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The Leftovers, Season 1, Episode 8, “Cairo”
Directed by Michelle MacLaren
Airs Sundays at 10pm Est on HBO
Cults on TV are tough. They seem like a really good idea. They’re weird and scary and, bonus, we have them in real life. But anyone who has seen or read my reviews of The Following knows that it is incredibly easy to abuse (big, unnamed plans that go nowhere; non-believably-cultish members, too much access and synchronicity on too many fronts). It’s exciting to see, then, that this show, which has saddled itself with two cult plots—both trickily heightened from real life— finally comes through with really activating at least one, with making it live. A lot of what’s in “Cairo” is material I’ve been waiting for since the pilot. The gusto with which it delivers it makes it absolutely worth the wait. »
Recently, HBO served up the new promo/spoiler clip (below) for their upcoming "The Leftovers" episode 9 of season 1, and it appears to be very interesting and drama-filled as Kevin continues to encounter some shocking situations, and more. The episode is titled, "The Garveys at Their Best." In the new, 9th episode, Kevin is going to attempt to suppress his bad habits while going after a marauding deer in Mapleton. Laurie is going to get not-unexpected news during a rising sense of foreboding. Tom will end up, connecting with his past, against his better judgment. Nora will land a job interview. Kevin Senior is going to be given an honor. The episode was written by Kath Lingenfelter & Damon Lindelof and it was directed by Dan Sackheim. Episode 9 is scheduled to air on Sunday night, August 24th at 10pm on HBO. »
In an interview earlier this summer, Tom Perrotta, who wrote The Leftovers novel and is an executive producer on the show, said that there was a definite creative tension between himself and executive producer/showrunner Damon Lindelof over the question of whether the supernatural exists in the show. This first season is, supposedly, a battleground in which either option could be true. But by "Cairo," that seems less and less likely. Hit the jump for a look at why things in Mapleton need to expand beyond the gloomy suffering of its inhabitants, and what it means if they don't. From my understanding, in the novel, there is not a question of supernatural events aside from the Departure itself. What makes The Leftovers TV show different though is that the question hasto be answered. Because it's a series, and because Kevin's visions are getting stronger and his "lost time" is becoming »
- Allison Keene
No, it wasn’t easy. My personal viewing experience of the first two episodes of HBO’s The Leftovers has stuck with me throughout the entire summer, and I have zero problem with telling people that watching two hours of Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta‘s series actually made me feel physically ill, it was just that heavy. The Leftovers may still not be binge-watch television, but it has finally become must-watch television. With just two episodes left, it was about time that some kind of tide turned. The HBO series, inspired by Perrotta’s novel of the same name, was never intended to be feel-good television, just by virtue of the fact that it’s entirely centered on a global-scale tragedy. The series picks up three years after some kind of “event” has whisked away 2% of the world’s population, enough time to sort of get things back to normal, but »
- Kate Erbland
With J.J. Abrams currently deep into directing Star Wars: Episode VII, Paramount has turned to Roberto Orci, co-writer and producer of Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness, to direct what we still only know as Star Trek 3, set to release in 2016 to coincide with the franchise’s 50th anniversary.
With Orci’s previous regular collaborator Alex Kurtzman busy preparing to direct Universal’s The Mummy reboot and Into Darkness co-writer Damon Lindelof currently running his HBO series The Leftovers, Orci has teamed up with screenwriters Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne (the same pair who have been working on a Flash Gordon reboot for 20th Century Fox) to pen the next Star Trek film.
Now, Orci has taken to the comments section of Click to continue reading ‘Star Trek 3′ First Script Draft Has Been Completed
- Anthony Vieira
Everything is at stake for Kevin Garvey in “Cairo,” The Leftovers‘ most eventful and dramatic installment to date, as well as undoubtedly one of its best. The Damon Lindelof we know and love from Lost came out to play in last week’s “Solace for Tired Feet,” an episode that updated us on the situations of most of the main players. So, in typical Leftovers fashion, “Cairo” is a much more restrained hour, centering only on Kevin and Jill’s journeys, but it still features plenty of Lindelofian storytelling by way of evocative imagery, enigmatic dialogue and a mounting sense of psychological instability.
