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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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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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 »

Quotes

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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Dona Nobis Pacem 1
Written by Max Richter
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I Had My Problems With This Season Opener
21 November 2015 | by watch-it-allSee all my reviews

When I watched this pilot for the first time, I was confused and not really hooked to watch more. There are too many loose ends and I wasn't sure where the whole plot would lead to.

I already watched the whole season and a couple of weeks ago, I started to re-watch season 1. The pilot is still pretty unsatisfying, but now I understand more and I also have an idea why HBO created this episode like this.

The music is fantastic, by the way. It stays with you and is beautifully crafted. The acting is superb. The cinematography as well.

It's a decent season opener for people who re-watch the series... and a rather confusing and unsatisfying pilot for people who watch "The Leftovers" for the very first time.


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