Well Done, Leftovers


Laura Mallon, Editor in Chief

Imagine 2% of the world’s population goes missing. It might not seem like a lot but in the fictional town of Mapleton, New York, lives are changed completely.

This past summer, HBO aired its new series Leftovers, based upon the novel of the same title written by Tom Perrotta. The shows interesting plot caught the attention of a wide audience and kept every one itching to know what’s next. The series has tons of different angles, telling the story of everyone’s experience from the disappearance and certainly does not lack in plot twists or action. It’s creepy and weird and very gripping.

It zooms in on the Garvey family. Father, Kevin Garvey played by Justin Theroux, is the local chief police officer and tries to control his trouble making teenage daughter, Jill, played by Margret Qualley. Mother, Laurie, played by Amy Brenneman, has left the family to join a cult-like group called the Guilty Remnant and son Tom, played by Chris Zylka, is a college dropout who is yet to go home. The Garvey family and their acquaintances in town work to deal with the “Sudden Departure” years after the occurrence.

The show has been approved for season two and the complete season one is available on HBO.