One of the summer's most anticipated new drama premiered tonight, and we're already obsessed.
The Leftovers takes place three years after 2% of the world's population disappeared, and follows the people who didn't make the cut for the rapture as they deal with the loss. The show was developed by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, based on Perrotta's book of the same name. It stars Justin Theroux as a father and police chief of a small town as he tries to return the town to normal after the disappearance.
Unfortunately, "normal" is not a thing anymore. As the town prepared for "Heroes Day" as a memorial for "the sudden departure," Garvey wasn't handling it well. He put a dead dog in his trunk and is apparently being stalked by a deer. His son didn't seem to want to talk to him, and his daughter was doing drugs and inappropriate iPhone games at a wild party (we're beginning to think we partied very incorrectly as teenagers).
While we're initially led to believe that Garvey lost his wife three years ago, it turns out that she's a member of a creepy cult called "The Guilty Remnants." They're violent, dirty, silent, and chain-smoking, and apparently they're targeting people, like Meg (Liv Tyler), who readily joins them by the end of the pilot.
We've got very little idea what's going on here, but we found ourselves completely entranced for the whole hour and eleven minutes.
Did you feel the same way? Is this HBO's next big hit? Sound off in the comments!