This release contains every episode from the debut season of The Leftovers, a drama about the sudden mass disappearence of thousands of people, worldwide. The show focuses on the small town of Mapleton and its citizens, as they struggle to cope with the loss of their loved ones while trying to understand why the tragic event occurred.
Commentary on the pilot and finale episodes
Making The Leftovers
I remember: a season one conversation with Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta
Initially, I was disappointed that this series spent no time explaining why millions of people disappeared from the face of the Earth. But as the episodes progressed, the characters become more engrossing and the interesting stories grabbed my attention so I craved more episodes. Since one of the Lost writers is involved, the story similarities are similar. Just be warned that the show always creates more questions than it answers (and it doesn't answer too many) so that may turn some people off.
If you aren't familiar with the general conceit, about 2% of the world's population suddenly disappears. You will not get an answer as to why in this first season, but what you will get is an incredible drama dealing with the lives of those left behind in the small town of Mapletown, NY. How do you pick up when your town, your friends, your family, has been devastated by an unexplainable tragedy that may have religious implications? How do you put society back together when there are people who seemingly want to pull it apart? This is a fantastically written, well acted story that is worth watching. Just don't expect answers to the "what happened," question.
The Leftovers isn't an easy watch... it's sad, it's somber, it's serious, and it's heavy.
It's also an experience you will never forget. This first season sets the tone for the journey the final two will take you on, and it's beautiful, in its acting, its direction and its writing. A pure gem that is criminally underappreciated. Give this show a chance, it more than deserves it, and you'll be more than happy you did.
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I purchased the Leftovers after seeing season 2 advertised in an email. Wow, what a crazy show! We actually binge watched this dvd over a course of three nights. I wish it was more than just ten episodes, but it was a great series regardless! 2% of the world disappears one day and the people left behind have to face why....an excellent season!
A friend recommended this. I purchased never seeing or hearing about this show. Once I started the first episode, I could not stop. I binged over three nights. One of the better dramas on television. Since I do not subscribe to HBO or HBO To Go, I must wait until it is released on Blu Ray or DVD to keep up.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
A Mystery! In Chapters!
The Leftovers is a huge satisfying mystery, slowly unveiling itself over the first season episodes. Leaning toward a rapture event that is taken a portion of the population, some good, some bad. No rhyme or reason to why some were taken or why. Those not taken are The Leftovers! Beware!
Looks, sounds, and plays smoothly and takes advantage of 16:9 ratio of your widescreen tv without stretching and cutting off parts of the show. If you know the show and enjoy it then the purchase is worth the price. Includes ULTRAVIOLET Digital Copy as well