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Leftovers, The: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
TWO PERCENT OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION HAS DISAPPEARED. Was it the Rapture? A mass murder? Cult suicides? Aliens? Based on Tom Perrotta’s bestselling novel, The Leftovers follows Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux), police chief and father of two in Mapletown, New York, three years after the mysterious event. As Garvey struggles to grieve for his losses, rebuild his life, and regain a sense of normalcy within the community, the world around him grows ever stranger. The Hollywood Reporter’s Tim Goodman calls “this bold series…a triumph for Tom Perrotta and Damon Lindelof, plus so many superb actors in the ensemble.” Don’t be left out!]]>
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 0.7 x 7.5 x 5.4 inches; 8.32 Ounces
- Item model number : 35226168
- Director : Various
- Media Format : Blu-ray, NTSC
- Run time : 10 hours
- Release date : October 6, 2015
- Actors : Various
- Subtitles: : French, Spanish
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
- Studio : WarnerBrothers
- ASIN : B00ZCHTY8A
- Country of Origin : USA
- Number of discs : 2
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The level of despondency portrayed in this show was just abhorrent to me. I get the subject matter is dark; however, there should be some small ray of hope penetrating through. Not so here. This isn't portraying people's resiliency, which, despite tragedies, humankind can still find within themselves & others - A hope..that all is still possible - but only the breakage, highlighting wreckage of lives & lost souls. I think possibly writers so want to avoid any possible "cheesiness" factor, that no one even knows that characters don't need to be all dark. There can be darkness & light. People aren't one-dimensional. That's what this needs...the light - some yin & yang. It was taken from a novel, though, which I haven't read. I suppose they were strictly adhering to that. Maybe, in the succeeding seasons, show producers & writers amended the series some, but after this I wasn't left wanting more. Perhaps, if I'd begun with Season 2, there may have been a better outcome, such as enjoyable entertainment.
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.
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This show contains graphic sex and violence. Not for me, gave it away.