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Twitter Is Furious That The Emmys Snubbed 'The Leftovers' Again

This will undoubtedly go down as one of the biggest missteps in Emmy Award history. Considering the show was completely ignored by the Television Academy in its first two seasons, the fact that The Leftovers was snubbed by the Emmys once again for…
By Jefferson Grubbs

This 'Leftovers' & 'Fargo' Star Just Made Awards Season History

When the Television Critics Association announced its annual TCA Awards nominations this Monday, there weren't too many surprises in store for awards season forecasters. Predicted Emmy heavyweights — including returning series like The Americans,…
By Jefferson Grubbs

'The Leftovers' Series Finale Left Fans With These Burning Questions

When this past Sunday's emotional series finale of The Leftovers aired, it surprised many fans by answering far more questions than expected. But just because the finale solved more mysteries than expected doesn't mean there aren't still some…
By Jefferson Grubbs

'The Leftovers' Co-Creator Talks The Finale's Surprising Revelations

It's the question that co-creators Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta swore they'd never answer: Where did the Departed go on The Leftovers? Funnily enough, that's also the question that the Leftovers series finale answered, in a move that likely…
By Jefferson Grubbs

The Vision Behind That Stripped Down 'Leftovers' Finale

Ever since the Season 3 premiere of The Leftovers ended with a flashforward, viewers have known that the series would have to catch up with that older version of Nora at some point. But what they perhaps didn't realize was that almost the entire…
By Jefferson Grubbs

Nora's Journey Comes To A Surprising Conclusion On 'The Leftovers'

Heading into the climactic and wholly surprising series finale of The Leftovers, both of the show's protagonists — messianic cop Kevin Garvey and pragmatic DSD investigator Nora Durst — were about to undertake or had just undertaken a journey to…
By Jefferson Grubbs

'The Leftovers' Finale Puts Its Love Story Front & Center

HBO's The Leftovers has been about a lot of things over the course of its three seasons and 28 episodes: family, faith, grief, and occasional forays into international assassin-ing. But in the Leftovers series finale, the entire complicated web of…
By Jefferson Grubbs

Why It's The Right Choice For 'The Leftovers' To Depart Before Season 4

Season 2's haunting theme song by Iris DeMent instructed viewers of The Leftovers to sit back, relax, and let the show wash over them without worrying about such concrete things as "answers." ("Let the mystery be." ) But now, the show is ending —…
By Jefferson Grubbs

Why 'The Leftovers' Cast Thinks Fans Won't Be Disappointed

Series finales in general are a thankless task — and the series finale of The Leftovers probably has it harder than just about any show in television history. The last episode of any series has the unenviable job of completing character arcs in a…
By Jefferson Grubbs

Have More Faith In 'The Leftovers' Than You Did In 'Lost'

Even though I sung its praises, more than one friend of mine refused to watch The Leftovers when it first premiered in 2014 and still haven't tried it on for size. It's not because the HBO series about a portion of the population departing doesn't…
By Caitlin Gallagher

'The Leftovers' Gets Deadly As The Apocalypse Gets Closer

With only two episodes left in its run, TV's most rapture-ous drama is starting to rack up a body count. Is Laurie Garvey actually dead on The Leftovers? Viewers should've gotten a hint that something was about to go wrong when the song under the…
By Jefferson Grubbs

Matt's Mission Meets Divine Intervention On 'The Leftovers'

Reverend Matt Jamison's entire arc over the last three seasons can be summed up with one word: faith. So what happens when Matt finally meets God on The Leftovers? Episodes that focus primarily on Nora's religious brother tend to be some of the…
By Jefferson Grubbs

Kevin Encounters A Face From The Past On 'The Leftovers'

After an episode devoted to his common law wife and an episode devoted to his estranged (and just plain strange) father, Kevin Garvey finally gets the spotlight in this Sunday's episode of The Leftovers… and boy, was it a doozy. Evie Murphy returned…
By Jefferson Grubbs

Justin Theroux's Role In 'Romy And Michele' Totally Changed

Fans of the beloved 1997 film Romy and Michele's High School Reunion will never forget the cult classic. However, they may have forgotten (or just didn't know) that Justin Theroux appears in film, which stars Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino, as…
By Taylor Ferber

'The Leftovers' Just Dropped A Major Bombshell On Nora

Coming from the man who created Lost, viewers were probably pleasantly surprised when Sunday's episode, "Don't Be Ridiculous" actually answered a ton of the questions raised by the Leftovers Season 3 premiere. But naturally, this being a Damon…
By Jefferson Grubbs

'The Leftovers' Brings More Death In A New Location

We've known for a while now that The Leftovers would be moving to Australia for its third and final season — so it was a bit surprising when The Leftovers Season 3 premiere made very little mention of the far flung continent, or of any characters'…
By Jefferson Grubbs

Here's What The Book Of Kevin Could Mean For 'The Leftovers'

There are already plenty of books within the Bible (66 to be exact for Protestants), but Matt on The Leftovers thinks there needs to be a modern addition. With the help of John's son Michael, Matt created the Book of Kevin on The Leftovers. Not only…
By Caitlin Gallagher

Mary Has Questions To Answer Still On 'The Leftovers'

The Leftovers has proven itself as the most unpredictable show on television. Between picking up and moving from Mapleton, New York to Jarden, Texas for a season, taking a quick detour to an afterlife hotel, and bringing the main character back from…
By Jack O'Keeffe

The 'Leftovers' S3 Premiere Raised A Lot Of Questions

Unlike the season before it, The Leftovers Season 3 premiere didn't begin by catapulting viewers back into prehistoric times, then uprooting the show to a brand new location with a brand new cast of characters, and not giving the audience even a…
By Jefferson Grubbs

'The Leftovers' Premiere Is Missing Someone Very Important

If the Season 2 premiere of The Leftovers infamously added a bunch of characters into the mix, then the Season 3 premiere took some away… including a fan-favorite played by an Emmy-winning actor. Where is Erika on the Leftovers Season 3? She wasn't…
By Jefferson Grubbs