The Leftovers: Season 1 (2014)

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Critic Consensus: Its dour tone and self-seriousness may make for somber viewing, but The Leftovers is an artfully crafted, thought-provoking drama that aims high and often hits its mark.

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jun 29, 2014
2
Air date: Jul 6, 2014
3
Air date: Jul 13, 2014
4
Air date: Jul 20, 2014
5
Air date: Jul 27, 2014
6
Air date: Aug 3, 2014
7
Air date: Aug 10, 2014
8
Air date: Aug 17, 2014
9
Air date: Aug 24, 2014
10
Air date: Sep 7, 2014

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Damon Lindelof ("Lost") and Tom Perrotta adapted the latter's novel about life in a small town after many of its residents vanished in a Rapture-like event. The series begins with the third anniversary of the "The Sudden Departure," and the residents of Mapleton, N.Y., have their own ways of dealing with the aftermath of this cataclysmic event, including police chief Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux), who tries to keep the peace but is also fighting to maintain his sanity, while his daughter, Jill (Margaret Qualley), pushes the boundaries of being a rebellious teen. Elsewhere in town, Rev. Matt Jamison (Christopher Eccleston) swears he has the inside scoop on the worldwide disappearance of 140 million people; Nora Durst (Carrie Coon) finds an unusual career to distract herself after losing her entire family; and a mysterious group called the Guilty Remnant have an uncanny ability to call attention to themselves without uttering a single word. With Ann Dowd, Amy Brenneman and Chris Zylka.

Cast

Justin Theroux
as Kevin Garvey
Amy Brenneman
as Laurie Garvey
Carrie Coon
as Nora Durst
Christopher Eccleston
as Matt Jamison
Ann Dowd
as Patti Levin
Chris Zylka
as Tom Garvey
Charlie Carver
as Scott Frost
Max Carver
as Adam Frost
Amanda Warren
as Lucy Warburton
Annie Q.
as Christine
Janel Moloney
as Mary Jamison
Scott Glenn
as Kevin Garvey Sr.
Wayne Duvall
as Artur Vitello
Patrick Husted
as Louis Patterson
Mary Shultz
as Marie Patterson
Briana Marin
as The Woman
Deshawn Harold Mitchell
as Truck Passenger
Adrian Matilla
as Purchase Cop
David Turner
as Anthony
Nadia Gan
as Liane
Natalie Gold
as Sam's Mother
Gary Werntz
as Harris Kurtz
Viki Boyle
as Older Crying Woman
Jenna Stern
as Jennifer Freschette
Curtiss Cook
as Patrick Johansen
Christopher Devlin
as Charlie Patterson
Marjorie Johnson
as Weeping GR
Adam McNulty
as SWAT AFTEC #1
Cruz Rodriguez
as Preschooler
John Sharian
as Agent Davidoff
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Critic Reviews for The Leftovers Season 1

All Critics (67) | Top Critics (34)

I've watched few TV shows that make you so thoughtful. Lindelof and Perrotta make you think about the universe and whether our sense of daily purpose is too often diverted away from those who matter most.

Apr 14, 2017 | Full Review…

So with visions of Lost still too recent, here we go yet again. But after reading The Leftovers and being immensely satisfied with it, I'm not inclined at all to embark on what looks to be a very meandering journey towards who knows what or where.

Jun 27, 2014 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

As long as the series can maintain its focus on the psychological truth, The Leftovers will feel fresh.

Jun 27, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Leftovers conveys nicely the difficulty of maintaining order, physical or psychological, in the wake of inexplicable mass trauma.

Jun 27, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Perrotta and Lindelof are working with an admirably rich premise.

Jun 27, 2014 | Full Review…

While The Leftovers is in almost every particular better than the immensely popular The Walking Dead, it also has none of that show's cathartic, zombie-killing release.

Jun 26, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The show offers moments of grace in the midst of chaos... If someone were searching for proof of God at work in this world, he or she might pay attention to the evidence of virtue and care in these moments of human connection.

Aug 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Despite its profound sense of hopelessness, there are occasional moments of profound beauty in The Leftovers's depiction of mass grief

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

It has a very good cast, a worthy pedigree, and an interesting premise. It's worth tuning in to see where it's going to go.

Jun 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Leftovers played like an epic poem of rapture (or non-rapture), and, indeed, there was a hero... we think.

Jun 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Leftovers: Season 1

BrendanN

Super Reviewer

½

The leftover thrived on an interesting premise with colourful characters, but ultimately failed to build up the tension and the pace was dreadfully slow.

SylvesterK

Super Reviewer

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