No one who has watched even 30 seconds of “The Leftovers
” would tell you it’s a cheery show. HBO’s ambitious, poignant, and periodically gut-wrenching drama often chases one devastating moment with another, occasionally pausing to give the viewer a brief, teary respite — if we’re lucky.
Enter Season 3. In any given episode of “The Leftovers
,” tears are a sure thing, but there are scenes that spark tears of joy. From Nora’s awkwardly endearing comebacks (“Fuck your daughter!”) to Kevin’s attempts at family bonding to a giant blow-up doll of Gary Busey
, the laughs are there, if you can smile through the pain.
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It wasn’t easy, but we’ve rounded up the happiest, most bittersweet moments of “The Leftovers
” so far. Between Season 1 and 2, the show only seems to be getting cheerier,