If you happen to be a student then you're probably familiar with that phenomenon in which come finals time, suddenly everything other than actually studying seems way more urgent. Some take it out on their living space and go to great lengths to make it spotless. Others feel like they will not be able to go on if that internet meme they've just thought of isn't published, like, immediately.
I choose watching a load of TV. And writing about it.
While last year I went way overboard with marathoning two series in the course of a single exam period, this time I've decided to go easy on myself (i.e I've scheduled too much workdays and I have no free time whatsoever) and settle for something less intense. So now I'm watching weekly episodes of Girls, The Americans, Nashville, Parks and Recreation AND Community, which may sound like a lot but really, it's peanuts.
However, I'm not going to be talking about any of those today. Another series I've recently started watching is a British series named Utopia. The series , aired on Channel 4 , is a drama series with quite the intriguing plot. It follows the story of a group of strangers on a journey to discover the truth about a graphic novel, which may or may not be predicting the future. And quite a future it is. There are guns, drugs, sex and beautiful British people involved, and I have to applaud the show runners on quite a few ballsy decisions regarding some pretty controversial content. Well, actually, that does sound just like something Channel 4 would probably go for.
My absolute favorite aspect of the show, though, has nothing to do with the above. Because what makes the show so great for me is its cinematography. In fact, by now I'm pretty sure it's the most beautifully made series I have ever watched.
And on that note, I've prepared a spoiler-free picspam of the pilot, in the hopes some of you may too appreciate and enjoy the beauty that is Utopia.
Come inside for some eyegasm-inducing visuals!