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The Leftovers: Season 1 (2014)




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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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.


Justin Theroux
as Kevin Garvey
Amy Brenneman
as Laurie Garvey
Carrie Coon
as Nora Durst
Ann Dowd
as Patti Levin
Margaret Qualley
as Jill Garvey
Chris Zylka
as Tom Garvey
Charlie Carver
as Scott Frost
Max Carver
as Adam Frost
Amanda Warren
as Lucy Warburton
Annie Q.
as Christine
Paterson Joseph
as Holy Wayne
Frank Harts
as Dennis, Dennis Luckey
Janel Moloney
as Mary Jamison
Scott Glenn
as Kevin Garvey Sr.
Wayne Duvall
as Artur Vitello, Louis Vitello
Patrick Husted
as Louis Patterson
Mary Shultz
as Marie Patterson
Briana Marin
as The Woman
Tom Noonan
as Casper
Deshawn Harold Mitchell
as Truck Passenger
Adrian Matilla
as Purchase Cop
David Turner
as Anthony
Nadia Gan
as Liane
Bill Heck
as Darren
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
Cruz Rodriguez
as Preschooler
John Sharian
as Agent Davidoff
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All Critics (67) | Top Critics (32)

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.

April 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.

June 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.

June 27, 2014 | Full Review…

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

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

Perrotta and Lindelof are working with an admirably rich premise.

June 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.

June 26, 2014 | Full Review…
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The leftover thrived on an interesting premise with colourful characters, but ultimately failed to build up the tension and the pace was dreadfully slow.


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