Utopia Falls

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  • TV-PG
  • 2020
  • 1 Season
  • 5.3  (2,056)

Utopia Falls is a science fiction drama series that originally premiered on CBC in 2020. The show is set in a distant future where humankind has left behind the ravages of Earth and built a new way of life on another planet. The series takes place in a utopian city called New Babyl, which is home to five different sectors divided by their social status. The show follows a group of young people who live in the lower sector of the city. The main character's name is Aliyah (played by Robyn Alomar), a talented dancer and a prodigious artist. She and her friends live in what is commonly known as the "ghetto" sector of New Babyl. Aliyah and her friends are competing in an annual contest called "The Exemplar," where one talented young person is chosen to become the next leader of New Babyl. Through her experiences in the competition and her friendships, Aliyah begins to uncover the true history of their city and the society's secret intentions.

The series addresses several themes that reflect on humans' conditions in the present world. It tackles issues such as social inequality, discrimination, and authoritarianism. The show juxtaposes the sterile, authoritarian state of New Babyl with the vibrant, diverse world of the "underground." The series portrays how creativity, art, and a sense of community can be fundamental in achieving freedom and human fulfillment.

In addition to the fantastic production design and choreography techniques, Utopia Falls is also known for its blend of music genres. The show has an eclectic soundtrack, with everything from Hip-hop, R&B, and Electro-pop to orchestral and classical music. The music is creatively woven into the narrative, with the performers "competing" in the "Exemplar" with original songs that reflect and express their worldviews.

The cast is also diverse, with multi-ethnic and multi-racial actors, which adds to the show's vision of cultural pluralism. The show tackles systemic racism head-on, with characters from different backgrounds coming together to fight for a common goal. Akiel Julien portrays Bohdi, Aliyah's childhood friend and love interest, who is a brilliant engineer with a passion for uncovering the truth behind New Babyl's facade of perfection. Robbie G. K, who plays Tempo, is an underground rapper whose rough exterior and sharp tongue hide a heart of gold. The rivalry between characters adds to the drama and tension, with each character bringing a unique perspective to the story.

Overall, Utopia Falls is an engaging and thought-provoking coming-of-age story that manages to explore and critique many of today's issues through the prism of an epic sci-fi adventure. Its unique blend of music, dance, and culture creates a world that is both familiar and distinct, and provides hope in times of doubt and despair.

Utopia Falls is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on February 14, 2020.

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If I Ruled the World
10. If I Ruled the World
February 14, 2020
Aliyah devises a plan to reveal the truth of New Babyl during the Exemplar finals, but Authority Phydra is closing in on her, determined to stop Aliyah at all costs.
Worst Behaviour
9. Worst Behaviour
February 14, 2020
Bohdi and Aliyah join a covert rebel group in New Babyl while Phydra hunts down a mole in the Tribunal.
The Light
8. The Light
February 14, 2020
As the Exemplar semifinals approach, Aliyah learns an earth-shattering secret about New Babyl.
Lost Ones
7. Lost Ones
February 14, 2020
Authority Phydra seeks to root out those connected to The Archive while Aliyah glimpses strange visitors to New Babyl.
Hate Me Now
6. Hate Me Now
February 14, 2020
Aliyah and the Exemplar candidates all struggle with a new reality as they come to terms with how their actions have resulted in a Tribunal backlash.
Lose Control
5. Lose Control
February 14, 2020
Aliyah, Apollo, Bohdi, and Brooklyn venture to the edge of New Babyl to see if there is life beyond the shield. Back at Reform sector, Sage and Mags find themselves caught in a riot between the Authority and angry citizens.
Run This Town
4. Run This Town
February 14, 2020
Aliyah and her friends look towards hip-hop for inspiration for the upcoming Exemplar group round, while in The Archive, Tempo uncovers humanity's forgotten dark history.
99 Problems
3. 99 Problems
February 14, 2020
While Phydra interrogates Bohdi about his hip-hop inspired performance, Aliyah leads her fellow Exemplar Candidates in a civil rights movement inspired protest against Bohdi's unjust imprisonment.
Can I Kick It
2. Can I Kick It
February 14, 2020
Aliyah discovers a connection between The Archive and her late mother while an impromptu performance tests the patience of those in power.
The World Is Yours
1. The World Is Yours
February 14, 2020
In the last living colony on Earth, New Babyl, Aliyah, a candidate in the state's Exemplar entertainment competition, stumbles upon a discovery known as The Archive, a find that will change her world forever.
Where to Watch Utopia Falls
Utopia Falls is available for streaming on the CBC (CA) website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Utopia Falls on demand at Hulu.
  • Premiere Date
    February 14, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    5.3  (2,056)