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The Leftovers 

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Three years after the disappearance of two percent of the global population, a group of people in a small New York community try to continue their lives while coping with the tragedy of the unexplained nature of the event.
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3   2   1  
2017   2015   2014  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 10 wins & 69 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Justin Theroux ...  Kevin Garvey 28 episodes, 2014-2017
Amy Brenneman ...  Laurie Garvey 28 episodes, 2014-2017
Christopher Eccleston ...  Matt Jamison 28 episodes, 2014-2017
Chris Zylka ...  Tom Garvey 28 episodes, 2014-2017
Carrie Coon ...  Nora Durst / ... 28 episodes, 2014-2017
Liv Tyler ...  Meg Abbott 22 episodes, 2014-2017
Margaret Qualley ...  Jill Garvey 22 episodes, 2014-2017
Ann Dowd ...  Patti Levin 21 episodes, 2014-2017
Kevin Carroll ...  John Murphy 18 episodes, 2015-2017
Jovan Adepo ...  Michael Murphy 18 episodes, 2015-2017
Janel Moloney ...  Mary Jamison 16 episodes, 2014-2017
Michael Gaston ...  Dean 12 episodes, 2014-2017
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Three years after the disappearance of two percent of the global population, a group of people in a small New York community try to continue their lives while coping with the tragedy of the unexplained nature of the event.

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Begin again. See more »

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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

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After filming the sixth episode, production shut down for two weeks. According to HBO this was done to give the creative team more time to prepare the last episodes, because rumor has it that it was so co-creator Damon Lindelof would make changes, because the network wasn't happy with aspects of the show so far. See more »

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The admission process into Miracle is deeply flawed. Anyone who has a certain wristband gets in, period. No fingerprint matches? No DNA? No attempts at all to match the person flashing the wristband to the banded person? No. See more »

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The Greatest TV Series of All Time
15 June 2020 | by arandonnelly-02See all my reviews

In my opinion, HBO's "The Leftovers" is the greatest television series ever created. I may have a huge love for other shows such as The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, Fargo and Twin Peaks, but with great works of art, I look for intellectual and philosophical depth and stimulation to keep myself thinking. I love existentialist works of art that meditate issues such as life and death, and The Leftovers is no exception.

The Leftovers is a deep and profound series focusing on a global cataclysmic tragedy where 2% of the world's entire population vanish without a trace, leaving the rest of the world in complete and utter devastation. The series across its three amazing seasons, focuses on two main characters: Kevin Garvey (played by Justin Theroux) and Nora Durst (played by Carrie Coon), as they struggle to keep their personal lives together while facing existential devastation at their losses and the world around them.

The show focuses on so many deep and personal themes that I love to find in great works of art, including life, death, depression, anxiety, love, family, meaning and existence. The show captures all of these themes masterfully in its existentialist representation of humanity and its characters. It combines many of the best elements of some of my favourite movies of all time, like "2001: A Space Odyssey", "Synecdoche, New York" and "The Tree of Life" in its themes of humanity and existentialism, as if all the best aspects of these movies were all rolled into one perfect television series.

The show is also masterfully written, acted, and directed with astounding music and cinematography. It is a masterpiece on so many levels, and because of its infinite thematic depth and amazing story, it is arguably my favourite television series of all time.


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