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15 Reminders That “The Leftovers” Is The Best Show You’re Not Watching

The final season begins April 16.

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1. If you enjoyed Lost, you'll probably enjoy The Leftovers.

The Leftovers sprung from the genius that is Damon Lindelof, and it carries a similarly captivating mystique.
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The Leftovers sprung from the genius that is Damon Lindelof, and it carries a similarly captivating mystique.

2. You get to see Justin Theroux's VERY NICE ass.

Not once, but twice!
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Not once, but twice!

3. Also, there's A LOT of shirtless Justin Theroux.

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And therefore, his ripped abs.

4. The show is BOLD AF.

They've done things like dedicate entire episodes to one or two characters, and even spent the first 45+ minutes of the second season introducing entirely new characters.
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They've done things like dedicate entire episodes to one or two characters, and even spent the first 45+ minutes of the second season introducing entirely new characters.

5. And it’s not as ~depressing~ as you might think it is.

The show takes some serious sci-fi/fantasy turns, and it’s pretty cool.
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The show takes some serious sci-fi/fantasy turns, and it’s pretty cool.

6. The soundtrack is composed by Max Richter, and it is some of the most beautiful, perfect music you'll ever hear. Ever.

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7. The cast performances are so good that you may actually cry.

Literally every episode.
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Literally every episode.

8. You’ll be introduced to the force that is Ann Dowd.

You will literally be captivated by her performance.
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You will literally be captivated by her performance.

9. The show isn't as straightforward as you might think.

There's a lot to speculate about, from subtle details only attentive viewers pick up on to otherworldly happenings that provoke a lot of questions.
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There's a lot to speculate about, from subtle details only attentive viewers pick up on to otherworldly happenings that provoke a lot of questions.

10. The show is ending on its own terms, which is usually a good thing.

They'll be able to tell the ending of this story as they choose to, instead of leaving things on a cliffhanger or being stuck with an unintentional ending like when a series is abruptly canceled.
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They'll be able to tell the ending of this story as they choose to, instead of leaving things on a cliffhanger or being stuck with an unintentional ending like when a series is abruptly canceled.

11. The show's epic opening credits changed drastically from Season 1 to Season 2.

They're vastly different and yet so, so perfect.
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They're vastly different and yet so, so perfect.

12. If you're a reader, The Leftovers was originally a novel by Tom Perrotta.

The first season is an adaptation that covers the entire book, whereas the second and third seasons are all new story!
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The first season is an adaptation that covers the entire book, whereas the second and third seasons are all new story!

13. There's a Justin Theroux jogging scene that drove people wild.

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His gray sweatpants had people feeling some type of way.

14. The show just keeps getting better.

Season 1 is phenomenal, but Season 2 manages to improve into an absolute masterpiece.
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Season 1 is phenomenal, but Season 2 manages to improve into an absolute masterpiece.

15. The show's final season doesn't begin until Sunday, April 16, so you still have time to binge-watch it!

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