The first season of The Leftovers brought a unique vision to the world mixing religion and skepticism in one perfect package. At times the first season was a bit convoluted but still managed to deliver a great series. Season two looked to mix it up even further and now you can get caught up with The Leftovers Complete Second Season to Blu-ray and DVD.
In the second season, more than three years ago, 2% of the world’s population inexplicably vanished. 140 million people, gone in an instant. No country, no state, no city was spared, except for one small town in eastern Texas. Population: 9261. Departures: Zero. This is the setting for a tale of two families: the Garveys, who have moved to this special place, and whose lives were forever changed by the Departure, and the Murphys, a local family, who seem to have been spared from an event that shook the rest of the world. But even in the town of Miracle, you can’t escape your past. After the events of the first season this season throws you a bit off at first. The first episode seems to be a completely different show for the most of the episode, but with the arrival of familiar faces you realize that it is the same story with a bit of a reboot to the series without starting over. This season is so much better than the first one in every way. Each episode offers up a clever direction to telling the story giving the viewer so much more depth for each character while telling the story in an interesting way. Most of the episodes focus on a different character or characters through their journey as it leads up to the previous events that are running along the same time frame. This element of storytelling creates an intriguing direction that keeps the viewer consistently invested in the same story as it grows larger.
The cast all do a great job bringing the varying emotions to light as they struggle to deal with them and the others affecting them throughout. About half way through the stories begin to move forward and takes it in some really great directions bringing back more familiar faces from the first season as well as touching base on some of the characters mental issues that go way deeper than just insanity. It brings a new layer to dealing with the departure. With all of that still in play, this season also served as a mystery of sorts dealing with the first of those that disappeared for the first time from this town leading to an all new mystery that will no doubt have a major impact next season.
This collection doesn’t offer up any special features, but does bring all 10 episodes of the season that is worth it all by itself. Visit the town unaffected by the departure with The Leftovers the complete second season on Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD available now from Warner Brothers Home Entertainment.