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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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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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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

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In 2016, during an interview on National Publc Radio's "Fresh Air with Terry Gross", Christopher Eccleston told Gross that playing Reverend Matt Jamison on this show was one of several recent life experiences that had led him to stop identifying as an atheist: "I'm no longer sure now. I'd certainly made great play a number of years ago about my atheism. And things have changed in my life. And I know - I'm no longer so certain. I - so I guess I would have to say agnostic now....I had children....I lost my father. I watched him suffer through his dementia. I had my own crisis earlier in the year. I don't - life has happened to me, I would say - life. And maybe some of the issues in "The Leftovers", my relationship with Damon Lindelof, the showrunner - remember we had a - quite a discussion on faith. He claims that I said that - because Matt Jamison, in the novel on which the series is originally based, only appears for two pages. So Damon was very surprised that I was pursuing that role. But I pointed out to him that, you know, it's a great, dramatic character, an Episcopalian reverend who possibly was not taken in a Biblical rapture. It's just there. It's for the taking. But he claims that I said that the man's reaction to that would be to become more religious. I don't remember saying that. But that's what Damon claims. But we had a discussion about faith. And Damon said, look, I - that's a very difficult question to answer because I said, are you a believer? You know, and I find myself there now, really. I just feel that when I was stomping around saying I was an atheist, I was not thinking about it enough. I think I was - I mean, there is certainly a huge part of me that feels intense anger against organized religion. But I do feel, at the moment, a little more spiritually open to what may be religious beliefs." See more »

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While the series is set in Westchester County,NY, it is clear from the scenery and vegetation that it is not. This especially in long shots when the terrain is clearly that on area not in the Northeastern US. See more »

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Bulletproof vests, hugs from holy men, tattoo's to cover up.
29 July 2020 | by dawidjagusiakSee all my reviews

Just watched the entire show (all 3 seasons) and it surely was a rollercoaster. There were a lot of moments and even entire episodes where I was getting annoyed with it. Completely abandoned the show after watching first few episodes of season 2, where the plot starts to become supernatural. I really enjoyed realism of the first season - people trying to deal with something they cannot logically explain.

I picked the show up where I left it after about a year as it still left me curious about the ending. Did it deliver? Yes, but if you are a viewer that expect all the answers by the end you will be disappointed. On the other hand if you treat it with a grain of salt it and let it disappoint you every now and then it will deliver. "The Leftovers" is more of a poetic, psychological drama than a sci-fi thriller and the most poignant scenes in this series involve people sitting down and talking to each other.


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