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The Leftovers. (HBO show)


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8 hours ago, Chadruharazzeb said:

 

I just finished it and feel the same. It's like they ran out of budget or something and instead of showing us anything just had two characters telling each other stuff. I'd really enjoyed the previous episode with the "President" etc so was expecting that kind of imagination to continue into the finale, but no.

 

Whilst I did enjoy the third season it did seem to have a lot of pointlessness in it: Kevin seeing Evie in Melbourne; the naked French lunatic launching nukes whose only consequence was to keep them in Australia and have that ridiculous (but admittedly fun) episode with Dr Who on the ferry; all the business about the flood etc...

 

What actually happened to Nora? Why did Kevin wait 20-odd years to find her again when they were both in Australia anyway? Why didn't it show us what happened on the 7th anniversary, and if nothing happened wouldn't that have been interesting in itself? Why was Laurie alive when it implied she'd killed herself following the "suicide by scuba diving" conversation earlier? So many questions. Still loved it, though.

 

It sounds like you're LOST :)

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On 05/06/2017 at 21:55, Moz said:

This is going to be one of those shows which everyone discovers after the fact and becomes as well regarded as it deserves to be. Might be years from now but it'll get there. 

 

On 12/09/2017 at 11:54, MechE said:

I suspect in years to come this will get the wider recognition it properly deserves.

 

I've been reading through this thread as I started watching this recently after seeing and reading some fairly hyperbolic praise for it elsewhere (which seems to be echoed here), including from critics who claim it's the best thing released in at least the last decade.

 

The first series is a bit WTF personally. It's basically 10 what seem at times interminable hours of grief porn. Can't fault the technical aspects, but the subject matter takes some adjustment to. It's certainly unconventional. Matt's good Christian actions certainly didn't get rewarded :P

 

Does it stand up to the HBO Holy Trinity of the 3 Davids? I'm not expecting it to do so based on what I've seen so far. Given it's now been 4+ years since the series ended, I'm not finding much movement in terms of this show gaining popularity after the fact and I think the basic premise and how it's delivered are going to keep this at the fervent cult level.

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5 hours ago, mushashi said:

 

 

I've been reading through this thread as I started watching this recently after seeing and reading some fairly hyperbolic praise for it elsewhere (which seems to be echoed here), including from critics who claim it's the best thing released in at least the last decade.

 

The first series is a bit WTF personally. It's basically 10 what seem at times interminable hours of grief porn. Can't fault the technical aspects, but the subject matter takes some adjustment to. It's certainly unconventional. Matt's good Christian actions certainly didn't get rewarded :P

 

Does it stand up to the HBO Holy Trinity of the 3 Davids? I'm not expecting it to do so based on what I've seen so far. Given it's now been 4+ years since the series ended, I'm not finding much movement in terms of this show gaining popularity after the fact and I think the basic premise and how it's delivered are going to keep this at the fervent cult level.

Season one sets the scene and establishes the characters, but seasons 2 and 3 are what makes this show truly special.

 

I doubt it will ever get the widespread following it deserves, as it’s a difficult subject matter told in a very unconventional way. But personally, I’m more than happy with it being a critically acclaimed cult classic.

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