Blu-Ray Review 'The Leftovers: The Complete First Season'

From Damon Lindelof, the co-creator of the hit series Lost, and acclaimed Oscar®-nominated novelist Tom Perrotta, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings the thought-provoking new HBO series The Leftovers to Blu-ray and DVD for the first time. This enticing new series captivated audiences with one of HBO’s strongest premieres of 2014. The series averaged over 2.5 million total viewers* and is the first Warner Bros. Television show ever to air on the HBO network.

With the stellar starring cast of Justin Theroux (Mulholland Drive), Amy Brenneman (Private Practice), Christopher Eccelston (Thor: The Dark World), Liv Tyler (The Lord of the Rings films), Chris Zylka (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Margaret Qualley (Palo Alto), Carrie Coon (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Emily Meade (Gimme Shelter), Amanda Warren (The Closer), Ann Dowd (Masters of Sex), Michael Gaston (The Mentalist), Max Carver (Desperate Housewives), Charlie Carver (Desperate Housewives) and Annie Q (Are We There Yet?), the series was created by Lindelof and Tom Perrotta (Little Children), with Lindelof, Perrotta, Peter Berg (Lone Survivor, Friday Night Lights) and Sarah Aubrey (Lone Survivor, Friday Night Lights) executive producing.

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Based on the 2011 bestselling novel by Perrotta, The Leftovers is seen primarily through the eyes of police chief Kevin Garvey, played by Justin Theroux, as he experiences life post “the Departure.” After what can only be explained as an instance similar to the biblical rapture, the people of Mapleton, New York, are suddenly shaken to their core as many of their loved ones disappear into thin air. With roughly 140 million people actively missing — 2% of the world’s population — the world starts to question everyone and everything. The eerie and thought-provoking series leaves viewers riveted, second-guessing theories from episode to episode.

The consistency of the show elements remained throughout, right into the final episode. We also enjoyed how season one ended which clearly left the door open for season two and having you want more. The series has been renewed for a second season which aired on HBO on October 4, 2015. We are definitely curious and invested in The Leftovers and interested to see how things progress in its second season. Be sure to watch the entire first season before starting to watch season 2.

The Leftovers: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray and DVD includes all 10, hour-long episodes:
1. Pilot
2. Penguin One, Us Zero
3. Two Boats and a Helicopter
4. B.J. and the A.C
5. Gladys
6. Guest
7. Solace for Tired Feet
8. Cairo
9. The Garveys at Their Best
10. The Prodigal Son Returns

Special Features included on this first season set include:
▪ Pilot Audio Commentary
▪ Making The Leftovers
▪ I Remember: A Season One Conversation with Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta
▪ Secrets of the Guilty Remnant
▪ Beyond the Book: A Look Ahead at Season 2
▪ Finale Audio Commentary

The Leftovers: The Complete First Season from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is now available on Blu-ray and DVD for $44.96 / $39.98 SRP. Includes All 10 Episodes from the Riveting First Season Plus Never-Before-Seen Bonus Content! Get your copy now by clicking on the Buy Now button below.

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