Truly brilliant from start to finish. I loved the way it all came together in the final episode. I'd say season 1 & 2 are on par with each other overall. Season 2 was a little disjointed at times whereas season 1 had that awful stuff with Jill & her friends. Both VERY different seasons, though. I'm hoping season 3 will be massively different again.
So I started watching season 1 again- I'd forgotten so much about it apart from which episodes were the best ones (3,6,9).
A few thoughts:
1x03-Matt basically murdering the thief in the car park. I remembered him getting robbed so that was a shock. Maybe that was season 2. 1x06- Nora in New York is best episode of the season easily. Carrie Coon was robbed of emmys and it's hard to pick a favourite scene. Maybe her breakdown with Wayne.
1x09- After being absent all episode, the final few scenes where the piano music starts playing louder and louder are fantastic.
Reviewers have seen seven of the eight episodes in season 3 and apparently it's a masterpiece.
You have a week to catch up before the premiere, and it's worth your time. The callbacks to Season 2 are also worth a rewatch, or at the very least reading past Leftovers Reviews to reacquaint yourself with what you may have forgotten.
This series is so stunningly beautiful it seems silly not to revisit it in some form or another.
The Leftovers Season 3 is outstanding. It takes Season 2 and masterfully builds upon the characters' emotional backgrounds, giving them more depth and taking their journeys to stunning, unpredictable places with great reward.
Without seeing the final episode, it's the best concluding chapter to a television series in recent memory. There's not a stone unturned on the fearless journey to what I expect will be a magnificent ending.
Excellent and sometimes gut-retching performances by Justin Theroux, Carrie Coon, Liv Tyler, Regina King, Christopher Eccleston, Jovan Adepo, Amy Brenneman, Jasmin Savoy Brown and Scott Glenn and more superb directing from the likes of Mimi Leder and Craig Zobel seemingly set the third season’s coordinates for the ethos of late-period Stanley Kubrick. The cumulative result for the final season pretty much achieves that destination, a tremendous triumph by any measure on the small or big screen.