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The Leftovers HBO

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posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 09:54 PM
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Just saw the first episode. (actually it's still on)

It has to be the darkest show I think I have ever watched.

I don't know if I can watch any more of it.


The Leftovers takes place in the wake of a global "Rapture" and centers on the people who were not taken but were left behind in a suburban community

en.wikipedia.org...(TV_series)

What did everyone else think?

This was me watching the episode. . . . .





posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 10:10 PM
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a reply to: beezzer

When I figured out what this was I laughed so hard tears 'squirted' out of my eyes.

I know you've got some questions, and though I doubt this is an accurate portrayal of the rapture, I can imagine the effect on your psyche. I'm glad there's no one around listening to me laugh out loud.



posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 10:11 PM
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a reply to: beezzer

UGH...just turned it on due to your thread...the dog scene freaked the crap out of me...dark is not the word for this show...

Des



posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 10:13 PM
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a reply to: Snarl

I only caught the last few minutes. Now, I have to watch the whole thing....I m u s t...

Des



posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 10:15 PM
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I am really looking forward to this show but no HBO makes me a saaaaad panda



posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 10:18 PM
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a reply to: Armadall

No HBO?? Try no American programming ... at all.


I wonder what happened to Beez ... ??



posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 10:20 PM
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originally posted by: Snarl
a reply to: Armadall

No HBO?? Try no American programming ... at all.


I wonder what happened to Beez ... ??


I'm here. Just had to have a smoke and some time.

Wow.

AFN buddy!



posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 10:29 PM
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a reply to: beezzer

AFN isn't available in 'modern' apartment complexes.

Come on man ... spoilers are cool below the OP. Do tell.



posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 10:33 PM
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a reply to: beezzer
One more series to get people fantasizing about die-back scenarios. Add to this list also The Last Ship. Add them both to all of the new and almost new post-apocalyptic shows that are washing over TV in general and I just have to wonder.

edit on 29-6-2014 by TerryMcGuire because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 10:34 PM
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a reply to: Snarl

Just the first show.

Introduction to the characters.

2% of the population has been raptured. The "Leftovers" start about 3 years post-rapture. Mostly angry, bitter, spiteful, mental, evil, sad, depressed people are the ones that are left.

A very "dark" episode.

The main character is the police chief. Trying to keep sane, has an estranged son, a teen daughter that has anger issues, and his wife has since joined a cult.



posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 10:35 PM
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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
a reply to: beezzer
One more series to get people fantasizing about die-back scenarios. Add to this list also The Last Ship. Add them both to all of the new and almost new post-apocalyptic shows that are washing over TV in general and I just have to wonder.


Doom-porn has gone mainstream.



posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 10:48 PM
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a reply to: beezzer

WOW...Bernard has main stream competition. He'll have to up his game.

Des



posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 10:52 PM
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originally posted by: Destinyone
a reply to: beezzer

WOW...Bernard has main stream competition. He'll have to up his game.

Des



I have a problem when I get into shows.

I tend to identify with characters.

It's why I liked Firefly, BSG and an assortment of movies.

I'm a geek at heart.

But it upset me to reconcile with the characters on this show. It made me feel uncomfortable since it hinted at a religious aspect and I am still working through some questions of my own.

I know. Too personal for a tv show. But I'm usually real choosy over what I watch.

It was a moving drama. And it made me angry at many of the characters.

(does that even make any sense?)

Be back in a bit, gotta watch Trueblood now!




posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 11:35 PM
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Ok, do any of you watch the Walking Dead? I mean ,really. Grow so some balls or turn it off. LOL!!



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 12:30 AM
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I watched the "making of" special for this film. I recommend you watch it, as it will motivate you even more to keep track of this series. What I love the most about it, is the actors have no idea what's going to happen from day to day. They are all kept in the dark, just like us, the audience. The director and writer are also quite unique personalities. I am very curious to see how the series plays out



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 01:29 AM
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originally posted by: Aedaeum
I watched the "making of" special for this film. I recommend you watch it, as it will motivate you even more to keep track of this series. What I love the most about it, is the actors have no idea what's going to happen from day to day. They are all kept in the dark, just like us, the audience. The director and writer are also quite unique personalities. I am very curious to see how the series plays out


I think that using "cheap" actors allows many hours of scenes to be shot, and the best, for whatever reason, kept.

