The LeftoversLatest News and Opinion
Posted Friday 6/29/18 at 10:56PM EDT
Here are 10 TV episodes that deserve their inflated run times
From Master of None's 57-minute episode to The Sopranos' 72-minute episode.
Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 7:45PM EDT
Westworld is "Resurrection TV," a trend where death on television doesn't matter
"Welcome to Resurrection TV, where death, bizarrely, stops mattering, and everyone involved, including the viewers, must sort out what does," says Lili Loofbourow. "Plot suffers in Resurrection TV, which tends to avoid linear cause and effect in favor of unreliable narrators, sly edits, and shifty camerawork. But other narrative approaches become possible as a result, and while the list of failures is long, the successes are gloriously inventive. Shows carving excellence out of this wobbly premise include abduction-drama The Leftovers and afterlife-comedy The Good Place, with Westworld emerging as a brilliant contender. My claim is this: While all three of these shows could be (and are) watched as 'Puzzle TV'—that is, shows that reward an obsessive, hermeneutical search for secret codes that might 'solve' the series—they are ultimately more interested in the long weird hangover of deathlessness, its possibilities as well as miseries."
Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 11:54PM EDT
Presenting the 12 best series finales of TV's current golden age
Source: The Washington Post
Breaking Bad, Six Feet Under and The Sopranos rank No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 in closing out their respective series.
# TOPICS: Series Finales, Breaking Bad, The Good Wife, Halt and Catch Fire, The Leftovers, Mad Men, Nurse Jackie, The Office (US), Parks and Recreation, The Shield, Six Feet Under, The Sopranos, Twin Peaks: The Return, Lists
Posted Tuesday 4/03/18 at 1:44PM EDT
Kathryn Hahn to play Mrs. Fletcher in HBO comedy pilot from The Leftovers author
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Based on The Leftovers author Tom Perrota's book of the same name, Mrs. Fletcher stars Hahn as a divorced woman who drops her only child off to college and returns home to an empty nest. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Mrs. Fletcher is described as a dual coming-of-age story, exploring the impact of Internet porn and social media on our most intimate relationships."
Posted Thursday 2/15/18 at 9:04PM EST
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux separate -- her "Friends fortune" should be safe
Source: Us Weekly
According to US magazine, Aniston and the former star of The Leftovers signed an "ironclad" prenup before Jimmy Kimmel officiated their wedding in August 2015, protecting her massive Friends fortune, in addition to her movie star earnings. Aniston also signed a lucrative deal with Apple a few months ago to co-star with Reese Witherspoon in a morning show TV series for Apple. “Jennifer has an ironclad prenup with Justin. It would be very hard for Justin to contest it," a source tells Us. "The prenup talks before the marriage were long and intense."
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 1:33PM EST
The Good Place creator Michael Schur sought advice from Lost’s Damon Lindelof
Schur saw every Lost episode live and would cry with his wife watching Lindelof’s HBO series The Leftovers. So after meeting last year, a “bromance” was formed. Schur says of leaning on Lindelof for Good Place advice: “The thing that Damon did for me, which I was very grateful for, the greatest thing anyone any writer can do for another writer, which is to say, ‘Here are, like, 12 pitfalls you’re about to fall into,” which is exactly what I needed. I needed a person who is conversant in the language of science fiction or genre writing, which I am not, to say to me, ‘Here are some things that are gonna happen that are dangerous. Here’s what’s gonna happen, here’s how to avoid it.’ So that was a huge part of how I operated going forward.”
Posted Tuesday 1/30/18 at 8:39PM EST
HBO’s Watchmen taps The Leftovers favorite Nicole Kassell to direct the pilot
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Kassell, a Prestige TV favorite, will reunite with Damon Lindelof on the TV adaptation of the beloved graphic novel.
Posted Wednesday 1/17/18 at 12:03AM EST
Carrie Coons and Tracy Letts are expecting a baby
Source: Us Weekly
The Fargo and The Leftovers alum and the Divorce star are set to welcome their first child after four years of marriage.
Posted Wednesday 11/01/17 at 7:58PM EDT
Confessions of a TV spoilers addict
Source: The Outline
“For me, spoilers don’t spoil anything,” says Matt Domino, who consumed The Leftovers by first reading the synopsis of every episode on Wikipedia, then reading recaps, before actually watching the HBO series.
Posted Friday 10/06/17 at 10:24PM EDT
This Is Us, Mr. Robot and The Good Place are part of TV's “mystery-box show” trend
So are Twin Peaks, Westworld and The Leftovers — and so was Lost, says Jen Chaney. “What these shows have in common,” she says, “are settings with heightened or fantastical elements; a narrative approach that slowly reveals information in a manner akin to peeling the layers of an onion; and an association with a genre known for trafficking in uncertainty. Murder mystery, sci-fi, cyberthriller, fantasy — we expect the creators of shows in these categories to thread a whole bunch of initially inscrutable story lines through needles.”
Posted Monday 9/25/17 at 1:26PM EDT
The Deuce is chock full of HBO alumni
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Many actors on the ‘70s porn drama have appeared in previous HBO projects, from The Sopranos to True Blood to The Leftovers. In fact, David Simon has re-cast several of his Wire alumni.
Posted Tuesday 8/22/17 at 9:14PM EDT
The 15 best TV presidents, ranked
Lisa Simpson, Selina Mayer and Josiah Bartlet are among the top POTUSes to ever grace the small screen. PLUS: Who are the best TV White House chiefs of staff?
# TOPICS: 1600 Penn, 24, Commander in Chief, Designated Survivor, Graves, Hail to the Chief, House of Cards, Jack and Bobby, The Leftovers, Mr. President, Rick and Morty, Scandal, The Simpsons, Veep, The West Wing, Kevin Spacey, Lists, Retro TV