It’s coming. The end of the world, oh and a final season of The Leftovers.
Three seasons. That was a short run for Damon Lindelof compared to Lost‘s 6 seasons. But it’s 2017, TV be crazy. You don’t have to run a show forever until cancellation. If you have the sway you can finish on your own terms.
The Leftovers, for the uninitiated, is based on a novel by Tom Perrotta and started with a rapture like event where 2% of the world’s population vanished instantly. The series asks, what do we do in that kind of situation? Well, as always, we carry on with our lives. Of course it’s not all family drama, Lindelof’s love of scifi & religious allegory makes a return.
Now the first season was divisive, but I stuck with it, and it changed it for up the next season. Less Guilty Remnant. More rad dream sequences/the afterlife. Huh, we’re back to purgatory again.
The Leftovers had me hooked with its misery porn and abundance of despair. Okay, so I’m not selling it so far. But it just has this way of gnawing at you, and you get so invested. There’s a lot more hope than in The Walking Dead, that’s for sure.
Like the second season when the family packed their bags for Texas it all went to hell in a hand basket, again. This final season has Kevin & Nora leaving for Australia where things are surely going to go their way…
Season Premiere: April 16, 2017