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The Leftovers (New HBO Series)

Postby Fievel on Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:22 pm

Synopsis taken from IGN - Based on the book by Tom Perrotta, the series follows what happens after 2% of the population vanishes without explanation. Those left behind have no concrete answer for how or why this occurred -- was it the biblical rapture? Something more ominous? -- leaving society in a very different place as a result.

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I am 100% in for this.
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Re: The Leftovers (New HBO Series)

Postby Peven on Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:34 pm

saw this last night and it did its job, I will be checking this out
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Re: The Leftovers (New HBO Series)

Postby so sorry on Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:53 pm

Apparently the remaining 98% of the population continue to fuck like rabbits. I was intrigued for sure, but honestly, showing nudity and people banging just because they can is getting tired IMO.
I get it HBO, you can do something that the regular channels can't. But I'm not tuning in to your shows BECAUSE you show tits and ass, and tits and asses banging together. Personally found that distracting in this trailer. If i want to watch porn I'll watch porn. This show looks promising, I hope its not all gummed up with having to show 3.4 dicks and tits every episode.
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Re: The Leftovers (New HBO Series)

Postby TheBaxter on Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:40 pm

the premise sounded unoriginal and uninspiring, but that promo did look good. they keep mentioning all the people who disappear, but then the more interesting aspect seemed to be those people in white clothes who appear out of nowhere or something? that part seems more intriguing. anyhow, i'll give it a shot.
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Re: The Leftovers (New HBO Series)

Postby so sorry on Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:42 pm

TheBaxter wrote:the premise sounded unoriginal and uninspiring, but that promo did look good. they keep mentioning all the people who disappear, but then the more interesting aspect seemed to be those people in white clothes who appear out of nowhere or something? that part seems more intriguing. anyhow, i'll give it a shot.



I thought the people in the white clothes were a cult that formed after the 2% disappear, and are trying to tell everyone not to forget what happened. I can imagine these guys knocking on my door every sunday afternoon, handing me pamphlets.
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Re: The Leftovers (New HBO Series)

Postby Peven on Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:49 pm

they're members of the Tea Party and Westboro Baptists who blame the disappearances on our tolerance of teh g@ys and socialism
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Re: The Leftovers (New HBO Series)

Postby TheBaxter on Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:43 pm

so sorry wrote:
TheBaxter wrote:the premise sounded unoriginal and uninspiring, but that promo did look good. they keep mentioning all the people who disappear, but then the more interesting aspect seemed to be those people in white clothes who appear out of nowhere or something? that part seems more intriguing. anyhow, i'll give it a shot.



I thought the people in the white clothes were a cult that formed after the 2% disappear, and are trying to tell everyone not to forget what happened. I can imagine these guys knocking on my door every sunday afternoon, handing me pamphlets.


hmm, i thought they seemed a bit more mysterious than that. i'm sure i could go look up the book on wikipedia and find out, but then that would be pretty much spoiling the whole show, so i'll just watch and find out. (and if anyone does know, or goes to look it up, don't spoil it dammit!)
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Re: The Leftovers (New HBO Series)

Postby Peven on Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:56 pm

I wonder if the show is going to go in a mystic direction or more of a science-fiction sensibility
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Re: The Leftovers (New HBO Series)

Postby Fievel on Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:08 pm

I thought one of the characters said that the people in white witnessed the event.
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Re: The Leftovers (New HBO Series)

Postby Fievel on Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:05 am

Holy shit.... what an intriguing first episode.
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Re: The Leftovers (New HBO Series)

Postby Peven on Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:51 am

not bad, not great, a solid B. hoping it builds to A territory by mid-season
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Re: The Leftovers (New HBO Series)

Postby Nice Marmot on Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:34 pm

Peven wrote:not bad, not great, a solid B. hoping it builds to A territory by mid-season


Exactly how I'd have put it. More than intrigued enough to keep watching.
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Re: The Leftovers (New HBO Series)

Postby TheBaxter on Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:38 am

it's damon lindelof's first tv series since Lost. does that mean we can start spouting off crazy theories about What It All Means yet?
ok, i'll go first.
my theory is that the disappearances were all engineered by big tobacco companies, in a conspiracy designed to boost their flagging sale numbers by creating a cult full of mute chain-smokers.
my alternate theory is that Gary Busey is a star-lord who has been living amongst us and was choosing which of us to bring with him to his home planet to start a new colony of humanity across the galaxy.
i'm pretty sure at least one of those theories is mostly correct.

it was a good show. has promise.
and after the first episode, we'll never have to hear liv tyler talk again. BONUS!
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Re: The Leftovers (New HBO Series)

Postby papalazeru on Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:03 pm

I have absolutely no idea where this show is going but I am thoroughly enjoying it.

