The Leftovers (2014–2017)
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The police chief faces struggles in both his personal and professional life, as the third anniversary of the departure approaches.

Director:

Peter Berg

Writers:

Damon Lindelof (written for television by), Tom Perrotta (written for television by) | 3 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Theroux ... Kevin Garvey
Amy Brenneman ... Laurie Garvey
Christopher Eccleston ... Matt Jamison
Liv Tyler ... Meg Abbott
Chris Zylka ... Tom Garvey
Margaret Qualley ... Jill Garvey
Carrie Coon ... Nora Durst
Emily Meade ... Aimee
Amanda Warren ... Lucy Warburton
Ann Dowd ... Patti Levin
Michael Gaston ... Dean
Max Carver ... Adam Frost
Charlie Carver ... Scott Frost
Annie Q. ... Christine
Brad Leland ... Congressman Witten
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Storyline

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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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 2014 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Christopher Eccleston (Matt Jamison) & Paterson Joseph (Wayne Gilchrest) also worked together on Safe House (2015) as Robert & Mark respectively. See more »

Goofs

When Patti Levin shows Chief Kevin Garvey the sign that says, "You are not welcome here" she then underlines every word on the sign and shows it to him again. The sign is now different than before; the wording placement changed. See more »

Quotes

Kevin Garvey: Am I awake?
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Soundtracks

Are you Satisfied?
By Reignwolf
Jordan Cook - Vocals and lead guitar
Joseph Braley - Drums
David T. Rapaport a/k/a "Stitcx" - Buitar
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Agonizing
6 July 2014 | by glupidioSee 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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