More than three years ago, 2% of the world's population inexplicably vanished. No country, no state, no city was spared - except for one small town in eastern Texas. The town of Miracle is the setting for a tale of two families: the Garveys, whose lives were forever changed by 'The Departure', and the Murphys, a local family who seem to have been spared from an event that shook the world.
I enjoyed season one of The Leftovers and so when I heard there was a second season coming, I was keen to watch it, so when I got a copy of it on DVD I was most happy. This season starts off in a new town with some new characters, as well as most of the cast from the first season. I was a bit confused to begin with but once I got used to the switching between stories and past and present it was a bit easier to get into it all. I really didn't like the new theme song but as the show has gone on, I have gotten used to it, though I do think the imagery suits the show better than season one.
As far as storyline goes, there is a lot going on, from the story of the family in Miracle, to Nora, Kevin, Jill and Lily starting a new life, the priest and his wife, Patty, Meg and a couple of the others. The stories all end up intertwining well and it is a steady build up to the climax of the season. There was one moment that I felt trivialised the real world equivalent (spoilers) but it isn't used as a main plot point, just a random moment (though the final season may wrap that part up). There were some rather interesting moments in this, such as Kevin needing to die to enter a dream state of sorts, I felt that episode was well done.
A bit confusing at first, I ended up rather enjoying this season and I found it in some ways to be worse than the last season and better in many ways. Looking forward to season 3.
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