The last episode was brilliantly done, humorously dark is some places, tense in others - Chris Ecclestons performance was great to watch and the twist at the end, I didn't see coming (not the first twist, the final end twist).

I'm quite happy to ride this one out for a while but if it goes anywhere along the Lost territories, I'm going to bow out after the second season, I won't tolerate that crap again.
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Re: The Leftovers (New HBO Series)

Postby Fievel on Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:52 pm

When it was said that there was an accident involved, I immediately knew what happened and was hoping they'd revisit that scene. I now wonder if we'll get that little boy's story (whose dad disappeared).

So what IS the good reverend going to do with that money now? Battle those in white.... or join them? And what about the pigeons, who kept showing up.... increasing in number...?
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Re: The Leftovers (New HBO Series)

Postby Fievel on Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:26 am

The people that are going to binge watch this show are going to have it so easy!

It was nice to see some light touches of humor thrown in every now and then in this last episode. But man.... this show is such a downer!! (I still love it, though!)
Easily the most intriguing thing I've seen in a while.
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Re: The Leftovers (New HBO Series)

Postby TheBaxter on Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:02 am

the lesson from this past week's episode:

if you keep smoking long enough, sooner or later you'll get stoned.
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Re: The Leftovers (New HBO Series)

Postby so sorry on Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:08 am

TheBaxter wrote:the lesson from this past week's episode:

if you keep smoking long enough, sooner or later you'll get stoned.



I read an article about that scene yesterday, saying it was the most brutal thing they've ever watched on a TV show. Was it that bad?
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Re: The Leftovers (New HBO Series)

Postby Fievel on Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:30 am

It was for a couple of reasons for me. Yes, the physical brutality was there and there was gore. But what really did it was the fact that the victim was 100% ordinary-looking. In fact, I had just remarked to myself how well-cast she was BECAUSE she was so ordinary-looking. She looked like someone you'd see once at a grocery store, and then never again in your life. I don't recall ever seeing her on screen before. Without having any lines in the show, (until the end) she did a fantastic job of portraying that character. That generic/anonymous trait increased the brutality exponentially for me.


So how long until the Chief has a dream about his daughter's friend covered in rose petals?*



*Fuck me.... American Beauty is 15 years old now. :(
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Re: The Leftovers (New HBO Series)

Postby TheBaxter on Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:27 am

Season 2 confirmed
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Re: The Leftovers (New HBO Series)

Postby Ribbons on Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:52 pm

Cool. I just went through all of season 1 last week.

Some people will find the lack of answers frustrating, but 1) that's kind of the idea and 2) I really liked it. In fact, the parts of the show that I liked the least were the ones that teased some kind of mythology. I'm thinking of Holy Wayne's daughter being called "the bridge" and Sheriff Garvey's dad's possibly prophetic speeches about being chosen. THAT was the stuff that made me want to say "fuck off" to the whole thing. But I enjoyed the bleakness and confusion that the show wallowed in. I enjoyed watching the characters struggle with the Departure and what it meant, how to overcome the pain, the guilt, the nihilism of sudden and inexplicable loss when it seems like nobody else is going to do it for them. And that's the show that I want to see more of in season 2.
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Re: The Leftovers (New HBO Series)

Postby Ribbons on Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:55 pm

Is anybody keeping up with this show?

I keep seeing comments all over the Internet about how much better season 2 is, but the ratings are abysmal (500,000 an episode last I checked). I've got it building up on my DVR but wasn't sure I was even going to watch it.
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Re: The Leftovers (New HBO Series)

Postby TheBaxter on Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:53 am

same here, saved to my DVR but haven't started watching it yet. now that a lot of the fall shows are going on winter hiatus i plan to catch up.
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Re: The Leftovers (New HBO Series)

Postby Fievel on Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:32 pm

I loved the first season, but have been unable to find the desire to get back into that world. I may check it out later, but just can't do it right now.
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Re: The Leftovers (New HBO Series)

Postby Ribbons on Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:43 pm

One of my favorite current shows returns for one final go-round. This is the perfect opportunity for all you jags to get (re)acquainted with The Leftovers.

Variety - 'Leftovers' Season 3 Review: Final Episodes Are Spectacular

Collider - 'The Leftovers' Season 3 Review: A Stunning Conclusion for One of TV's Best Series

Uproxx - It's The Beginning of the End for HBO's Astonishing 'The Leftovers'

The New York Times - "A melancholy, beautiful and mordant cosmic joke"
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Re: The Leftovers (New HBO Series)

Postby TheBaxter on Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:42 pm

muthafukkin' mark linn-baker like a BOSS!
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