The Leftovers

The Leftovers is a truly extraordinary piece of storytelling. Somehow I missed the show properly when it came out some years ago, but I am so glad I connected with it now. A deep, thoughtful, insightful, profound meditation on faith, grief, loss, identity and the human condition. I have never seen a show like it – a philosophical and mystical, meandering story that spans continents, time and space, with a story about human relationships at its heart. It is as beautiful and moving as anything I have come across. The final scene of the series is still reverberating with me, with a truly hypnotic monologue by Carrie Coon. The cast is excellent across the board, with extraordinary rich performances also from Christopher Eccleston, Regina King, Scott Glenn and Justin Theroux in particular. Masterful direction from Mimi Leder. And the writing just sings from Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta. This is a piece of art that demands your attention and, like life, it doesnt offer easy answers, but instead examines the things that make us who we are. If you want to be challenged and immersed in a captivating creative world, then I urge you to seek this out. It might just be the best thing I have ever seen.