HBO’s long-departed “The Leftovers” finally returned Sunday night and our readers are raving about the season premiere, titled “The Book of Kevin,” in our TV forums. In the first episode of Season 3, Justin Theroux‘s character Kevin Garvey is outed for being unable to die while he’s in Miracle, TX, and then there is a final mind-blowing twist of seeing Nora (Carrie Coon) as a bike-riding dove deliver in the future. Below, see a sampling of comments and then be sure to join the discussion in our TV forum.
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Phillippo: “Holy Kevin that was a good episode of television! I’m sure I’m going to watch it way too many times before the next episode because I just can’t wait a whole week.”
pulp50: “The opening was amazing. I also don’t remember the soundtrack being that awesome.”
Hunterbergfeld: “That opening was crazy. Emmys please. What the f*** was with old lady Nora?”
Julia Spencer: “Loved the tone, mood and atmosphere of the episode. Great direction (as always) by Mimi Leder (that woman should get way more jobs!!!) and the sound/songs selection were amazing. Loved the mix of terror and humor in the episode.”
Reis: “Now I want everyone praying in your houses for this beautiful masterpiece get some Emmys. Seriously, the first and the last scene was the better than anything that aired in this Emmy season.”
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moviefan61794: “I was slack jawed for a minute after that final reveal. Excited to see how we get there! This show is atmospheric and assured of tone like none other. So excited it’s back!”
Mihael Crncec: “I strongly felt the absence of Ann Dowd and Regina King and the whole story involving dogs turning into people seemed irrelevant and unnecessary. But I won’t judge anything based off the first episode, especially ‘The Leftovers.'”
The first two seasons of “The Leftovers” failed to earn any Emmy nominations, however there is a new category this year for Best Music Supervision that could be right up this show’s alley. Music supervisor Liza Richardson is being singled out in many critical reviews for her exceptional work in the first few episodes. Plus, with “Downton Abbey” no longer on the air and “Game of Thrones” sitting out this Emmy cycle, we could see “The Leftovers” make a big comeback at the Emmys for this final season.
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