Gillian Flynn’s ‘Utopia’ Brings All Too Familiar Sheen to a Conspiracy Thriller: TV Review

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Gillian Flynn’s ‘Utopia’ Brings All Too Familiar Sheen to a Conspiracy Thriller: TV Review
In the absence of trustworthy institutions and the constant simmering resentment pulsing through politics and culture alike, the concept of some vast conspiracy tying all the disparate threads together must be, in its own twisted way, a comfort. When life feels particularly scattered, and faith in brighter days has dimmed, the idea that there are definitive answers out there just waiting to be discovered — no matter how wild they are — is all too tempting as an escape hatch from reality. But in Gillian Flynn’s “Utopia,” the conspiracy theorists are the ones living in reality. Everyone else just trying to go about their lives is just biding their time before the cataclysmic end.

Thrillers have long gone to the story well of the truth hiding in plain sight, but Amazon Prime’s “Utopia” makes it plainer still. After a disturbing comic called “Dystopia” appeared to anticipate several devastating pandemics, from
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