The Leftovers (2014–2017)
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Axis Mundi 

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A town that seems to have no disappearances becomes a new Lourdes and attracts lots of tourists. But all may not be as rosy as it appears to be.


Mimi Leder


Tom Perrotta (based on the book by), Damon Lindelof (created by) | 3 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Theroux ... Kevin Garvey
Amy Brenneman ... Laurie Garvey (credit only)
Christopher Eccleston ... Matt Jamison
Margaret Qualley ... Jill Garvey
Chris Zylka ... Tom Garvey (credit only)
Carrie Coon ... Nora Durst
Liv Tyler ... Meg Abbott (credit only)
Ann Dowd ... Patti Levin (credit only)
Janel Moloney ... Mary Jamison
Regina King ... Erika Murphy
Kevin Carroll ... John Murphy
Jovan Adepo ... Michael Murphy
Jasmin Savoy Brown ... Evangeline Murphy
Darius McCrary ... Isaac Rayney
Steven Williams ... Virgil


A town that seems to have no disappearances becomes a new Lourdes and attracts lots of tourists. But all may not be as rosy as it appears to be.

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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery


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Release Date:

4 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Lockhart, Texas, USA See more »

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Starts with a new title sequence. See more »


At 06:07, from the close up, you can see the baby is a doll. The next scene, there is a real baby. See more »


John Murphy: [On why he was sent to prison for attempted murder] I guess I didn't try hard enough.
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References Perfect Strangers (1986) See more »


La Traviata: Preludio Act 1
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
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Off To An Impressive Start
5 October 2015 | by General_HaberdasherySee all my reviews

From the heavy handed metaphoric opening scene, to the spoon in the disposal, everything seemed very ominous and tense. Like something terrifying was being held at bay behind a very thin curtain and you can see it pushing towards you, shapes and all, only to have it rear back into the abyss.

The tension was playful at times, then outright shocking as we slowly got to know the people of Miracle, but what I think I liked best was that this episode showed just how uncertain the world is now in a more subtle way. There were signs (some violently/graphically bloody, others innocuous like the hidden cricket) that kept the viewer in a state of unease yet left us wanting more.

The new additions to the main cast were phenomenal. Such powerful and believable performances particularly from Regina King and Kevin Carroll. The way he casually brought up his time in prison as a way to warn the new neighbors not to cross him and his family was very well played and well written.

Director Mimi Leder knocked this one out of the park, and the script had just the right beats to bring us back for more.

I cant wait to see where this show takes us next.

10 out of 10.

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