So the plot would follow the action of the best scenes.

I suspect this idea has had some use already.

(Should I apply for a patent?)



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 01:35 AM
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a reply to: Semicollegiate

I don't know how you could say that Liv Tyler is a cheap actress...

I also have no idea what you're implying. I said that the director has purposely kept the details of the script, from the actors. This has nothing to do with shooting time or what's being shot. He's doing this on purpose because he wants the actors to be just as shocked while in the acting process, as the audience is, to facilitate a more genuine performance from the actors/actresses.



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 01:46 AM
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originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: Snarl

Just the first show.

Introduction to the characters.

2% of the population has been raptured. The "Leftovers" start about 3 years post-rapture. Mostly angry, bitter, spiteful, mental, evil, sad, depressed people are the ones that are left.

A very "dark" episode.

The main character is the police chief. Trying to keep sane, has an estranged son, a teen daughter that has anger issues, and his wife has since joined a cult.


2% of the population is a magic number according to the bell curve. Could be 2% figured out the apocalypse and joined the winning side, or began the long path to redemption by the real rulers.

Or maybe the last geniuses left in the population at large, those not university trained or socialistically motivated, gave up on civilized society, and went invisibly off the grid. Now society has no natural restraining demographic against pure emotional post modernism.

I don't have HBO. I'll watch it when I can.



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 02:08 AM
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originally posted by: Aedaeum
a reply to: Semicollegiate

I don't know how you could say that Liv Tyler is a cheap actress...

I also have no idea what you're implying. I said that the director has purposely kept the details of the script, from the actors. This has nothing to do with shooting time or what's being shot. He's doing this on purpose because he wants the actors to be just as shocked while in the acting process, as the audience is, to facilitate a more genuine performance from the actors/actresses.


I suspect a good actress could play the same scene a dozen different ways.

A good celebrity can play every scene the way her fans expect her to.

Which is more important now-a-days, an epic ethical hero story where sticking to the plot is important, or, a well played, interesting, life like details of situations that fit into an existential universe? That is, the scene is the goal, not the story.

As a chronic channel surfer, I notice good scenes. All the movies seem to have one of various template plots.

For instance, no movie has the metaphorical equivalent of a world run the international bankers. The bad guy is always one person or an outsider cartel.

No movie has a break though in education or psychology or philosophy leading to quantum leap in the average person's independence or creativity or happiness.

No movie has a lasses-faire or libertarian society.

The only movie characters displaying psychological independence are psycho-killers or ultra wealthy.

And of course, no movie has a successful revolution to a better world.

I didn't know Liv Tyler was in it, thanks.



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 02:50 AM
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a reply to: Semicollegiate

I believe the reason you don't see movies leading to a "better world" so-to-speak (via revolution or otherwise) is because real world endeavors never lead to a utopia, unless of course it's a Disney fairy tale. There is nothing we can do as human beings that lead us to a better way of life. If anyone were to proclaim such a thing, they would probably be figuratively crucified. There are too many different opinions on what could lead us to a better way of life.... God.... religion... philosophy.... love.... technology... even Godlessness, take your pick. To say any one thing is the answer, would always be rejected, which is why it wouldn't make for a good movie


It's acceptable to be biased about certain aspects of acceptable societal perceptions, but when it comes to the unknown, making assumptions will get you thrown under the bus lol. There are plenty of movies about Armageddon, catastrophic scenarios, none of which ever lead to peace, but more of a "fill in the blank" ending. The TV show continuum is about corporations taking over and becoming the government (big brother) - you could loosely relate that to the archetype of the central banking system.

Whether we want to admit it or not, we can see (as a collective) the inevitable bondage of ourselves, but not our salvation. We don't make movies about it because we can't see it (as a collective). All we see is a bleak future. This is of course my opinion. I believe the collective mindset of humanity is that things are getting worse, not better and ..... sadly there's no way out. I believe our TV shows are getting more and more dark (as beezzer put it), because of that impending sensation of *giggles* "doom porn*. Real life doom porn.




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