A fantastic different show.
Considering the high ratings of some reviewers - I persisted.
But a messy plot (albeit with strong sub-stories) combined with the trendy ending that doesn't answer any questions means I won't be investing more time in this series. Disappointing.
Wow, this show is just the pits
I watched the first season when it aired, and thought it was a muddled mess, but based on the recommendation of friends I gave it another try, and I'm so glad I did. Season 2 the show really starts to find its footing, and pace. Another commenter mentioned the "trendy ending that doesn't answer any questions"; to that I have to say what more questions could you possibly want answered? I thought the "ending was BRILLIANT". The entire show is about the extremes that humans will go to assign meaning to random events. There is no providence, there is no master plan, there is no destiny, and if you believe otherwise, then yes, you WILL be disappointed in this series. In the end this show is about the human mind and how it is so very fragile and so fallible; yet it shapes the world around us, and more importantly shapes those around us. We must be careful with sharing our beliefs, because they are contagious, yet in the end my amount to nothing.
The. Best. Show. Ever. Made.
Really good if you don't focus on "What Happened".
words cannot describe how much i love this show, it's perfect in every single way, and it had a fantastic ending
To those on the fence, and those who have given up hope. This show has many lessons for you. It takes patience, but pays in dividends.
The second series is top top quality. I really do not understand all the negative comments about this show, the acting is really good, the story interesting, the narrative compelling, I can't find a negative. It should be a criminal offence if HBO do not make at least one more series, to wrap it up.
Put simply, one of the finest TV shows ever made, up there with The Wire and Breaking Bad. The Leftovers is far more than its mystery, it's about its characters and how they react to this new world and the changes brought before them. It's not about delving into ideas of why the event happened, it's about people that were already broken before it, and how disaster brought that into the light. I don't want to get too much into what makes the show great, because that would be spoiling it. You just need to know that if you want to go into The Leftovers hoping to have a Lost style mystery, in the hopes that everything will be revealed in time, then you should probably alter your expectations or watch Lost again. This is about the people, and that's what makes it truly great.
The Leftovers will make you laugh, it will make you cry (oh boy, will it make you cry) and it will make you happy that someone even attempted to make a show so bold, ambitious and complete, that you will never forget. It was criminally underwatched when it was airing, but now you can watch the whole thing. Do yourself a favour and watch every minute of this masterpiece.
Best show and best soundtrack ever.
My favourite show of all time.
There are many fine actors in this show which was the reason we started watching it. But it is so dismal. Waiting for something, anything, to happen and nothing does. Will watch the final episode this week and that might be the last for us.
Fuck yes, HBO renewed The Leftovers for a 2nd season!
You people have no attention span.
Such a poorly paced show which seems pointless. I doubt the world would ever react that way, and those GR guys would get punched a whole lot more!!!
Yup a bit messy even for a pilot. I'll give a go one or two episodes more
I love the first episode. I think this show has a lot of promise.
I didn't got the story at all, it just seemed all really messy.
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I understood nothing of this show, I like some of the conversations, I do not agree with the assumption that no way can get better and even if the show comes down on religious extremism they end up doing the opposite in the third season.
Considering that the show starts with the trope of "a part of the population goes missing" and it develops from there, I can't really say after watching all 3 seasons that I don't know how they go missing, why they go missing and even if they are dead. The third season was the weirder of them all to me. And besides the ending, all characters end up a fuck up and by that I mean they don't get better at all.
The conversations and talks about grief got me interested, the character development is nice, and acting is really good. Especially Matt who made such a poor job with as a Doctor Who protagonist and the main villain of Thor 2.
And the religious aspect of the show got really confusing because I can't say if it is all real, if they are hallucinating it all or that whatever.
One of the best shows I've ever seen! It's completely different from everything else I've watched, hard to describe. You might need to give it some time to get into it. Especially season 2 and 3 are outstanding. And the soundtrack, amazing!
I gave this show a shot, after 2 episodes it failed to hook me.. maybe it gets better but i don't see why i should force myself in to it
Great series. One of the few in last couple of years. I have the feeling that the quality of tv shows in general is declining for some years now. And seeing one of the excellent ones ending is pretty sad. I loved its mood and spiritual creativity from the beginning and it got better from season to season. Honestly I didn't expect it to come to a great ending but I was pleasantly surprised and loved the last couple of episodes. I loved the characters and felt with them. The fact that there are a quite many dislike comments here is a sign of quality for me with show like that. It's not for everyone. But if you're brave enough to let the show's confusion and themes of uncertainty into your brain you'll be rewarded.
Huge let down, looked a really good series but it's far from it.