Throughout the season, Kevin’s battle for control of his mind has taken center stage. We’ve seen that the mysterious Dean appears to exist separately as a flesh-and-blood individual in reality (shouting out during the town meeting, and showing up at the site of Gladys’ death »
- Isaac Feldberg
A review of tonight's "The Leftovers" — which HBO renewed a few days ago — coming up just as soon as I keep my gun in the crisper... "That's all any of us want now, every single one of us. Not answers. Not love. Just a reason to exist. Something to live for. Something to die for." -Patti "The Leftovers" is not "Lost," but because both have Damon Lindelof at the top of the masthead — and because both feature characters coping with an unfathomable, possibly supernaturally-driven loss — there will be times when the new show can't help but evoke the old one. "Two Boats and a Helicopter," for instance, had echoes of the famous John Locke spotlight episode "Walkabout" (and its single-pov style was the "Lost" flashback structure taken to an extreme). "Cairo," meanwhile, plays more than a bit like Lindelof and company — in this case, writers Curtis Gwinn & Carlito Rodriguez, plus »
- Alan Sepinwall
Recently, HBO served up the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "The Leftovers" episode 9 of season 1. The episode is entitled, "The Garveys At Their Best," and it sounds like things will get quite intriguing and dramatic as Kevin attempts to suppress his bad habits, track down a marauding deer, and more. In the new,9th episode press release: Kevin will try to suppress his bad habits while tracking down a marauding deer in Mapleton. Laurie will receive not-unexpected news amidst a rising sense of foreboding. Tom is going to connect with his past against his better judgment. Nora will have a job interview. Kevin Senior (Scott Glenn) is going to receive an honor. The episode was written by Kath Lingenfelter & Damon Lindelof ,and it was directed by Dan Sackheim. Episode 9 is set to air on Sunday night, August 24th at 10pm on HBO. »
Liv Tyler was on the brink of giving up acting, leaving the city and retreating to country life. But then the offer came along to star in a new HBO drama, The Leftovers, made by one of the creators of Lost
Liv Tyler, whose first movie role was two decades ago, may have just made the smartest choice of her career. In the autumn, shell appear on British TV screens in HBOs The Leftovers a good move not just because its her first ever television role, but also because the series is currently the most discussed TV show in the Us.
Based on the novel by Tom Perrotta, who co-created the series along with Damon Lindelof of Lost fame, its set in a world where, three years previously, 2% of the worlds population suddenly vanished without explanation. The series follows those who have been left behind in the fictional small town of Mapleton, »
- Hermione Hoby
Greetings everyone, and welcome to the latest edition of the WhatCulture.com News Brief. It’s been a bit of a tough week for movie, TV, and entertainment fans, as not only was it a slow news week in general, but we also lost two incredible Hollywood legends. Lauren Bacall and Robin Williams both passed away, and left behind incredible legacies that we’ll talk about a bit later on.
In other news, we have several studios playing Release Date Jamboree and announcing openings for upcoming films and franchise sequels, we have word on the future of Damon Lindelof and HBO’s controversial new series The Leftovers, updates on Marvel’s The Inhumans and DC’s Aquaman, and a glimmer of hope that Michael Bay might finally move on from the moneymaking machines known as the Transformers franchise.
Before we mourn the loss of those who’ve fallen this week, »
- James Garcia
HBO announced that it has renewed "The Leftovers" for a second season, with only three episodes left until the Season 1 finale. Based on the book by Tom Perrotta, "The Leftovers" explores a sudden, inexplicable event that causes 2 percent of the world's population to vanish. The show follows those left behind, dealing with the social, spiritual and emotional ramifications of the so-called Departure. "We are thrilled to bring back 'The Leftovers' for a second season with the exceptional talents of Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta," said Michael Lombardo, HBO programming president. "It has been truly exciting to see the overwhelming response to their provocative and original storytelling. "We look forward to continuing the journey as the show delves deeper into the lives of those who »
Ridely Scott has been quoted saying that it will be a direct sequel to the first film, Prometheus: “I know where it’s going. I know that to keep [David] alive is essential and to keep [Elizabeth] alive is essential and to go where they came from, not where I came from, is essential..." Noomi Rapace, who will be reprising her role as Elizabeth, told The Playlist: “There are all these religious aspects and there are very interesting conversations…there are a lot of things to explore in there and to continue." Writer Damon Lindelof says there are lots of unanswered questions left from the first film: “Ridley was very interested in talking about, ‘What are the answers to the questions that Prometheus is posing that are not necessarily definitively spelled out in the body of Prometheus?’” He also discussed how Prometheus was a quasi-prequel to Alien: “This movie has two »
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Los Angeles, Aug. 13, 2014 - HBO has renewed the drama series The Leftovers for a second season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. Created by Damon Lindelof (Emmy(R) winner for "Lost") and acclaimed novelist Tom Perrotta (Academy Award(R) nominee for "Little Children"), the series is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television. Lindelof serves as showrunner.
