Television The Leftovers (TV Show)

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Just finished season three now. Finally its over. Spoilered comments for those still in various parts of the series:

So they went down the 'believe Nora if you want' route. I choose not to, I think she made that story up so she could finally be at peace without having to give her life for it. The bit that gave it away for me was the scientist who first used it on himself waited for HER to tell him to build another one so SHE could go back. As if the scientist had no brain cells to link the two parallel universes together asap before he died and took his vital skills to his grave. Duh! And even after he built another one for her he didn't come back and announce it to this world while getting the other 2 percent back over. Thus making huge news and Kevin not having to take her word for it as there would be global evidence of it. Double duh!

As you'll see from my past comments, I loved this show. But do I feel cheated ala Lost? Yeah a little. A few too many unnecessary diversions (dog/jackal DNA in senior politicians indicating anti-Christ, etc). But I'm glad they didn't decide to milk this and handled the difficult issue of closure reasonably well.
 

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Yeah my housemate is currently watching Season 3 and I love that music every time it comes on near the end of episodes.
 

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Somehow the show got snubbed for basically every Emmy going.
 

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How this show doesn't win awards is baffling and tells you a lot about what those shows stand for.
 

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Just finished season one, not sure what is really going on.
 

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Has The Wire for company.
Amazing that The Wire aired for six years and basically won nothing. The show really was underappreciated until it finished airing, shame.

Although The Emmys are a joke to be fair, they basically just pick the most popular shows out there for the major awards, Mad Men being the exception, although critics constantly raved about it throughout its run, whereas they seemed to be oblivious to The Wire.
 

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Amazing that The Wire aired for six years and basically won nothing. The show really was underappreciated until it finished airing, shame.

Although The Emmys are a joke to be fair, they basically just pick the most popular shows out there for the major awards, Mad Men being the exception, although critics constantly raved about it throughout its run, whereas they seemed to be oblivious to The Wire.
The Critics Choice awards are generally more in sync with things. Leftovers was nominated and Carrie Coon won last night (was a joint nomination for both Fargo and Leftovers).
 

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Finally finished this...

Really like the music and acting in the show. Top notch.

Sadly, 99% of the time its hard to know wtf is going on.

Contrary to popular opinion, my favourite season was the first one. Darker than the rest.

I did like the ending though.

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I don't think so... i think she repent in the last second when she was almost full under "water". You can see her reaching up with her head, and we know the people outside can hear her, so i think she screamed "STOP!!!" and went into hiding after that.

Although, in a universe where people disappear out of nowhere, i guess its possible for stranger things to happen. (i just don't believe she went through with it)
 

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Jolly good show. Jolly good.
 

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I just finished it today. I wanted to watch all of season 3 after it had aired, and didn't really have time this summer. My God it was brilliant. Season 3 just went from strength to strength, building on season 2, and delivering just the right amount of emotional punch mixed up with a bit of comedy. Pretty ballsy season as well considering a few episodes didn't even have the main characters in them (like the one with Kevin's dad). It's a pretty fascinating show in how it flirts with being over serious and up its own arse at times, and yet never actually goes into that territory. The writing, character development, directing, acting, music, all top top notch.

Brilliant show that will go down as a classic in time.
 

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Really enjoyed season 1

Season 2 went downhill badly.And Season 3 not great at all IMO

I still havent watched the final 3 episodes of the series. And struggling to find motivation to do so

I assume the series was cancelled?
 

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Really enjoyed season 1

Season 2 went downhill badly.And Season 3 not great at all IMO

I still havent watched the final 3 episodes of the series. And struggling to find motivation to do so

I assume the series was cancelled?
:lol: You have it all backwards Randall.

Series 1 is the weakest and it gets stronger with each season. There are only 3 series. Series 3 has a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
 

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This show was fecking great. Loved the finale. Don't believe Nora as the story is a bit too convenient but it could obviously go either way and in the end it doesn't matter. I did think her reaction to Kevin "you believe me?" was a bit like "you believe this shit?"

