When it came to The Leftovers' sound, series creator Damon Lindelof had specific direction for music supervisor Liza Richardson. "He encouraged me to go weird and deep and dark," Richardson tells WatchingTheLeftovers.com. Richardson oversaw the song selection for the series, a process she describes as "taking my interpretation of Damon's sensibility, reading the characters, and funneling that through what I think is cool musically." Coupled with Max Richter's score, Richardson's songs created a distinct sound, one that fans responded to all season.Read More
The climax of Sunday's episode of The Leftovers, "Guest," involved an emotional moment – and potentially magical hug – between Nora Durst and Holy Wayne. Writer Kath Lingenfelter admits that "the way that Nora associates with people has changed," but does that mean that Wayne has a supernatural touch? Watchers debate the merits of Wayne's enterprise.Read More
When 140 million people around the globe – two percent of the world’s population – suddenly disappear off the face of the planet in The Leftovers, not only are the characters left wondering what the heck is going on – we, the viewers, are too.
Questions abound: Was it the Rapture? Maybe aliens? Perhaps some secret, quantum physics, off-book government experiment gone awry?
With the series only four episodes deep, the answer to what happened is still way up in the air. Nonetheless, though, courtesy of the townsfolk of Mapleton, The Leftovers has given viewers some pretty intriguing reveals to help solve the mystery. Here are the seven disclosures I’m finding most intriguing so far. (Fair warning: Spoilers below!)Read More
The all-white clothing. The smoking. The vow of silence...The Guilty Remnant certainly holds to some nonconventional principles. This week, even more eyebrows were raised when the G.R. – including Laurie Garvey and Meg – broke into Mapleton's homes and confiscated family photos they found inside, leaving frames empty. Audiences largely wondered what – and don't let the irony escape you here – the G.R. was trying to say.
WatchingTheLeftovers.com scoured online discussion, pulling together a handful of insights addressing watchers’ biggest questions about the G.R.Read More
The Nativity figured prominently into the storyline of Sunday’s episode of The Leftovers. Here’s where I saw overlap between those figures from the Biblical story and the characters in Mapleton.Read More