Is the new Justin Theroux vehicle any good? We still don’t know, but we’ll tune in to find out.
Last night marked the series premiere of HBO’s The Leftovers, a heavily promoted new drama with an impressive lineage. Based on Tom Perrotta’s bestseller and executive produced by Lost’s Damon Lindeloff, the first episode was directed by Friday Night Lights creator Peter Berg. The series stars Justin Theroux (he of Jennifer Aniston wedding rumor fame), Amy Brenneman, and Liv Tyler as suburbanites trying to cope after two percent of the world’s population vanishes for no clear reason. What the Rapture-like event means for the main characters – protagonists would be too strong a word – is unclear, but for the audience it means very bleak Sunday nights. Continue reading