Suffered through all 3 seasons - should've given up after the 2nd or 3rd episode in season 1. A part of my life I'll never get back!
definitely the best show ive ever seen
This must be one of the most intense and intriguing series I have ever watched. Season 1 punches you in the face emotionally with the portrayal of the loses that the 98% leftovers feel in the wake of the departed. And the remaining two seasons tells a very intriguing story that is nicely wrapped up in season 3. There are many unanswered questions but that is true of many great novels and this is what The Leftovers is most easily compared to. The acting is wonderful with Justin Theroux and Carrie Coon easily taking the prize for the most compelling acting. Its just a completely wonderful series.
Great show, great acting performances, I'll miss it.
Very Bad Beginning, mediocre middle,
the worst ending i have ever seen - skipped through half the finale...
Save your time and watch something else...
great ending. Not at all what I expected but great none the less. One of my top 10 shows of all time.
Should of been a blockbuster series but it's just a huge blockbuster flop.
One of the most amazing shows I've ever seen.
I just finished season one of three, and have been told season 2 is better yet. This story, from the creators of LOST, is a slow burn, so commit to the long haul. Before I began watching, I read the viewers feedback comments, and the best advice was, forget about what happened, or the why or how of it. Those who wanted those questions answered hated the series, those who invested in the story curve of the characters, and how they chose to repond, discover the appeal of the series, and gave it rave reviews. I settled in to giving it an 8.5 out of 10, with a 10 for the penultimate episode (1.9) and a 9.5 for the season finale. What I enjoyed was the performances. This has a stellar cast, with some promising newcomers. Carrie Coon was a new name to me, but attracked awards for her work in the series.
Until the episode "International Assassin" I hadn't decided where to sit with this show. It was certainly "different" in a not annoying or tacky way, but I felt the inspiration perhaps too on the nose. And here I find my empty derivative floosy opinion spiraling away on the quiet poignant poise of putting something so sweetly on your nose.
Underrated series. This is just amazing. Season 2 is a blast!
I have seen two episodes and I don't understand where the plot is going, I'll stick for a few more just because I'm intrigued.
This show has the best soundtrack of any show I've ever watched, whoever is in charge of selecting music for the episodes needs a huge raise! Every single episode has at least one great song (not including either season 1 or 2's themes, both fantastic) per episode!
One of the best shows I have ever seen
What a beautiful mindfuck!!!! Love it!!!! (via TV Blaze for WP)
It's definitely the best Tv Show I have ever seen !! It's fascinating bu also confused, many feelings about this Tv Show. The actors are really great, they are really convincing. Thank you HBO, Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta !!!
This is an incredible show, and my current favorite of the ones airing right now.
I've enjoyed it so far. I am really hoping they don't pull a "Lost" because the show has a lot of potential. The variations of piano music played throughout the episode is extremely well done. Liv Tyler is surprisingly good as well.
Man I'm so chilled for this coming back.
I am not coming back for a second season
The writing and performances were top notch. The choice of songs were brilliant as well. The score by Max Richter is terrific which is a huge plus. The show is about how the characters are dealing with the unexplainable tragedy rather than how it happened or why. So if you're interested only in how or why, then you'll be disappointed or even frustrated. If you want a character driven show and watch how these people are doing, you'll love this. Easily the best new drama of this year IMO. So glad it's coming back next year.
Un petit chef d'œuvre cette série ! Le thème musical est un bijou. Bravo encore à HBO
I love the show so far ,though too gloomy sometimes ! The acting "Justin Theroux" is superb in my opinion , also the story lines are entertaining and well written.
Epic Show with an amazing finale
Like almost every good, deep and thoughtful show it takes time and patience to have an emotional impect.
À SLAP !! Very good show !
really enjoying this, its a change from the usual formula most shows follow i just hope hbo doesnt bin it because of the "boring as hell crowd"
Boring as hell
Boring as hell! I'll give it a couple more episodes to redeem itself, then it will be a farewell.
People need to give this show a chance, but of course that won't happen. I just hope HBO does.
Who don't knows what will be left behind will never get true plot of the show. It's not about what is said, it's about it isn't. The whole world is the Remnant (or leftovers in a dog bag), only on the Guilt Remnant the caos make sense.
I found the pilot icky enough to decide not to watch any more.
dont know why this show is getting so much hate...2 episodes in I am really enjoying...yes it is weird but cant wait to see where the storyline goes
Heh its from the creator of Lost.. So without even watching it I know it's gonna suck ! Don't wanna see another show only filled with flashbacks and cliffhangers but no good story.
At first I thought that was Leighton Meester, but it's someone else!