Kicking off Three If By Space’s coverage of the final season of HBO’s The Leftovers we get this enticement to catch up. The video is a cool blend of visuals from the first couple of seasons as well as well as clips from the teasers that have already come out.
All of the hype they use in the video from various reviewers around the world is pretty much true. The show is unlike anything else going. Expectations for this final season are sky high.
If you’re new to The Leftovers, let me give you the quick version. An author named Tom Perotta wrote a book in which 2% of the world’s population disappear. The book focuses on a few members of Mapleton, NY, about two years after this “Sudden Departure”. Perotta and former LOST showrunner Damon Lindelof adapted the book for HBO. They took the book, added some more backstory to some characters, completely changed the backstory for others and turned it into the first season.
Critics called the second season a soft reboot because in very short order, the show relocated to Texas. Where the constraints of the novel confined the first season, the second season flourished with amazing creativity. Where the first season was characterized by a serious and overwhelming bleak feeling, the second season had a mystery to work through and an underlying current of hope. The first season is powerful; the second season is legendary.
Please, depart with us and get ready for some unforgetable TV.
PS – They will never tell us where the people disappeared to.
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