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Three years after the disappearance of two percent of the global population, a group of people in a small New York community try to continue their lives while coping with the tragedy of the unexplained nature of the event.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Justin Theroux ...  Kevin Garvey 28 episodes, 2014-2017
Amy Brenneman ...  Laurie Garvey 28 episodes, 2014-2017
Christopher Eccleston ...  Matt Jamison 28 episodes, 2014-2017
Chris Zylka ...  Tom Garvey 28 episodes, 2014-2017
Carrie Coon ...  Nora Durst / ... 28 episodes, 2014-2017
Liv Tyler ...  Meg Abbott 22 episodes, 2014-2017
Margaret Qualley ...  Jill Garvey 22 episodes, 2014-2017
Ann Dowd ...  Patti Levin 21 episodes, 2014-2017
Kevin Carroll ...  John Murphy 18 episodes, 2015-2017
Jovan Adepo ...  Michael Murphy 18 episodes, 2015-2017
Janel Moloney ...  Mary Jamison 16 episodes, 2014-2017
Michael Gaston ...  Dean 12 episodes, 2014-2017
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Three years after the disappearance of two percent of the global population, a group of people in a small New York community try to continue their lives while coping with the tragedy of the unexplained nature of the event.

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29 June 2014 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

The ceiling of Virgil's trailer is covered with light bulbs. This is a reference to Ralph Ellison's classic of American literature, Invisible Man, in which the protagonist is an outlaw squatter in a basement that he has outfitted with 1,369 light bulbs. See more »

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The admission process into Miracle is deeply flawed. Anyone who has a certain wristband gets in, period. No fingerprint matches? No DNA? No attempts at all to match the person flashing the wristband to the banded person? No. See more »

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Season 2 is one of the greatest displays of art ever to be put on screen. Beautiful, thought provoking, powerful and intensely epic.
29 November 2015 | by riseagainst1090See all my reviews

Never before have I written a review on IMDb. Not a single one. Have been using this site since I was a young teenager (I am 25 now) and although I have been moved by and enthralled with television series and films in the past, never before has one compelled me this much to feel the need to formally post a review. That being said, The Leftovers made me write a review because it is one of the most criminally underrated, under watched and overlooked shows on television today (in America, at least). It is an absolute shame because this show is a true artistic and philosophical marvel. It forces you to truly think and truly feel while you are experiencing it, and that is something too few television shows and films do today. Nowadays, too many want a movie over a film; a show over a series. This masterpiece of a season, season 2, will be looked back upon one day as one of the greatest television seasons of any show all time. It is that rare new gem hidden amongst the knockoffs and hand me downs. Light years ahead of any competition.

Without giving any spoilers, I will tell you that this show is like absolutely none you've ever experienced before, even with any possible similarities it has to other shows one could possibly compare it to (maybe Twilight Zone, Lost, Twin Peaks or Black Mirrors). The Leftovers has completely its own style and tone through amazing production value and direction. Not to mention, the writing and acting are both phenomenal and mind blowing. The depth and range of the characters and the actors playing them are beyond remarkable. The way it is shot, edited and the way they incorporate both the show's AMAZING score (beautifully haunting beyond measure) and outside songs into it make it into one totally cohesive and extremely powerful piece of art. This show is special beyond any comparison and moves you upon its own merit.

The Leftovers deals with mystery, philosophy, spirituality, loss, pain, love, hate, truth and fiction and what it means to truly understand and deal with all of these things. Not to mention the supernatural and unexplainable elements of life, nature and humanity themselves. And it is a true marvel to watch.

Please watch this show and you will not be disappointed! ( Well, unless you have awful taste and don't know what art is or you just don't like things that make you think and feel and question ;P ) Great things ahead for this series! Love love love what Lindelof Perrotta Leder and co are doing. Truly special to see every Sunday! 10/10


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