Go ahead and compare HBO's new drama The Leftovers to Lost. Just go on and get it out of you system.
On the surface, the two shows undoubtedly share some DNA. Both were co-created by Damon Lindelof. Both explore the struggle between science and faith. And both feature a large cast of characters trying to move on from a life-altering event. But the thing that sets the two shows apart is crucial: While Lost was derided by many for the answers it provided to the show's once-celebrated head-scratchers, The Leftovers has absolutely zero interest in explaining its central mystery.
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Based on Tom Perrotta's 2011 novel of the same name, The Leftovers kicks off with the sudden disappearance of 2 percent of the Earth's population...
"Everybody's ready to feel better," says the mayor of a suburban Anytown that acts as a microcosm of a shattered world in HBO's existentially bleak The Leftovers (Sunday, 10/9c). And chances are you'll require your own pick-me-up after sampling the darkest and most problematic of a new wave of end-times summer series that includes TNT's gung-ho hit The Last Ship and FX's upcoming vampire-virus horror-show The Strain (July 13). With Leftovers, it's a morose case of...
"She's not coming back... none of them are," a character from The Leftovers says in the second trailer for Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta's upcoming HBO drama...
"Some bad sh--'s coming and there's no getting around it."
HBO has released the first full trailer for its upcoming post-apocalyptic drama The Leftovers and from the looks of it, things aren't going to be pretty.
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HBO has delayed the premiere date for Damon Lindelof's new series The Leftovers.
Originally slated to bow on June 15, the new drama will now kick off its 10-episode freshman run on...