The Leftovers

The Best TV Shows of 2015 (According to Britt Hayes)

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by Britt Hayes December 23, 2015 @ 2:44 PM
NBC / USA / Amazon / FXX
Not only was 2015 a great year for film, but it might have been a more consistently great year for television — so much so that it was impossibly difficult to choose just 10 shows from a list that began with about 15. As such, I want to give honorable mention to a few of the series that would have been included if this were a longer list: Tina Fey’s remarkable new Netflix comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the final (half?) season of Mad Men, the incomparably hilarious and relatable Broad City, the dizzying and dangerous journey of The Jinx, another delightful season of Orange Is the New Black, the final outing of Parks and Recreation and the reliably enthralling Game of Thrones. Oh, and Difficult People! How could I forget Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner’s wonderfully biting Hulu series? See. It was an excellent year.

Damon Lindelof Says ‘The Leftovers’ Season 3 Will Do Away With Crazy Dream Sequences

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 21, 2015 @ 4:37 PM
HBO
Fans of HBO’s The Leftovers found themselves both relieved and disheartened to learn that the critical favorite rapture drama would return for a third and final season, wrapping up a wealth of character arcs and potentially unraveling at least some of the series’ mystery. Planning for The Leftovers Season 3 is early yet, though creator Damon Lindelof at least believes the series will move away from questions of Kevin Garvey’s sanity.

The Best TV Shows of 2015

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 17, 2015 @ 8:36 AM
Netflix / FX / HBO
Peak TV is the name of the game for 2015, with hundreds of scripted series crowding the landscape from the Marvel empire, to the Scottish countryside, and a galaxy far, far away. Join ScreenCrush TV critic Kevin Fitzpatrick to cut through all the clutter, and rank the very Best TV Shows of 2015!

‘The Leftovers’ Will Depart HBO After Third and Final Season

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 10, 2015 @ 3:14 PM
HBO
We’re less than a week removed from the tense and poignant finale of HBO’s The Leftovers Season 2, the cap to a 2015 run already dominating year-end Top 10 lists, though the series’ low ratings suggested an ominous future ahead. Well, there’s good news and bad, as The Leftovers will indeed return for a third year, albeit as a final season.

Tom Perrotta on ‘The Leftovers’ Season 2 Finale, Meg’s Guilty Remnant and How He’d Approach a Season 3

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by Erin Whitney December 6, 2015 @ 9:15 PM
HBO
The second season of The Leftovers came to a climactic close on Sunday night in a season finale that likely had you in a mix of tears, gasps, some laughter and probably a decent amount of confusion. If you haven’t watched “I Live Here Now” yet, stop reading now, all the spoilers follow.

Here’s What We Think Will Happen During ‘The Leftovers’ Season 2 Finale

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by Erin Whitney November 30, 2015 @ 1:46 PM
HBO
Just as you thought you’d stuffed yourself with all the Thanksgiving leftovers you could handle, Damon Lindelof served up one more shocking helping. Bad jokes aside (or should I say “pointless” jokes), Sunday night’s penultimate episode of The Leftovers‘ second season explained one of the biggest mysteries with a twist.

Dawn of the Living Dead: TV Characters Refuse to Stay Dead and Why That’s a Problem

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by Erin Whitney November 18, 2015 @ 1:02 PM
HBO/AMC
Television characters are killed off shows all the time, but what happens when it turns into a gimmick or trick that incites denial? Where is the weight in losing a character only to believe they’re alive or resurrected? Whether or not you’re an active TV watcher, one look at social media over the past several months will reveal just how much of a trend major TV deaths have become this year. Here’s where I’ll warn you: If you haven’t caught up on Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead or The Leftovers, I strongly advise you to stop reading now.

Ann Dowd on ‘The Leftovers,’ Kevin’s Fate and Whether We’ll Ever Get Answers

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by Erin Whitney November 17, 2015 @ 1:53 PM
HBO
We all thought Patti Levin (Ann Dowd), the fearless leader of the Guilty Remnant, was gone after last season on The Leftovers. It was utterly brutal and painful to watch, but like many things on Damon Lindelof’s metaphysical series, trauma from the past doesn’t go away easily. Here’s what the actress had to say about the latest shocking episode of the HBO show.