Three years after the disappearance of 2% of the global population, a group of people from New York struggle to continue their lives, while they cope with the tragedy of the unexplained nature of the event. Three seasons, and 28 episodes in total.
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I love how Leftovers plays with faith itself, asking ourselves all the time: are we innerly fools with the tendency to ruin everything over and over again? The stoning scene will never leave my mind, so hurtful - so painful. I wish TV was more like this.
"The Leftovers" is the true heir of "The Sopranos", "Six Feet Under", "The Wire" and other shows that turned HBO into the powerhouse of prestige-TV. The fact that it went so under the radar while 98% percent of the world is fascinated with dragons is really a shame. A wondrous experience with an unbelievable cast, out-of-this-world writing and beautiful cinematography.
I've never been so moved by a series, in both ambits, intellectual and emotional.
The Leftovers explores human nature from the perpetual duel, by making use of magical realism, where supernatural stuff is only part of the ordinary as a medium to enter the characters.
Symbolism is everywhere, and every rewatch is rewarded with new visions of the series as a whole.