The Leftovers

TV review by Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Dark, mature drama paints humanity with a devastating brush.

HBO Drama 2014

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 16+

The Beauty of Ambiguity

Young adults will relate to this remarkable series' focus on people trying to make sense of extraordinary and inexplicable circumstances. Nudity, violence, and the f-bomb abound, however, they serve to advance a remarkable and prescient plot. It is a sci-fi thriller parents might want to watch with their kids; "The Leftovers" provides ample material for great and meaningful discussions. This series is a saga and a masterpiece. A unicorn in a world of dumbed-down, cookie cutter entertainment. It elevated my mind and heart, and helped me make sense (or not) of recent extreme global and personal losses (i.e. the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, devastating fires in California and Australia, and my father's death).

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age 2+

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