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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 29, 2014
Season #: 1, 2, 3
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  • Summary: The third and final season of the Damon Lindelof drama series.
  • Genre(s): Drama

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Apr 12, 2017
    100
    The new season of The Leftovers is spectacular, in every sense of that word.
  2. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Apr 11, 2017
    100
    The new episodes don’t represent another radical leap forward in style or quality the way season two was, but whatever’s lost from the shock of the new (nothing here is quite as weird or surprising as the cavewoman prologue or “International Assassin,” though a joke in the second episode and a party sequence in the fifth come close) is gained in how much more we know all the characters at this point, and how aware they are of their proximity to their story’s end.
  3. Reviewed by: Melanie McFarland
    Apr 17, 2017
    100
    All the hype leading up to the final approach of The Leftovers has merit. The seven episodes HBO provided are consistently brilliant, sure and mindful about tying up loose ends.
  4. Reviewed by: Sean O'Neal
    Apr 14, 2017
    100
    You’d be hard-pressed to name a work of art, let alone another TV show, that balances such enormity so playfully, without also being glib about the ponderous questions at its core.
  5. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Apr 14, 2017
    100
    The show has entered full-blown mania as twisted, thrilling, and devastating to watch as a person speaking in tongues.
  6. Reviewed by: Sophie Gilbert
    Apr 14, 2017
    100
    Between the prospect of a definitive ending, the looming fear of catastrophe, and the continually exceptional performances, it’s bravura television that somehow follows the model of earlier seasons while subverting expectations. You might think you know where something is going, only to be completely disoriented a minute later.
  7. Reviewed by: Richard Scott Larson
    Apr 20, 2017
    88
    There are no real answers in The Leftovers, even as plot questions are resolved, and the series miraculously turns that ambiguity into its greatest accomplishment.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 49
  2. Negative: 5 out of 49
  1. Aug 24, 2017
    10
    One of the best TV series ever made.
    Fantastic storyline, perfect characterization, Awesome music by Max Richter.
    Awesome music from Max
    One of the best TV series ever made.
    Fantastic storyline, perfect characterization, Awesome music by Max Richter.
    Awesome music from Max Richard is a masterpiece in the most sensitive scenes.
    The actors in the series have the best of it, and the result is nothing more than creating a masterpiece.
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  2. Apr 17, 2017
    10
    'The Leftovers' is still one of the most brilliant TV exercises ever. It is weirdly captivating and the characters are absolutely amazing.'The Leftovers' is still one of the most brilliant TV exercises ever. It is weirdly captivating and the characters are absolutely amazing. This final season starts with a bang and promises to keep digging into the addictive insanity of its plot. Expand
  3. Jan 12, 2018
    10
    What an amazing way to end an incredible series (which ended too soon). This season should have definitely been no less than 10 episodes, thatWhat an amazing way to end an incredible series (which ended too soon). This season should have definitely been no less than 10 episodes, that being said, the 8 HBO gave them made each and every moment a gift. If you're asking where did the "departed go" you're missing the point of this superior work of human emotion, loss, grief and the beautifully strange story being told. Must watch. Expand
  4. May 28, 2017
    10
    Time4Pizza you're a moron. Season 3 is flat-out brilliant. Perhaps not as steady and consistent as Season 2, this season has lower lows,Time4Pizza you're a moron. Season 3 is flat-out brilliant. Perhaps not as steady and consistent as Season 2, this season has lower lows, admittedly, but also higher highs, and it's all unmissable TV. The entire series is a cumulative masterpiece. It easily enters my list of the 3 best shows of all time, could very well become #1 with time. Expand
  5. Apr 20, 2017
    10
    First time writing one of these. I haven't felt this excited about a show since Breaking Bad. This is a must watch to anyone looking for aFirst time writing one of these. I haven't felt this excited about a show since Breaking Bad. This is a must watch to anyone looking for a high quality drama. Expand
  6. Jun 5, 2017
    8
    Having now completed the third season, it did get better as it went along. I thought the finale was going to leave so many stings untied itHaving now completed the third season, it did get better as it went along. I thought the finale was going to leave so many stings untied it was going to leave me unsatisfied and feeling ripped off. That didn't happen. Pretty much every answer is given at the end, except why, but I'm feeling pretty good about the three season journey, even if you couldn't pay me to sit through the first season again for all the tea in china. Expand
  7. Oct 13, 2017
    0
    Boring. Just plain boring. Sitting here waiting for something, anything to happen. My god. Any show that drags this hard at the start reallyBoring. Just plain boring. Sitting here waiting for something, anything to happen. My god. Any show that drags this hard at the start really isnt worth it. Expand

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