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Yvonne Strahovski
TV Picks: 'The Leftovers,' 'Girl Meets World' and '24: Live Another Day'
TV Picks: 'The Leftovers,' 'Girl Meets World' and '24: Live Another Day'

"The Leftovers."  In Alice's famous journey, the rabbit hole led to Wonderland;  in "The Leftovers," the rabbit hole is the whole point. In the Tom Perrotta tale, by way of Damon Lindeloff, 2% of the world's population simply vanishes one day, a relatively small tear in the actual demographic but a gaping hole in the consciousness of those left behind. Post-not-quite-apocalypse, people must cope not just with the tangible loss of their loved ones and the significance of the selection process but with the larger issue of life in a world where literally anything can happen. Perrotta's focus on a small East Coast town gives "The...

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