the second series of utopia picks up about a few months later, but reunites most of the original cast from the first series and without spoiling anything pretty much brings everything full circle. the first episode is a prequel episode set sometime in the 1970's that includes jessica hydes father and a young milner and the formation of the network and the creation of janus.
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Utopia (both series) is one of the best things I've seen in years. One or two of the more minor story lines are a bit crazy (how do you learn what someone knows by dissecting their brain?) ... but the overall plot is fascinating. If you really believe the more doom laden predictions of the near future, the sort of extreme measures contemplated here to prevent the worst consequences must be considered ... :-) ... at least briefly! Do the ends justify the means? Perhaps that does depend on what is at stake. It is nice to see such things being explored in such an entertaining way. Needless to say, Utopia is very violent ... so it isn't exactly family viewing ...
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By T. Cosens TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 18 Aug 2014
Format: DVD
The insanely surreal Utopia returns for another series and doesn't drop the ball. Back is the lurid colour framing the blackest of humour, back is The Network and the conspiracy theories that propelled the first series and back are the crazy, eccentric characters we have come to adore.

The first episode is an inventive time capsule telling the story of Janus' creation back in the seventies. Fantastically filmed it sets the tone for what is to follow. Pleasingly the rest of the series doesn't dissapoint with double turns and even more unusual characters. Utopia is a fascinating blend of the surreal clashing with the real world. A normal family scene will be interrupted by the arrival of a hitman in brightly coloured clothes with a duffel bag filled with...... well you can see for yourself, but it is these moments that makes Utopia such a compelling watch.

Violence is not shied away from and whilst never lingered on it is graphic but in a deliberately comic book way. The storytelling is great. You never really know which way it is going and you never know who will survive. There are surprises along the way.

This short lived series is well worth catching up on if you havent seen it already. Subversive, dark and interesting it will have you hooked.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Josh H. on 18 Sep 2014
Format: DVD
Amazing Follow-Up however dissapointed channel 4 chose not to release the blu ray
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Connor McCrory on 14 Aug 2014
Format: DVD
Series One of UTOPIA exploded onto our screens, with fantastic characters, twisting plotlines and an incredible soundtrack. Saying that, Series Two has completely topped its predecessor. And I mean completely. Every factor that made series one so great has been kicked up a notch for this series. Marc Munden's direction is superb, capturing as much poignant yellow as he can, or in this series: A fresh Green starts to take over the bold yellow. Dennis Kelly's story of UTOPIA has been at its strongest this year, with strong character development and personal story arcs, this is a major step up from Series One. Some people may overlook the soundtrack in a television show, but you can't help falling into UTOPIA's dark twisted world when Cristobal Tapia De Veer's music is underscoring - I look forward to the soundtrack release for the second series.
The perfomances are great - with the majority of the cast having returned from series one, we get to continue watching those characters we adore. However, I do have to single someone out: Adeel Akhtar (Wilson Wilson) is by far the stand out performance of the series. Having said that; all the cast are superb and deserve all the praise they receive.

If you loved Series One, then buying Series Two is an absolute no-brainer. UTOPIA owns the television when its airing, and without a doubt, a possible next series will continue to do so.
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By Federico on 20 Sep 2014
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Amazing. Stunning. Masterpiece. Highly recommended.
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