The Leftovers

The Leftovers

A must-watch mixture of gripping and grim with an ensemble cast


TV Show

Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Amy Brenneman, Carrie Coon, Christopher Eccleston
60 min

The take

What would you do if 2% of the world's population disappeared without any apparent reason? This haunting human catastrophe is the premise of the HBO series The Leftovers. Starting three years after the event (dubbed the “Sudden Departure”), it homes in on small town coming to grips with the ramifications of this question, particularly police chief Kevin Garvey, played by Justin Theroux, who inadvertently finds himself at the center of it all.

For some inexplicable reason, it is relatively unknown compared to other HBO shows but this has to change. It is innovative, has an amazing Max Richter soundtrack, as well as a stellar cast, including Liv Tyler and an outstanding Carrie Coon. Created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, whose 2011 novel the show is based on, The Leftovers is a must-watch mixture of grim and gripping, but also beautiful, engrossing television!


I could watch this masterpiece just for listening to its music! This show is something else, something you should experience.

Best series on HBO since Six Feet Under. It was painful to have to watch this in real time week by week, season by season! Def a bingable series. The best part about it is – the ending. After ALL you go through to get there, it’s worth it. Carry Coon is unbelievably good, and JT has such a painful air about him it’s a bit hard to watch. But you’ll understand why.

Totally agree, few come close to this level of perfection in story, acting, cinematography and score.

I can’t watch any other shows after watching this one. Raised the bar so much.
Hands down, this is the best show ever.

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