HBO's The Leftovers

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I thought the same thing. It was the best hour of television I've seen the whole year. This show is operating at the highest level right now. I hope HBO renews it for another season despite the low ratings. The way this show is able to balance the mysteries and questions it offers while also committing to character development is incredible.
And holy shit that ending :shock:

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Holy shit.....

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People often forget, Damon excels at certain types of writing and totally fails at others. The Leftovers, like LOST, often revealed his strengths and weaknesses in pretty stark contrast even if I think his talent lies most strongly in television. This episode is a resounding example of his amazing abilities as a thematically minded and even audacious storyteller.


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Vader182 wrote:People often forget, Damon excels at certain types of writing and totally fails at others. The Leftovers, like LOST, often revealed his strengths and weaknesses in pretty stark contrast even if I think his talent lies most strongly in television. This episode is a resounding example of his amazing abilities as a thematically minded and even audacious storyteller.


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Completely agree even if I haven't seen this episode. I'm doing a rewatch of Lost so far and I'm close to the ending of Season 2. Just fantastic stuff.

He should totally stick to television for the most part.

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Well, prepare to love or hate where this show just went haha. I for one thought it was brilliantly done but I also reserve judgment for how it follows up this surprising turn.

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Addicted2Movies wrote:Well, prepare to love or hate where this show just went haha. I for one thought it was brilliantly done but I also reserve judgment for how it follows up this surprising turn.
Oh my God, I was tense the whole episode. This season is much better than the first one.

About that ending:
It reminded me about those birds Erika keeps burying

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Had the same reaction as Michael as this one finished. Incredibly done episode. Ann Dowd & Justin Theroux for all the awards!

Noticed that Lindelof co-wrote this one with Nick Cuse, who's probably the son of Carlton Cuse, Damon's partner on Lost.

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I'm not completely convinced with this idea, but it seems like this episode has signified a drastic shift in the direction this series is taking. Up until now,
The Leftovers has dedicated itself to effectively walking the line between the supernatural and rationally explainable. Whether it was not committing to a religious or scientific explanation for the Sudden Departure or providing evidence for both a rational and spiritual angle regarding Kevin's seeing Patti after her death. The show has allowed the possibility for both of these directions to be possible. However, after Kevin's journey into another realm of existence (it could be Purgatory, a parallel universe, or something else entirely) it now appears that there is more to this series' world than we previously assumed. There will be some people who still suggest this could've been some sort of near death vivid hallucination, but this episode has cast serious doubt upon that in my opinion. The events of this episode open up a wide range of possibilities but could also turn off many potential viewers who enjoyed the show's apparent neutrality on these matters.

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THAT ENDING. Leave it to Lindelof to go in a completely different direction from the previous episode, but close it like this!

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Fuck. Need to see this. I see that people are raving.

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