THE LEFTOVERS Recap: “Cairo”

     August 18, 2014

In an interview earlier this summer, Tom Perrotta, who wrote The Leftovers novel and is an executive producer on the show, said that there was a definite creative tension between himself and executive producer/showrunner Damon Lindelof over the question of whether the supernatural exists in …

THE LEFTOVERS Recap: “Solace for Tired Feet”

     August 11, 2014

After The Leftovers‘ surprisingly beautiful and meditative (and grounded) “Guest,” “Solace for Tired Feet” amped up its supernatural elements.  Watching The Leftovers can be like watching several different shows at once; there are so many things about it that don’t connect, and each …

THE LEFTOVERS Recap: “Guest”

     August 3, 2014

What “Guest” proved is that The Leftovers is at its best with its single-focus episodes.  One of the show’s major flaws has been a lack of world-building.  The lives of all of its main characters seem to begin when the series does, …

THE LEFTOVERS Recap: “Gladys”

     July 27, 2014

In “Gladys,” The Leftovers shifted its focus to the Guilty Remnant (or “the GR,” as Kevin refers to them).  And yet, there’s not much more known about them now than there was before.  They’re into wearing white, aggressively smoking, and …

THE LEFTOVERS Recap: “B.J and the A.C.”

     July 21, 2014

After an interesting diversion last week with Matt’s linear and focused story, The Leftovers returned to its scattered, dour ways in “The B.J. and the A.C.”  Christmas is a difficult time of year for many, often bringing up complicated emotions …

THE LEFTOVERS Recap: “Two Boats and a Helicopter”

     July 13, 2014

In its third episodes this season, “Two Boats and a Helicopter,” The Leftovers did something very different.  It stepped back from the format of its first two episodes, which focused on the Garvey family and their reaction to The Sudden Departure, and …

THE LEFTOVERS Recap: “Penguin One, Us Zero”

     July 6, 2014

While the first hour of The Leftovers was a portrait of grief and confusion for a population whose ranks has disappeared (by 2%), “Penguin One, Us Zero” really amped things up in the supernatural department.  This idea of “more mystery, and how!” …

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