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Old 16-01-2013, 00:10
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Very intriguing and exciting.
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Old 16-01-2013, 00:23
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Went on the Utopia website and saw it would take them 46 hours to find me.
Mine said


92% of the population would be found before you. I will be found in 59 hours.
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Old 16-01-2013, 00:36
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52 hrs for me.

I think the only people 'Off the grid' are Amish
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Old 16-01-2013, 02:27
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I assume this episode aired with ads, so can someone tell me the length of the time slot the episode was in? On the internet the episode is 59 minutes total. I usually only see that with British shows that air on the BBC, since the BBC doesn't need to leave room for ads.
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Old 16-01-2013, 03:18
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I assume this episode aired with ads, so can someone tell me the length of the time slot the episode was in? On the internet the episode is 59 minutes total. I usually only see that with British shows that air on the BBC, since the BBC doesn't need to leave room for ads.
10pm to 11.25pm was the slot.
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Old 16-01-2013, 03:34
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Synopsis of episode 1
http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-rad...ode-by-episode
& Den of Geek review http://www.denofgeek.com/tv/utopia/2...isode-1-review
(spoilers, obv!)

I like to read something like this after each episode in case I missed something!
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Old 16-01-2013, 03:34
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To me there was something Clockwork Orange about it. The eyes bit was gross . I'm not really sure what the hell's going on, but I will probably tune in next week.
Agreed, I thought the same thing viz Clockwork Orange.

Was definitely hiding during the eyes bit. Otherwise thought it was sufficiently different and intriguing to put on series link.
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Old 16-01-2013, 04:04
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10pm to 11.25pm was the slot.
Thank you.
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Old 16-01-2013, 05:38
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Why is it not available on 4OD? I can't watch the rest of the series if I've missed the first one
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Old 16-01-2013, 06:16
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Why is it not available on 4OD? I can't watch the rest of the series if I've missed the first one
Repeated tonight @ 10pm on 4seven.
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Old 16-01-2013, 06:39
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Ooh, thank you

*goes to set the recordy thing*
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Old 16-01-2013, 07:40
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i loved it, can't wait for next episode and its been ages since ive thought that.
i really fancy the bad guy who keeps asking where helen is guess i have a thing for psychopaths!!
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Old 16-01-2013, 09:53
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I really liked it. It was weird, a bit gross but interesting as well. Great opening episode.
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Old 16-01-2013, 11:22
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Plot Holes after Ep1:

The killing of the people in the comic shop was meant to look like a gas leak but one of them was killed by being hit by a metal pipe and there was blood everywhere. Clearly this would have wrecked the gas leak cover-up story. Even if they had all been killed using the gas canister, any policeman or coroner would question why the people didn't make any attempt to get out since domestic gas smells (unlike CO gas)

Two of the characters were arrested on false charges and one even had DNA evidence against him but had a solid alibi. This would raise a massive red flag over the evidence gathering and would justify a separate police investigation by itself - yet no-one cares about it afterwards.

The civil servant had no reason to allow himself to be blackmailed like that. I think we all know that real politicians have done things on a par with than get a mistress pregnant and basically have just got on with their lives after the stories came out.

The whole things is pretty shaky but I'll probably still watch it. It's like a modern 'X Files' made by people who read 'Vice' magazine a lot.
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Old 16-01-2013, 11:39
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this looks like something you'd cook up after a weed trip.

like a cross between the kill list, the matrix and scanners, and not as good as any of them
More like the writers had done some mushrooms or LSD
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Old 16-01-2013, 11:46
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The killing of the people in the comic shop was meant to look like a gas leak but one of them was killed by being hit by a metal pipe and there was blood everywhere. Clearly this would have wrecked the gas leak cover-up story.
He could have been hit by a flying metal pipe during the explosion having walked in just before the explosion hence no gas in lungs. I suspect an explosion muddies the forensic waters just a bit.
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Old 16-01-2013, 13:13
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...apart from the bits that were filmed in London!!
Not much. It was a very long shoot and mostly in and around Liverpool.
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Old 16-01-2013, 13:14
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More like the writers had done some mushrooms or LSD
yeah, but same sort of thing really. weed can also cause you to trip out, as I discovered recently.
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Old 16-01-2013, 15:21
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anyone else think that the yellow bag with black handle looked rather like the smiley face from Watchmen ?
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Old 16-01-2013, 15:31
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He could have been hit by a flying metal pipe during the explosion having walked in just before the explosion hence no gas in lungs. I suspect an explosion muddies the forensic waters just a bit.
unless I'm misremembering, there wasn't any explosion. They broke the gas pipe and left, making it seem like they died of suffocation (except for pipe guy, obv.). And when Ian and Becky went there, there was no sign of any explosion or fire, the shopfront was perfectly intact, remember?
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Old 16-01-2013, 16:28
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I loved it, good cliffhanger too.
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Old 16-01-2013, 16:41
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Reviews

Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-rad...sarah-millican
Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/t...-4-review.html

Den of Geek spoiler-free review http://www.denofgeek.com/tv/utopia/2...er-free-review
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Old 16-01-2013, 18:16
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It;s on 4OD online but not via Virgin or Xbox....wonder why that is
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Old 16-01-2013, 19:03
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unless I'm misremembering, there wasn't any explosion.
You're not misremembering. According to OH I probably took 2 + 2 and made 5. Not for the first time, he muttered. So no supper for him.

I saw the byplay with the cigarettes and the matches and thought that they'd leave something burning to create an explosion after they'd left. But apparently not. Looks like a plot hole to me too, then.
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Old 16-01-2013, 20:34
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You're not misremembering. According to OH I probably took 2 + 2 and made 5. Not for the first time, he muttered. So no supper for him.

I saw the byplay with the cigarettes and the matches and thought that they'd leave something burning to create an explosion after they'd left. But apparently not. Looks like a plot hole to me too, then.
I feel bad for costing someone their supper Yeah I don't think they properly thought through that part of the plot, or something got lost in the editing maybe.
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