The Leftovers Look Back: Ten Thirteen

One of the changes for season 2 is that instead of focussing on the ensemble some of the main characters are not to be seen for entire episodes. It’s a different way of storytelling and for viewers it can be a bit annoying to not see one of your favourite characters for a large number of episodes. And also, when you are not a big fan of a character but you also don’t have anything against it you might forget that character entirely. So it’s a risk. But even in season one the best episodes were often the ones more focussed on one or two characters. In season 2 Meg is the perfect example of how this can work in a good way. She has been in The Leftovers’ sophomore season way less than in the previous season but it didn’t hurt at all. If anything, the way the showrunners handled this Ten Thirteen is even more powerful…continue reading

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