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    Default The Leftovers

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    Need a well done HBO drama/fantasy/mystery, with a piano driven score that will wrench your heart from your chest? I've got just the remedy.









    The Leftovers takes place three years after a global event in which many people disappeared, known as the "Sudden Departure", which caused the unexplainable disappearance of 140 million people, 2% of the world's population. The story focuses primarily on the Garvey family and their acquaintances in the fictional town of Mapleton, New York. Kevin Garvey is the Chief of Police. His wife, Laurie, has joined a cult called the "Guilty Remnant". Their son, Tommy, has left home and college while their daughter, Jill, is acting out.

























    Looks Fun!!!



    This scene (if Vimeo doesn't kick it off) is a cold open montage accompanied with my new favorite Black Keys song, followed by the show intro:
    (Trust me, it's not really sad. It's actually a comedy ).


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    I tried to watch it, I really did. I hated it and I've never said that about an HBO show before.
    I like to rock n' roll all night and *part* of every day. I usually have errands... I can only rock from like 1-3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceecee View Post
    I tried to watch it, I really did. I hated it and I've never said that about an HBO show before.
    Least ya gave it a shot.

    I could see it being a love/hate show. It really is rather bleak, wonderfully bleak, with sharp moments of light.

    I'm not even sure I enjoy watching it, haha. Yet I'm addicted, doing a marathon.
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    I'm about 15 minutes into the finale and let me just say, STAY THE FUCK AWAY FROM THIS SHIT.

    I will soldier on but save yourselves.
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    This show is an emotional BOG. I've never seen one like it.

    It is an immersion show. Utilizing story, powerful music, top tier acting, and extreme character development, it is a show that tears down the fourth wall and places you smack dab in the middle of the shitstorm.

    But what it immerses you in are powerful themes of depression, loss, and grief. NOT for everyone. In fact, possibly traumatic for some.

    The last 20 minutes of the season finale almost made it worth that watch though. Something unexpected happened. A powerful ending that leaves the viewer with hope. The bog was so heavy and laden with hopelessness that I was only expecting to to sink in over my head.

    Alas, this show took a very hopeful twist. So unexpected, that it made the feelings of relief and joy, that much more poignant.

    I sill don't reccomend it for the easily depressed, but anyone that wants to go on a journey through hell AND come out with renewed hope, like Virgil in the Inferno, you probably won't find something better in the next five years.
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    I've had this ice cream bar, since I was a child!

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    I loved season 1 and can't wait for season 2!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    I loved season 1 and can't wait for season 2!
    Oh wow. I thought I was alone.
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    My husband and I were hooked after the first episode. There was just something really compelling about it. Part of what hooked me was that one song they played in the trailers that really kind of nailed the mood for the whole series.


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