...ask Kevin detailed questions about what everyone was up to, if she was keeping in touch with Laurie?
I’ve only had 24 hours to process this, so maybe I’m missing something, but this seems like it might be the smoking gun that illustrates that this was Nora’s version of International Assassin - and not real life.
It’s obvious, thematically and just practically that she wasn’t telling him the truth. But it really seems like she also didn’t survive the radiation. For a few reasons - but mainly this question she asked Kevin.
Im only on episode 4, but I have absolutely not a flying fuck of an idea whats going on.
These edgelords who dont talk and wear all white are kinda getting on my nerves, from what I've gathered, people try to live a normal life and the edgelords just appear in white robes and try to trigger people?
This week's piece is on Nora. I've encountered a variety of views about her on here - some rather negative - what do you think of my take on her character?
This is really sort of the last one of these from me, although I'll have another next week that attempts to tie things up in a certain way. Thanks to those of you who have taken the time to read, comment, etc., and for the general receptivity to me sharing here.
And wow, this was a religious experience
Youtube review channel Breaking banter put it the right way, "something about the show felt divine"
This show may or may not be a masterpiece, I can't tell but it was unique and may be one of the best shows ever although I'd dispute it a little because it lacked some consistency that shows like Breaking Bad have, even first few seasons of Game of Thrones but Leftovers is still an amazing show and i would say one of my top 10 if not top 5
I mean Season 1 was okay and decent, Season 2 was mind blowing, Season 3 was good but not as good as Season 2 and it did rely too much on exposition where they were trying to remind the audience about certain things to make sure they followed the story and understood everything correctly
What I love the most about this show is how it deals with it's themes and the topics it touches upon. It has a lot of religious commentary they managed to pull that off without being controversial or preachy.
I also love how the show has different interpretations. There's a sense of supernatural elements here and there but you can interpret them in both scientific and psychological way or in a religious and magical way.
The music was amazing. Max Richter should be called the next Hans Zimmer or something, the dude is so freaking talented. The way music is incorporated in certain scenes hits you in just the right spots and evokes all kinds of emotions. Gave me goosebumps on so many scenes.
The acting was fantastic all around. These guys and girls should be bigger stars. Justin Theoreux, Ann Dowd, Carrie Coone, Christopher Eccleston and the actor who plays Kevin's father, I mean just all of them. They are so talented.
I also loved the structural designs of episodes. I love how it plays with points of view and keeps backstories secret to create intrigue until they're ready to reveal them. Also very good use of flash forwards and such storytelling techniques. Foreshadowing and parallels were really well done too. And certain episodes work great on their own as if they are standalone short films.
Very good world building.
This show was a total package with everything; action, drama, romance, fantasy, sci fi and what not.
Hats off to Damon Lindelof and everyone involved. Yes it's not a perfect show and it has it's cons and it may not even be for everyone but I loved it and I think it deserves more attention.
Big thanks for the passion of this subreddit to encourage me to dive into this show. Which overall is about an A- on my scale.
I will say they left the series to chose for yourself on what happened to the characters (more so Nora).
Logically I believe that Nora was making up a tall tale to help move forward with Kevin. Just imagine if 2% survived for a moment. People all across the globe would be in disarray. Many would parish and the few would ‘start’ over again. Power, food, goods, etc would simply not be ready in 7 short years. Let alone if she did find a way off the continent, getting the scientist (who is probably in Sweden or anywhere) would be near impossible. Finally if that is enough for you to accept, then when she crosses back to the 98%, why Australia? She wanted to start over so she goes back to an area of the world that she visited briefly?
It is much more plausible that Nora said ‘stop’, and ran 100 miles north to a small town for a ‘reset’. To me this entire series was how to cope with an unexpected loss. How some of us would hear voices, start over across the globe, join cults and even cling on to a new ‘jesus’ / false-prophet without medically monitoring of said new Jesus (Kevin). A ‘miracle’ that could have been explained by a rare heart condition.
We would look for signs anywhere, like grasping onto a life preserver on a sinking ship. That’s what these characters did. They could not let the mystery be.
First of all, I really enjoyed the second season. I still don't understand the point of the GR. 2% of people died and you don't want people to live a second of their lives forgetting this. Why? I think for some reason I'd understand better if over half of people died.
Also, what was the point of the fake plastic explosives on the bridge? Couldn't they have done the same mass walk to the city without it too?
Still looking forward to the third season but I feel like I won't understand the GR any better after that either.
This week I (finally?) wrote on Kevin Garvey. Thanks to all of you who have been reading, commenting, and so on. We're in the homestretch now. This week Kevin; next week Nora. I put these two last because even though I am doing what I guess you could call character profiles, or something like that, it is with them that I also approach the end of the series.
Let me know what you think. Thanks!
What was the significance of his character? How did he accomplish all that he supposedly accomplished? Dying and coming back all those times?
His conversation with Matt meant what? Why did he do that? Power trip? How did he appear to Kevin in his limbo/death dreams?
What was his purpose in the grand scheme? Was he just another character the viewer is supposed to wonder if hes a liar or legitmately supernatural?
...but honestly this credit goes to Carrie Coon's acting and storytelling.
A coworker who obsessed over this show with me recently revealed to me the theory that Nora made up the story about going to the other side and I about had a heart attack. (stay with me here) but only because months later I SERIOUSLY FUCKING THOUGHT THEY SHOWED US THE OTHER SIDE. I literally misremembered the show because Carrie sold me a bill of lies disguised as impeccable acting.
I was like, "she couldn't have lied, they showed us the other side." He was like, dude, no they didn't. I spun around 10 times in my office chair like a crazy person.