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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 from New York City struggle to continue their lives, while they cope with the tragedy of the unexplained nature of the event.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 10 wins & 64 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 from New York City struggle to continue their lives, while they cope with the tragedy of the unexplained nature of the event.

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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

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29 June 2014 (USA) See more »

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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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Season 2 is one of the greatest displays of art ever to be put on screen. Beautiful, thought provoking, powerful and intensely epic.
29 November 2015 | by riseagainst1090See all my reviews

Never before have I written a review on IMDb. Not a single one. Have been using this site since I was a young teenager (I am 25 now) and although I have been moved by and enthralled with television series and films in the past, never before has one compelled me this much to feel the need to formally post a review. That being said, The Leftovers made me write a review because it is one of the most criminally underrated, under watched and overlooked shows on television today (in America, at least). It is an absolute shame because this show is a true artistic and philosophical marvel. It forces you to truly think and truly feel while you are experiencing it, and that is something too few television shows and films do today. Nowadays, too many want a movie over a film; a show over a series. This masterpiece of a season, season 2, will be looked back upon one day as one of the greatest television seasons of any show all time. It is that rare new gem hidden amongst the knockoffs and hand me downs. Light years ahead of any competition.

Without giving any spoilers, I will tell you that this show is like absolutely none you've ever experienced before, even with any possible similarities it has to other shows one could possibly compare it to (maybe Twilight Zone, Lost, Twin Peaks or Black Mirrors). The Leftovers has completely its own style and tone through amazing production value and direction. Not to mention, the writing and acting are both phenomenal and mind blowing. The depth and range of the characters and the actors playing them are beyond remarkable. The way it is shot, edited and the way they incorporate both the show's AMAZING score (beautifully haunting beyond measure) and outside songs into it make it into one totally cohesive and extremely powerful piece of art. This show is special beyond any comparison and moves you upon its own merit.

The Leftovers deals with mystery, philosophy, spirituality, loss, pain, love, hate, truth and fiction and what it means to truly understand and deal with all of these things. Not to mention the supernatural and unexplainable elements of life, nature and humanity themselves. And it is a true marvel to watch.

Please watch this show and you will not be disappointed! ( Well, unless you have awful taste and don't know what art is or you just don't like things that make you think and feel and question ;P ) Great things ahead for this series! Love love love what Lindelof Perrotta Leder and co are doing. Truly special to see every Sunday! 10/10


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