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Old 06-29-2014, 11:17 PM   #1
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"The Leftovers" on HBO

Did you watch it? I was blown away and freaked out, all at the same time.

Normally if I like a series I'll binge watch it, but I feel like I'm glad the next one's not for another week. I need a week to recover. I'd read it was bleak, but somehow that was an understatement.
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Old 06-29-2014, 11:44 PM   #2
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We just finished a Bible study of Revelations, so I am in no hurry to watch anything that close to it!
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:29 AM   #3
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just finished it! wow!! fantastically crazy!! i really liked it and was overwhelmed with it at the same time. i think the people in white was what freaked me out the most!! will definitely be tuned in next week!!

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OK, I want to know is....what is up with the smoking? That was weird.

Apocalyptic degradation of society is my favorite genre.

Some people are "going on" as best they can considering the circumstances, others have gone off the rails on the crazy train. Oh wait, not unlike society of today.
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:05 AM   #5
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It's on the DVR. Not sure this is going to be something I'll like, but definitely will check it out.
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:11 AM   #6
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Did you watch it? I was blown away and freaked out, all at the same time.

Normally if I like a series I'll binge watch it, but I feel like I'm glad the next one's not for another week. I need a week to recover. I'd read it was bleak, but somehow that was an understatement.
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We just finished a Bible study of Revelations, so I am in no hurry to watch anything that close to it!
Just curious (I've DVR'd it)...does it seem to be even remotely biblically accurate (differences in eschatological views notwithstanding)?
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:26 AM   #7
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Just curious (I've DVR'd it)...does it seem to be even remotely biblically accurate (differences in eschatological views notwithstanding)?
Without giving too much away, the mystery of it is an important aspect of this. Part of what's happening in the background during the pilot is we're 3 years out from the event and there doesn't seem to be a scientific or religious explanation. What happened isn't consistent with any religious viewpoint, biblical or otherwise.
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Just curious (I've DVR'd it)...does it seem to be even remotely biblically accurate (differences in eschatological views notwithstanding)?
Essentially you identify with your own belief, no different than today really. They have not revealed the "ideas of the group" yet, unless of course you read ahead and I did not.

I am aware of the marker for the first three yrs of tribulation being an apocalyptic genre person. Touched on that in a veiled way for the pilot.

That being said, you see the "ugly side" of each "believer group", if that makes any sense. People seemed purposed in an freaky way to live life as they see fit or believing that they are compelled to live/do whatever they feel compelled to do.

As another poster said it is set up as pretty "bleak" so far. Should be interesting.
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I'll give it one more week since I stumbled upon this (was watching True Blood and stuck around).
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:54 AM   #10
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I didn't see the first episode but I read and loved the book on which it is based. It was specifically NOT a Biblical Rapture scenario - that was part of what made the story so interesting. It was just a random event.

Did they mention which celebrities were taken in the show? That was a funny part of the book .
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I didn't see the first episode but I read and loved the book on which it is based. It was specifically NOT a Biblical Rapture scenario - that was part of what made the story so interesting. It was just a random event.

Did they mention which celebrities were taken in the show? That was a funny part of the book .
Briefly. Someone was watching TV in a bar, I think and was showing pics of celebs that were being "remembered" on a news show. Was barely hit on.
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They showed the Pope, JLo and Gary Busey
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I thought it was interesting. Unfortunately, from what I've read about it, the show is NOT going to be about what happened. Why the people disappeared seems to be incidental and unimportant. The plot is about how the remaining people deal with it.

I think it's logical that cults would be springing up as if it were the rapture, but the show didn't give any hints that it the disappearances were based on religion in any way.

I will keep watching for at least a few more episodes and see how it all starts playing out.
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Sounds like the Walking Dead. No one really knows why it happen and now we just watch the aftermath.
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Old 06-30-2014, 03:30 PM   #15
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Thanks for the reminder!!! It comes on again tonight at 10. I'm dvr'ing the series!
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