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Not one goddamn nomination for The Leftovers, SMH :ras: Worthless Emmy shitheads...
 

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Bump. Just finished the whole series. Enjoyed s2 the most. Things really got started from ep4 and culminated with e7-e8 as the standout episodes of the season.
I liked the ship episode the most from s3. I didn't really enjoy Kevin's "purgatory" mission as much in s3 as I did in s2. They couldn't have trumped it anyways. I enjoyed the finale too, I think it gave closure, and I believe it was sincere, contrary to some other beliefs from this thread.


Has anyone else seen this show during past years?
 

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I miss this show. I’ve never been so excited and moved by a show since it finished.
I may start rewatching soon
 

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Found this on the HBO Leftovers Blog. Interesting comparison between two scenes in Season 3:


 

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Indie Wire names Leftovers best show of the decade:

https://www.indiewire.com/2019/06/best-tv-shows-decade-2010-2019-netflix-hbo-1202148573/4/?fbclid=IwAR0JwccCpVykW8mDJ6SpFGw19T322hAhgosF8r-Y5l2YpeACiKAPElTFQ1U


1. “The Leftovers” (HBO, 2014-2017)




Some shows play it safe and some shows swing for the fences. And then there’s HBO’s “The Leftovers,” which takes the ball, loads it into a contraption hellbent on launching it into another dimension, and then does just that. On a lot of levels, the series defies definition, while also being exactly what you’d expect. The series begins with a global event causing the disappearance of 2 percent of the world’s population and forcing the other 98 percent to figure out how to keep living. Do you have questions? So does the series. So many questions. And unlike co-creator Damon Lindelof’s previous series “Lost,” “The Leftovers” has a lack of answers built into its very DNA. Who are we? Where do we go when we die? Where did people go when they disappeared? Am I a good person? Are you? Does it matter? Life has no answers to those questions and neither does “The Leftovers.” And by abandoning that fruitless search for answers, the series gives itself over to the exploration of the questions and the people asking them. With too many unimpeachable performances to count, including Justin Theroux, Carrie Coon, Christopher Eccleston, and Ann Dowd, the show throws itself whole-heartedly into every exploration, whether that’s a doomsday cult or an orgy cruise revolving around an old lion or an exodus from the land of the undead or an arc dedicated to “Perfect Strangers” star Mark Linn-Baker. Everything is fair game. Everything is beautiful. “The Leftovers” knows that the miracle of life is that it could crush us at any moment. And yet we live on.—LH
 

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Rolling Stone names The Leftovers #1 show of the 2010s:

 

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Another Leftovers fan here. So many great characters.

Interesting omission from RS's list: Mad Men failed to crack the top 50??
 

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I never watched Leftovers so I will add that to my watchlist.

Damages is overlooked again I see. Such a brilliant show with Glenn Close, Rose Byrne and many others like Željko Ivanek and Marcia Gay.

And I miss some other superbe shows on that list. The Bridge (Bron/Broen), Borgen, Unforgotten, The Fall, The Missing, Vera, Broadchurch, Luther, The Crown, Archer..
And I'm sure Game Of Thrones would have been higher on the list if it wasn't for that horrible last season.
 

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Another Leftovers fan here. So many great characters.

Interesting omission from RS's list: Mad Men failed to crack the top 50??

Unpopular opinion. It was such an overrated show, from all the ''ohhs and ahhs'' I expected something much better, yeah ... there were some interesting characters but what's the point in having them if you forget about these characters for almost whole season? I mean Tom Garvey or Meg (I love Liv Taylor so it was so dissapointing to have her so surprisingly little on the show). Where were theyy in the S3?! I mean they were like just a little more than cameo role characters


Also full of filler inside the episodes, and side-plots that added to nothing or amounted to nothing after sparking up my hope & excitation (like that thing with the "saviour" to come and all that buzz around it) or that thing with the veil and Nora. And I don't even mean the ending as I half-expected that. For me 7/10. Season 2: 8+/10 (albeit still a lot of filler, the first 4 episodes were basically one ovedrawn introduction). Hardly any actual pay-offs were in it that would kept me glued throughout the Leftovers.

If you want some really good show, a mind-blowing one with a minimal amount of filler, and lots of deep, existential thoughts that will haunt your head after and throughout watching that does not get as much fame than I recommend you German Netflix show called Dark (but please with no dub).
 

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Unpopular opinion. It was such an overrated show, from all the ''ohhs and ahhs'' I expected something much better, yeah ... there were some interesting characters but what's the point in having them if you forget about these characters for almost whole season? I mean Tom Garvey or Meg (I love Liv Taylor so it was so dissapointing to have her so surprisingly little on the show). Where were theyy in the S3?! I mean they were like just a little more than cameo role characters


Also full of filler inside the episodes, and side-plots that added to nothing or amounted to nothing after sparking up my hope & excitation (like that thing with the "saviour" to come and all that buzz around it) or that thing with the veil and Nora. And I don't even mean the ending as I half-expected that. For me 7/10. Season 2: 8+/10 (albeit still a lot of filler, the first 4 episodes were basically one ovedrawn introduction). Hardly any actual pay-offs were in it that would kept me glued throughout the Leftovers.

If you want some really good show, a mind-blowing one with a minimal amount of filler, and lots of deep, existential thoughts that will haunt your head after and throughout watching that does not get as much fame than I recommend you German Netflix show called Dark (but please with no dub).
Yes, unfortunately it was an unpopular show, people are sheep what are you going to do? But like yourself, it was enough for me to stay glued until the end. My favorite characters were Nora, Patty, Kevin, and the preacher. I also liked the healer in the first season, that whole arc, and really all of the characters shown as an ensemble. There were several arcs throughout the span of the series, and they were all kind of far out, and not having read the book beforehand (probably a good thing), I thought it was pretty fresh. I liked Liv Tyler's role, and it would have been nice to see more of her. But, that was definitely a supporting role and I thought the meeker side of her was more intriguing than when she went full blown terrorist. And what about secret agent Kevin against his nemesis Patty? You critique the show without a single mention of Patty, which means you and I saw a completely different show. The whole idea of the guilty remnant is brilliant.

I will say that I thought the second season was the best, followed by the first season, followed by the third season. I appreciated the ending though. But yeah, not for everyone! :D

I started watching Dark but didn't make it past the first episode. Are you saying it gets better?
 

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Yes, unfortunately it was an unpopular show, people are sheep what are you going to do? But like yourself, it was enough for me to stay glued until the end. My favorite characters were Nora, Patty, Kevin, and the preacher. I also liked the healer in the first season, that whole arc, and really all of the characters shown as an ensemble. There were several arcs throughout the span of the series, and they were all kind of far out, and not having read the book beforehand (probably a good thing), I thought it was pretty fresh. I liked Liv Tyler's role, and it would have been nice to see more of her. But, that was definitely a supporting role and I thought the meeker side of her was more intriguing than when she went full blown terrorist. And what about secret agent Kevin against his nemesis Patty? You critique the show without a single mention of Patty, which means you and I saw a completely different show. The whole idea of the guilty remnant is brilliant.

I will say that I thought the second season was the best, followed by the first season, followed by the third season. I appreciated the ending though. But yeah, not for everyone! :D

I started watching Dark but didn't make it past the first episode. Are you saying it gets better?

Obviously I highly recommend you Dark as it is an absolute masterpiece and mind-fuck to boot! You have to continue!
 
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