The Leftovers (TV Series) – Review
The Leftovers (TV Series) 2014 –
Stars: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston
IMDB Rating: 7.3
Plot: Revolves around mysterious disappearances, world-wide, and specifically follows a group of people who are left behind in the suburban community of Mapleton. They must begin to rebuild their lives after the loss of more than 100 people.
Review: Post-Rapture anarchy. Or at least that is how it would seem. When most of the worlds’ population mysteriously vanish, a group of people in a small town must regroup in order is move forward with what life they have left, and forge together in hope that someday, they will get answers to why they were left behind.
The Rapture. A belief according to some that there will come a day when the righteous of the world will be snapped up from the Earth and leave behind all those who are unrighteous and sinful. Whatever your belief may be, this TV Series is a compelling drama that looks at real issues we face today. Racism, Prejudice, Hate, Hope.
Justin Theroux plays the role of Kevin Garvey, the local Chief of Police, whose job is it to make sense of the madness, while trying to keep his own sanity and his family together after his wife, Laurie (played by Amy Brenneman), runs off and joins a local cult (who take up smoking and have a strict vow of silence). His daughter, Jill (played by Margaret Qualley), is the temperamental teen who makes everything about herself, with the attitude to match.
Christopher Eccleston plays the role of Matt Jamison, the local priest who ends up loosing his flock, and his church. (For those not familiar with Eccleston, he played of The Doctor in Dr Who TV Series (2005) )
This series from HBO is compelling enough to make you want to watch what will happen in the end. Will the remaining people also be raptured? What is the back story on the cult? Was it the Rapture or Aliens that took the population of the world? And will Jill ever get over herself?
Like all good things, I am sure that the answers will come in time (one would think so anyway)
Verdict: Beam Me Up Jesus!
My Rating: 8 out of 10
Posted on August 16, 2014, in TV Show Reviews and tagged Christopher Eccleston, Cult, Justin Theroux, Margaret Qualley, Post Rapture, Rapture, Small Town Drama, Smoking, The Leftovers (2014). Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.