It's absolutely fantastic, if you can power through the dire and insanely depressing half of the first season (the cult stuff can get tiresome) you're in for one of the strongest seasons of tv ever. The second season is almost completely detached from the original story (i believe they wrap up the book's plot in the first season), features some of the best acting i've seen on tv, and one of the best episodes (International Assassin) ever.Walter said:I started watching The Leftovers on HBO. First episode seemed promising, and I've heard it gets better as it goes. But then I noticed his name as the creator and writer. And now I can't watch it.
Wait a sec... first Prometheus, now The Leftovers... Nighty, you a closet Lindelof fan, bro!?NightCrawler said:I stopped watching Lost 3 episodes before the finale, had nothing but bad things to say about Lindelof, but can safely say he has redeemed himself with The Leftovers.
Kinda reminded me a bit too much of The Sopranos'NightCrawler said:and one of the best episodes (International Assassin) ever.
It's not supposed to be the point of the show, but I think it's undeniable they've started to hint that we'll find out more about it in the next season, what with theNightCrawler said:I don't believe they are going to reveal anything, that's totally not the point of the show, it's not a mystery box type show like Lost.
The seasons feel self-contained plotwise, and stand on their own. So even if the last season is not as satisfying, i won't be terribly disappointed. I can always re-watch s2 for a masterclass in drama/acting.
I have been. I never really got into the original when I was younger but I gave this one a go. I actually really enjoy it. It keeps getting better for me too.Johnstantine said:Not sure if anyone else has been watching it, but season 5 of Samurai Jack has been absolutely wonderful.
*ahem* The irony didn't escape me and I almost added a disclaimer as such, but it's apples to oranges and not like Berserk is lacking for material (it's got 100s of "episodes," after all =). My point is I don't need something like Rick and Morty painstakingly crafted by a small group of people over years, that only stifles it.Joe Chip said:*Cough* *cough* you chose the wrong forum to write this
Been meaning to check out The Leftovers. Will have to now that you recommend it.NightCrawler said:Saul, Silicon Valley and Fargo came back, but The Leftovers last season is trumping all in both drama and comedy. Hard to believe how one of the few shows/movies to deal with grief well (most media do it so badly), has also become one of the funniest, just the intro to the latest ep, had me cackling like a mad man.
NightCrawler said:Hey, it's me again, i'm not getting paid for this. Watch The Leftovers. Embrace the Lindelof in you. It's okay now, i promise.
I heard they're in Australia now. Isn't that kind of like an island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean? Is there a secret submarine?NightCrawler said:Hey, it's me again, i'm not getting paid for this. Watch The Leftovers. Embrace the Lindelof in you. It's okay now, i promise.