I can't tell whether this HBO series based on Tom Perrotta's novel is really deep or whether it's just pretending to be deep and I'm too shallow to figure it out! But I do know that until its third and final season ended on Sunday, "The Leftovers" was definitely the most interesting and original show currently in production. Justin Theroux plays a small town sheriff trying to keep things together in the wake of the "Sudden Departure", an event where 2% of the world's population just randomly disappeared all at once. His wife's (played by Amy Brenneman) response is to join a cult, the main features of which are not speaking and chain-smoking cigarettes. Just watch it.
Mike (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)