What do a world-wide food shortage, volume 2 of a legendary graphic novel that has Nostradamus properties, a government worker blackmailed into approving the purchase of a Russian vaccine, two men looking for that same graphic novel and a woman named Jessica Hyde, a very well connected shadow organization, and 6 nerds have in common? They are all elements of a 6-part 2013 British TV series titled Utopia. The show now airs on Space Thursdays at 10 p.m. It was picked up by UK's Channel 4 for a second season.
You have to be a bit in the mood for a show like this one. There is a lot going on, there is a lot that goes unexplained for a long time, and the show follows the trend of recent British TV towards very stylish shots with a focus on a dominating color. For this show it is lime green.
You also have to enjoy dystopian fiction, fairly complicated conspiracy theories, and shows nobody is quite who they seem to be.
In the end, all the pieces of the puzzle fall together. Whether or not that is satisfying is a matter of taste.
You do need to have a bit of a strong stomach, especially in episode 1, as some of the scenes are rather graphic