When HBO announced that it would be adapting Tom Perrotta’s novel The Leftovers into a television series, there was every reason to think that the show could become just the latest in the network’s long string of celebrated original programming. After all, showrunner Damon Lindelof was attached to the show from the beginning – and while Lindelof’s storytelling decisions on films like Prometheus and television series like Lost have proven divisive for some, the fact remains that his projects tend to find an audience.
Earlier this year, HBO gave the show’s launch a solid marketing push, playing off of the mysterious event that kicks the series’ status quo into gear. Although it hasn’t brought in record-breaking ratings, The Leftovers has remained a steady performer for ...
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- Robert Yaniz Jr.
Hey, there. How are you? Are you okay? How is HBO’s The Leftovers treating you? It’s okay to be tender about it! You can even get mad! Any emotions are welcome here. Since it debuted in June, the latest HBO series has garnered responses that run the gamut. Some people love it. Some people hate it. Maybe some people are in the middle there, but who knows! Some people have already given up on it. Some people continue to plow through. Here at Film School Rejects, we’re into completionism, so yes, we’ve (really, though, I mean me) kept up our watching. It’s gotten better. Sort of. Now the series, pulled from Tom Perrotta‘s novel of the same name and created by Perrotta and showrunner Damon Lindelof, will have another chance to win over viewers — a whole new season, actually. HBO has announced that it will be bringing back their summertime series »
- Kate Erbland
The Leftovers review dark, unpredictable and occasionally great
HBOs drama series The Leftovers has been renewed for a second season, the cable network announced on Wednesday.
Created by Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof and novelist Tom Perrotta, The Leftovers chronicles the lives of people left behind after 2% of the worlds population disappeared without a trace in a Rapture-like event.
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- Lauren Gambino
Though debuting to just 1.7 million viewers who watched the premiere live in June, the series has pulled its biggest ratings from time-shifting, encores and streaming and now grabs nearly eight million weekly viewers once all platforms are taken into account. [Source: The Live Feed]
One more obvious difference between George R.R. Martin's books and HBO's TV adaptation "Game of Thrones" is that the latter on occasion delivers some gay sex involving characters only suggested as gay in the books. Martin himself recently explained why he never wrote any gay sex into the novels:
"Because none of the viewpoint characters are gay, there are no explicit gay sex scenes in the early books. A television show doesn't have those limitations. Will that change? It might. I've had letters from fans who »
- Garth Franklin
The Leftovers Season 2 is a go. HBO is known for renewing many of its original series fairly early in their runs, but after seven episodes, the network had yet to make a public decision regarding its bleak new drama series. The uncertainty is over, however, as THR reports that HBO has officially ordered a second season of the show from executive producers Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta. I’ve watched every episode of The Leftovers thus far, but I still couldn’t really tell you what it’s about. More after the jump. Technically, The Leftovers revolves around the aftermath surrounding a massive “Sudden Departure”, in which 2% of the world’s population vanished. The two standalone episodes (“Two Boats and a Helicopter” and, particularly, “Guest”) were brilliant, but I’ve found the rest of the show to be a bit of a mixed bag. The uncertainty surrounding this whole Guilty »
- Adam Chitwood
The Leftovers won’t get left behind by HBO: The network has just renewed the Damon Lindelof–Tom Perrotta drama for a second season. The pickup isn’t a surprise, since ratings for the show have been solid throughout its season-one run, and, more important, they've been consistent: Most of the people who watched the premiere are sticking with the show. Leftovers, averaging a same-day audience of between 1.6 million and 1.8 million viewers so far, is also doing a better job of holding onto the True Blood audience than Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom did when it aired behind TB last summer. While some critics have been vocal in their displeasure with The Leftovers’ creative direction (or lack thereof, as some have charged), another segment has been impressed with what Lindelof and Perrotta have done. (Our own Matt Zoller Seitz reviewed the show here; we’ve recapped each episode here.) All »
- Josef Adalian
The network announced on Wednesday that the show was picked up for second season.
"We are thrilled to bring back 'The Leftovers' for a second season with the exceptional talents of Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta,” HBO Programming President, Michael Lombardo, said in a statement. “It has been truly exciting to see the overwhelming response to their provocative and original storytelling. We look forward to continuing the journey as the show delves deeper into the lives of those who remain.”
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