The Leftovers: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (29 Jun. 2014)

TV Episode  |  TV-MA  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
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The police chief faces struggles in both his personal and professional life, as the third anniversary of the departure approaches.



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Three years after millions of people - some 2% of the world's population - have vanished into thin air, residents of Mapleton, NY weigh the pros and cons of a "Heroes Day" tribute to the local "Departed." Attempting to maintain a sense of normalcy in his strained community, police chief Kevin Garvey faces additional challenges at home with his daughter, Jill, who's lost in a cloud of apathy with her friend Aimee, and son, Tom, who has gravitated to a cult led by the charismatic Holy Wayne. Also of concern is a silent, white-clad group of chain-smoking men and women called the Guilty Remnant, who team up in pairs to stake out people and places around town. As tension in Mapleton escalates, the lives of Laurie, an unexpected member of the Guilty Remnant, and Meg, a recently engaged young woman, converge. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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When Jill and Aimee smoke the joint it jumps back and forth between them without their passing it. The joint also disappears from Aimee's hand when she waves at a guy exiting the building. See more »


Adam Frost: No, no, no not all of them did, just the ones that witnessed it, you know, who were actually there when someone went...
Scott Frost: ...Poof!
Adam Frost: Dog are just animals, man. They're not like us, trying to reason it all out, make sense of shit that makes no sense. They see something like that, and they just snap. All bets are off right there. No more chasing sticks, no more licking your own balls.
Scott Frost: ...ha
Adam Frost: Then just go primal, man. Same thing's gonna happen to us. It's just taking longer.
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Jordan Cook - Vocals and lead guitar
Joseph Braley - Drums
David T. Rapaport a/k/a "Stitcx" - Buitar
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6 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There's some quality acting in here, but the story lacks the intrigue and punch necessary to make it compelling. It has the feel of a long tedious walk down a dark lonely hallway that leads to a flooded basement where a hooded figure lurks in the shadows.

The characters were mildly interesting. I enjoyed getting to know them quite thoroughly in the first episode. However, not enough for me to really feel for them or care what happens next. I think this would have been much more interesting if it were 99.9% of the population that vanished.

There is way too much time spent on slow lingering shots of smoldering cigarettes, getting out of bed, climbing stairs, getting in and out of cars- and I'm a David Lynch fan. It tried too hard to be dark, emotional and dramatic and lost me in the execution.

Overall, the pilot did not interest me enough to continue watching the series. Deleted.

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