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as Kevin Garvey
as Laurie Garvey
as Matt Jamison
as Tom Garvey
as Jill Garvey
as Nora Durst
as Lucy Warburton
as Patti Levin
as Scott Frost
as Adam Frost
as Holy Wayne
Critic reviews for Pilot
Theroux's simmering-souled Garvey hooked me. I don't mind living with miserable characters, as long as they're interestingly miserable. There's some glory in the gloom.
Peter Berg's direction holds this question-packed hour of television together, introducing an addictive central conceit with proper patience.
Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Liv Tyler and Ann Dowd round out a promising cast of a show with all the elements to become another successful HBO drama.
Too many high-concept shows are afraid to be about what they're actually about, for fear of scaring off potential viewers; The Leftovers is exactly about what it's about.
The Leftovers won't give out answers, but it also takes no prisoners. And as usual, the unknown here works to be more unsettling and terrifying than any hard truths.
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