The Leftovers

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Chris L

Quote from: AmyG on Jul 14, 2017, 12:29 pmOoh, maybe my brother will be a character in it since he was the best friend of Daniel Ellsberg's son. :P

Was that Andy? I'll see if there's casting information. It could potentially be a large supporting role.
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Chris L

@AmyG -- There's a partial cast listing on IMDB, some with only the names of the actors but not the parts they play. It looks like it focuses more on The Washington Post than on Ellsberg, but Andy could still have a walk-on part.
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mrssondheim

Quote from: mamarose on Jul 13, 2017, 08:05 pm
Quote from: Chris L on Jul 13, 2017, 04:04 pm
Quote from: mamarose on Jul 13, 2017, 04:02 pmAbout to watch the pilot episode. Love Justin Theroux, so it is a win thus far!

Is he the actor who plays Kevin? His part just keeps getting bigger as the show goes on.

(We're about to start Season Three.)

Yes!  I really like episode 1. Let's see how this goes!

Though I hated all the animal violence. 😩
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mrssondheim

Just finished season 1. Wow, what a marathon!  Loved it!  Now I must sleep. Have to be up in less than 5 hours. Oh streaming.
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Chris L

We finished the entire series last night. The show is all over the place throughout seasons two and three, but manages to be thoroughly entertaining most of the time, even if the premise occasionally stretches credulity. (@AmyG pointed out, and I agree with her, that the Departure probably wouldn't have had as profound an effect on the entire world as it did, given that only one out of fifty people vanished. In the novel, Tom Perrotta only followed those people who were, in one way or another, directly affected by the Departure, though he seems to have been on board with Lindelof's take in the series and even co-wrote the finale.)

That finale is deeply moving and Amy feels that it redeemed the series all by itself, which is an incredible feat for a finale. Our theory is that, after the massive disappointment of Lost, Lindelof wanted to prove that he could get an ending right. ;)
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Chris L

When you're finished with the show, you may want to read this AVClub review of the finale, which in my opinion is pretty accurate.
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mrssondheim

Quote from: Chris L on Jul 20, 2017, 04:45 pmWhen you're finished with the show, you may want to read this AVClub review of the finale, which in my opinion is pretty accurate.

I will when I'm done. Right now I am watching International Assassin. Damn!

Can't stop watching this show!!!
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mrssondheim

I am in awe of the actress playing Patti.
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Chris L

Quote from: mamarose on Jul 20, 2017, 05:41 pmI am in awe of the actress playing Patti.

Yes, and the show gives her the opportunity to adopt multiple personas. There'll be more in Season Three.
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mrssondheim

Quote from: Chris L on Jul 20, 2017, 05:44 pm
Quote from: mamarose on Jul 20, 2017, 05:41 pmI am in awe of the actress playing Patti.

Yes, and the show gives her the opportunity to adopt multiple personas. There'll be more in Season Three.

Woo hoo!!!
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mrssondheim

Is that all we get of Betty B?  WE WERE ROBBED!  Finished season 2. WOW!!!!
I think I am gonna have to read the book when I am done here.
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mrssondheim

Quote from: Chris L on Jul 20, 2017, 05:44 pm
Quote from: mamarose on Jul 20, 2017, 05:41 pmI am in awe of the actress playing Patti.

Yes, and the show gives her the opportunity to adopt multiple personas. There'll be more in Season Three.

Only 2 episodes left and no Patti. Le sad.
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mrssondheim

Done. And now I am sad. 
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Chris L

Quote from: mamarose on Jul 23, 2017, 09:48 amDone. And now I am sad.
But you got more Patti before you got there.
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George

Jul 24, 2017, 07:18 am #29 Last Edit: Jul 24, 2017, 07:29 am by George
Quote from: mamarose on Jul 21, 2017, 10:57 amIs that all we get of Betty B?  WE WERE ROBBED!  Finished season 2. WOW!!!!
I think I am gonna have to read the book when I am done here.
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Just finished the episode "International Assassin." Wow, indeed!

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I got a bit lost with the live/dead bird imagery, as I was unclear about the significance of Erika's wishes and what the birds meant. Since she only told Nora this story, how could it have informed Kevin's dream/hallucination/death/whatever-the-hell-it-was?


We only have two episodes to go in Season 2, and we kind of want to savor them. We don't have streaming, so we'll have to wait for the DVDs from the library, as that's how we're watching the first two seasons. 
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