Network: HBO
Air Dates: June 29, 2014 - June 4, 2017
Stars: Carrie Coon, Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Ann Dowd

The existential crisis that is The Leftovers might be a tough sell for many viewers, but once you tap into its sheer beauty (after getting through some of season one’s dredge), it provides a TV experience that can’t be replicated. Based on the novel by Tom Perrotta, the series revolves around the Garvey family, who are left behind after 2% of the world’s population disappears during the “Sudden Departure.” 

The Leftovers is a meditation on religion, guilt, and the human connection. With a stacked cast, many of whom give the best performances of their careers, The Leftovers has some of the best storytelling on television. If you don’t gasp and/or cry while watching “International Assassin,” there might be no hope for you. —Kerensa Cadenas