Leftovers, The: Season 2
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The Leftovers: The Complete Second Season (BD)
More than three years ago, 2% of the world’s population inexplicably vanished. 140 million people, gone in an instant. No country, no state, no city was spared, except for one small town in eastern Texas. Population: 9261. Departures: Zero. This is the setting for a tale of two families: the Garveys, who have moved to this special place, and whose lives were forever changed by the Departure, and the Murphys, a local family, who seem to have been spared from an event that shook the rest of the world. But even in the town of Miracle, you can’t escape your past. This “immersive, deeply satisfying drama” (Jen Chaney, Esquire) delivers profound mystery, heart-pounding action, shocking controversy and startling beauty in all 10 gripping Season Two episodes.]]>
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My sister recommended The Leftovers to me. After the second or third episode I confessed to her I didn’t like any of these people. They acted crazy and I said I didn’t know if I cared to see more of their lives. She reminded me they had all been traumatized and their craziness was their response to trauma.
That thought held my interest and slowly I began to get involved in their search to make some sense of what had happened to them. At first I was most puzzled by Laurie because she seemed like she had lost nothing and had one of most extreme reactions. Later her loss is revealed.
I so much liked Nora as she struggled to believe she had come to terms with her loss even as it became more obvious that was not the case. And Kevin who wound up discovering his bizarre gift to enter the world of the dead.
I began to realize that our lives are not that different. We all struggle to make sense of a perplexing world. Many of us – maybe most of us – are traumatized by life at some point. The Guilty Remnant is not that different from Westboro Baptist Church that pickets against homosexuality at military funerals. Nora’s struggle is not unlike the aftermath some people experience after a family member commits suicide.
To some degree we all feel that we were left in a place that never makes complete sense, that confounds us, disappoints us and leaves us lost. Maybe the only hedge against an uncertain world is companionship and it’s fragile at best.
I began the last episode with such hope for Kevin and Nora. They had persevered on a cobbled-together faith that did little more than protect them from the chaos that stalked them relentlessly. After going though so much, it seemed their remaining lives would have been so empty apart and alone.
As they each told their stories, tears streamed down my – tears of empathy for their suffering and sorry. When Kevin held out his hard and Nora placed hers in his, I felt at peace.
The world is still adjusting to the mysterious "departure" of 140 million people who simply vanished in plain sight on October 14. Kevin Garvey (the remarkable Justin Theroux) moves the remnants of his family to a small town of Jarden, Texas often called "Miracle"--the only town on earth that did not experience a loss on October 14. There are several new cast members a new "feel" and more mystery in Jarden that strictly regulates visitors and residents. There is so much going in Season 2. It's best to let the viewer be surprised but there are some odd things going on in Jarden and with the Garvey family. The Guilty Remnants are still stirring up trouble with formerly quiet and shy Meg (Liv Tyler). Meg is now decidedly evil and unpredictable.
THE LEFTOVERS has a dream cast of amazing actors. Justin Theroux is an amazingly talented actor who can speak volumes just with his eyes and facial expressions. His character Kevin fills his soul and we feel Kevin's pain and confusion.Carrie Coon a Nora Durst, Kevin's new love, shines brightly this season.
Several new cast members also shine this season - Regina King and Kevin Carroll as the troubled John and Erika Murphy. Their story alone could fill a series. It really deserves to mention that THE LEFTOVERS gives some fantastic actors a chance to show their talents. The Murphys are African American but finally, a show where race is not the theme. The Murphy family are just regular people--well, of course, no one is "regular" or "normal" in the LEFTOVERS. The Murphys have their own secrets and a new mystery is brewing. King and Carroll are truly remarkable actors.
As with creator Lindelof's series LOST, questions and mysteries are answered by new questions and mysteries. And if a character dies or disappears, you know you will see them again. This series will keep you rivoted.