Utopia - Season Premiere 9/7/2014 *spoilers*

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  1. Sep 9, 2014 #21 of 100
    whitson77

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    Of course it is.

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    Martha

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    Oh well....I was going to give it one more week, but I guess I'm done. Wonder what they do when/if it gets cancelled?
     
  3. Sep 9, 2014 #23 of 100
    That Don Guy

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    Probably because:
    (a) Survivor and TAR give away decent cash prizes;
    (b) Survivor, and, to a lesser extent, TAR are also already proven launchpads to entertainment careers;
    (c) I heard somebody say that a Survivor winner actually originally applied to be on TAR, but the producers said that the person would be a better fit on Survivor, so there's quite a bit of selectiveness going on with those two shows.
     
  4. Sep 9, 2014 #24 of 100
    markz

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    Connersville...
    I am only up to the drunk idiot scene so far. As a concept, I like the idea of the show. I'd be aligning myself with the hillbilly handyman, the huntress, the ex-military chef, the yoga lady, and the prepper lady so far. They are going to have the skills to make living possible. A few others might be okay. The drunk guy would get a beat-down in the dark!
     
  5. Sep 9, 2014 #25 of 100
    Doggie Bear

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    I believe that was
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  6. Sep 9, 2014 #26 of 100
    rimler

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    I've decided this is Joe Schmo III, and the audience is the Schmo. These 14 people are too far over the top. Think of who you got. The multi accented drunk working on redemption. The criminal. The hot headed chef. The slut. The hillbilly. The religious guy. Various naked girls. The right winger. The left wingers.

    On second thought, it's 15. The narrator dude is just as much a caricature as the character that Ralph Garman played.

    I'm saying it now.

    :)
     
  7. Sep 9, 2014 #27 of 100
    tem

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    Did the "Prepper" really say that the "chicken tractor" was like a yoke that you attach to chickens and they till the ground with it ?

    This sounded ridiculous to me though my wife seemed to think it was really "a thing". And sure enough, it is that at all. It's just a movable chicken coop w/o a bottom.

    Again, I may have misheard -- did she really say that ?
     
  8. Sep 10, 2014 #28 of 100
    DevdogAZ

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    I didn't hear her say anything about attaching a yoke to the chickens. But based on her description, I got the impression that it was a box/cage that you put over the chickens and it has little tines protruding into the earth and the natural movement of the chickens will drag the cage along the ground and till up the earth. I guess it's the fact that she called it a "tractor" that gave me that impression. In reality, it's just the chickens pecking at the ground that does the "tilling," and you move the cage to a different location each day to get a different patch of ground "tilled."
     
  9. Sep 10, 2014 #29 of 100
    Worf

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    Well, if it's going to last that long, there's going to have to be tons of interventions (off camera, of course) because it doesn't look like any of them would survive more than a couple of weeks with that resources they have.

    Then again, if it's loosely scripted, I guess yeah, it's going to last that long just because.

    Because as it is right now, I don't see the experiment lasting more than a couple of months naturally.
     
  10. Sep 10, 2014 #30 of 100
    MonsterJoe

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    That's all a chicken tractor is. I've never heard anyone claim that it would till the ground though - only fertilize it.

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  11. Sep 10, 2014 #31 of 100
    markz

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    Connersville...
    Man, I want to like this show. I think it's a cool concept. But grown-ass adults throwing temper tantrums is beyond ridiculous! Red was even jumping up and down like a cartoon character (maybe Yosemite Sam?)
     
  12. Sep 10, 2014 #32 of 100
    MonsterJoe

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    Ya - I'd been waiting for this show all summer. Love the concept. I should have known better.
     
  13. Sep 10, 2014 #33 of 100
    tem

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    One would have thought the "prepper" would be a bit more resilient to living in adverse conditions. Isn't that what it's all about ?

    Weeping after two days ... :rolleyes:
     
  14. Sep 10, 2014 #34 of 100
    robojerk

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    This is a train wreck, not Utopia.
    The criminal demands canned Tuna and wont eat fish from the lake, but says the others can grow their own radishes.
    The Prepper is at least bi polar.
    They keep showing a bunch of deer, I want to see the huntress take one down. It's filmed in New York CA and I don't know what the hunting laws are. Unless she isn't really a huntress and that's what a producer decided that's what her character is.

    I really don't see myself staying with this once the fall season starts.
     
  15. Sep 10, 2014 #35 of 100
    DevdogAZ

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    It's filmed in California, somewhere north of LA.
     
  16. Sep 10, 2014 #36 of 100
    robojerk

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    I thought so but I did a very quick Google search.. Google you failed me.
     
  17. Sep 10, 2014 #37 of 100
    markz

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    Connersville...
    'Utopia' ratings plummet


     
  18. Sep 10, 2014 #38 of 100
    DLiquid

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    I think "Utopia" was a bad name choice and concept for this show. Viewers interested in watching a show about people working to create a Utopian society are most likely not going to like this show. FOX should be going for the Jersey Shore audience, but that audience might not bother to watch a show they think is about people working to create a Utopian society.
     
  19. Sep 10, 2014 #39 of 100
    robojerk

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    Dystopia
     
  20. Sep 10, 2014 #40 of 100
    MonsterJoe

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    ...and Dystopia

    I would say that both are appropriate. :)
     

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