After watching two episodes, I don’t really like The Leftovers. For so long, we were bombarded with trailers and hype about this series. Now that it’s a reality, I feel let down. The Leftovers may turn out to be really good but so far I’m not feeling it. It seems slow, and down right boring. 1.4 million people, world wide have disappeared alluding to the Rapture. One town is targeted in this series where 100 of all those who went missing were residents. Husbands, wives, children, mothers and fathers are gone without explanation. There are a group of people who dress in white, smoke cigarettes, and don’t speak but recruit others who have lost love ones. They say (in writing) that they are there so that we don’t forget. Maybe the show is too new but I don’t get what this group is really all about. I always thought when the Rapture happened, everyone would believe in Christianity. I’m not sure The Leftovers is about the Rapture. This just might be a Science Fiction series. Right now, it’s pretty lack luster and weird. The Leftovers currently airs on HBO. I will update this critique to reflect what I think after a few more episodes have aired.
I have completed watching the entire 1st season and I still find this series weird. The drama has picked up but The Leftovers is not what I thought it would be from the trailers and hype advertised. I stand by my rating of 6.5 and that’s generous. I think the group in white is sort of spoiling the story. In my opinion, I think the series should follow a different plot.