Such a good show though. 3 seasons was enough I think.
 

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Really enjoyed season 1

Season 2 went downhill badly.And Season 3 not great at all IMO

I still havent watched the final 3 episodes of the series. And struggling to find motivation to do so

I assume the series was cancelled?
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Honestly you gotta accept these things. Some people think The Wire is boring, some people molest children, some people think Leftovers Season 3 isn't great.

Just got to learn to live with it I guess.
 

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:lol: You have it all backwards Randall.

Series 1 is the weakest and it gets stronger with each season. There are only 3 series. Series 3 has a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Finally finished the show

And still I think season 1 was the best. Performances throughout were superb but I hated the crazy episodes in Kevin’s brain. In fact they for me were bloody awful

Final episode was quite nice but so much of it seemed pointless and didn’t build on early promise.

Best episode of the entire series for me was episode 3 of season 1 where it focuses on Matt winning cash in the casino attempting to save his church. That was brilliant TV
 
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Kinda wish Matt was the main character instead of Kevin.
 

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Season 1 gets a little too much flack, aye. I think one weakness about season 3 is the fact that the second International Assassin episode wasn't really that great, especially compared to the one in season 2.
 
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Season 1 gets a little too much flack, aye. I think one weakness about season 3 is the fact that that the second International Assassin episode wasn't really that great, especially compared to the one in season 2.
That *thunk* of Kevin's dick though.
 

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Noooo, how on earth you can even think that. Justin Theroux is just out of this world... especially that episode "International Assassin".
One of the worst hours of tv I ever sat through, then he had the cheek to do it again in season 3
 

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Just started season 1... if not for the amazing later feedback this show gets, I'd likely have given up. Hoping for a marked improvement in later episodes!
 

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I don't know anyone who has seen International Assassin and doesn't regard it as incredible television. Too out there for you maybe?
I thought it was one of the best episodes of anything, ever. The bit with the well was heart-breaking.
 

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Kinda wish Matt was the main character instead of Kevin.
The beauty of Matt's character is you get him in small bundles. Makes for highest-tier quality episodes whenever he has long passages.
 

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Found it to be pretentious rubbish and totally unessessary
I thought it was fantastic and the pinnacle of the show. Very much in keeping with the overall tone of the series, surprised you like The Leftovers and yet didn't like that episode. But given your preferences with regards to seasons (even though I agree with Nilssy that season 1 gets too much flak), I think we probably just didn't enjoy the same things in the show.
 

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I think International Assassin was comfortably the best episode. And that says a lot considering how high quality the last five episodes of season two and most of season three are.
 

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Catching this late. About to reach the finale of S3. What a brilliantly worked show.
 

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I think only the very best (Wire, Sopranos, Mad Men...) beat it for me. It's a personal favourite.
 

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I've been looking for series to binge watch during the lockdown. I saw The Leftovers mentions a few times on this forum so I gave it a shot.

What a pile of old wank. Everyone who recommended this is now on my blacklist. I hope you're proud of yourselves.
 

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I've been looking for series to binge watch during the lockdown. I saw The Leftovers mentions a few times on this forum so I gave it a shot.

What a pile of old wank. Everyone who recommended this is now on my blacklist. I hope you're proud of yourselves.
Did you manage to see the error of your ways? I listened to this earlier and now I am craving some Leftover greatness.

Any similar shows that people would recommend? Rectify looks sort of same-y, depressive and melancholic.
 

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Did you manage to see the error of your ways? I listened to this earlier and now I am craving some Leftover greatness.

Any similar shows that people would recommend? Rectify looks sort of same-y, depressive and melancholic.
Have you seen Watchmen? It’s only one season but it’s by Lindelof too (producer of The Leftovers).

Similar levels of mystique and nihilist banality, just with a bit of superhero-ism added in. Not too much, thankfully.
 

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Have watched 30 minutes of it, some random episode. Thought it was garbage. They were having some sort of group sex or whatever it was