HBO Wants Damon Lindelof's Leftovers. (And Where Lindelof Gets His Ideas)

     HBO has officially picked up Lindelof's The Leftovers.  After a streak of films meant to ruin our cinema going experience- Prometheus, World War Z, and Star Trek Into Darkness- Lindelof is returning to television to confound our minds with a senseless and contrived mess I'd now refer to as the Gordian Plot.  A reference to the tangled Gordian Knot of lore- sure it looks intricate and well-planned, but in reality it was probably just a cord that got snarled up by accident.

     And if I'm not mistaken, all his ideas are actually pumped out of that DHARMA pneumatic tube dispenser from the Lost episode, "Live Together, Die Alone. Part 1"

I'm reasonably certain this is where Lindelof gets his ideas.

     The first season is 10 episodes about the people after the Rapture that "didn't make the cut."  So in my mind, it'll be Lost, except everyone is stuck in Purgatory and surrounded by dangling plot threads and unanswered questions.  The Leftovers might even refer to all the ideas he couldn't fit into any of the other projects his name has been pasted on.

     As you may have guessed my hopes for this are slim.  Although the other names attached are keeping me slightly, very slightly, intrigued.  Peter Berg is an executive producer that also directed the pilot.  That's the good news.  Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, and Liv Tyler star in it.  That is the other somewhat good news- a decent cast.

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