The Leftovers (2014)
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This is one if not the most ambiguous show I’ve ever seen and probably to many others that watched it. But yet it felt like a spiritual ride all along, as bizarre and chaotic as you could possibly imagine but at the same time so relatable that you can’t help but feel emotionally attached to it. Only TV show I could compare it to is Dark but this one goes on a more personal and mystical path that to me felt more cathartic on a profound level. You could go on forever about the meaning and metaphor the show tries to reflect but at the end none of that would neglect the fact that it does it so brilliantly that everyone’s impression would possibly make sense.
To me the show’s main idea is reflecting how everyone should make peace with their own demons inside, no matter the circumstance or crisis they’re in, losses, faith, religion, families, etc., it all comes down to accepting those dilemmas, even if you don’t understand them, don’t try to make sense of things and just move on and feel happy and in peace with yourself. They present you with a crisis and you try incredibly hard to understand it, when that is exactly the point of the show, people get so desperate to find answers of things that are probably not real or don’t really make sense and they all forget about their own identity and life.
It was such an amazing show that I don’t know how it is not talked about much, but I can definitely see a natural disengagement of audience because it never provided an easy storytelling and went far and beyond to illustrate human nature. But to me, this show became an instant classic and a masterpiece. 10/10.