“I think we’ve learned one thing from this story: You’re not that famous,” Neal jokes with panelist Judah Friedlander (30 Rock), cutting him off in the middle of a long story about that one time when he was followed and wrongly profiled by Walmart security detail outside Chicago–they didn’t recognize him (though he’s semi-famous), accused him of being homeless (which is fair, he admits), and stopped him for questioning on his way out. Why? All homeless people are also thieves–that’s the stereotype at least.
What happens when comic Michael Showalter and his writing partner Christina Lee start texting about Smallville? Find out below.
THE HONORABLE WOMAN star Andrew Buchan discusses the Stein siblings’ complicated relationship, and the page-turner script that sold him on the series.
Production designer Hugh “D.G.” Moody talks prison sets, contributing to character backstories and hiding Easter eggs.
Q: Is there any overarching design philosophy on RECTIFY that you keep in mind at all times?
A: Primarily the muted color palette and realistic locations. The show’s hyperrealistic, so sometimes we find locations and they’re just perfect. Most of the time, they’re not quite right. Sometimes you don’t know what exactly’s not right about it, but after you spend some time in the space you can usually identify it and identify how to change it to fit the world we’re trying to create.
Q: You’re responsible for every last detail of people’s living spaces. How do you figure out each character’s taste?
Last night Breaking Bad swept the Emmys with wins across the board. Want to know the secrets to Vince Gilligan’s successful creation? Check out the insider stories from Vince, Bryan Cranston and the Breaking Bad writing team in THE WRITERS’ ROOM video clips.
Many great actors will tell you that all it takes to make it is talent, a breakout role and a little luck. The names listed below had plenty of talent and got a break–and more than a little luck–by guest-starring on “Law & Order.”
Now that Season 2 of RECTIFY has come to a close, SundanceTV is treating you to a full-series marathon–starting with Episode 1 of Season 1–on Sun, Aug. 24 at 6AM/7c. Whether it’s a cure for your Holden withdrawals or a chance to catch up from the beginning, use our marathon checklist below and maximize your Paulie experience.
Sharks. Cinema’s most enigmatic beast. Leopard, tiger, great white, hammerhead: these vicious finned predators have always had a knack for terrorizing characters and stealing scenes–one even had it’s own ominous tune.
Are you a self-proclaimed culture vulture? THE APPROVAL MATRIX show and the New York magazine back page pop culture roundup that inspired it have joined forces to offer ten lucky fans a chance to win a one-year subscription to New York magazine. See post for more details.
At the motel, Daniel wakes up in Tawney’s arms and tells her he’s leaving Paulie. She says she’s leaving, too. He then tells her that he assaulted Teddy but doesn’t think Teddy deserved it.
Though Gabriel Mann’s original score provides the majority of RECTIFY‘s soundtrack, music supervisor Linda Cohen works alongside creator Ray McKinnon to pick just the right outside tracks for certain special moments. The finale features only one song, but it’s significant:
Can’t get enough of Nessa Stein (Maggie Gyllenhaal)? Then we have some good news. SundanceTV is airing a mid-season marathon of THE HONORABLE WOMAN, back-to-back episodes of the entire season thus far, Sat., Aug 23 Noon/11c. Still not enough? Consider the following:
As a featured panelist on THE APPROVAL MATRIX: “America’s Hall Monitors”, transsexual porn star Bailey Jay talked to us about the staleness of “tranny hooker” jokes, her love for Amy Schumer’s lowbrow humor, and the lack skinny vegans in her life.
Consider yourself the ultimate fan of RECTIFY? Want to help spread the word? Want to be rewarded for doing so? Well, SundanceTV is giving a few lucky fans a Paulie Tire Store T-shirt. (Talk about an insider’s prize!)
Can’t wait to find out what happens on the season finale of RECTIFY, Thu., Aug. 21 at 9/8c? SundanceTV has 10 ways to help you hold out for the Holdens a little longer.
SundanceTV announced today the renewal of the network’s first wholly owned original scripted series RECTIFY slated to air in 2015. The haunting story of a man released from prison after spending nearly two decades on death row, RECTIFY has been overwhelmingly well-received by critics.
Littered with off-color jokes about motor-boating Kate Upton, references to Helen Mirren as a “POA” (“piece of ass”), and a punchline that cites Liberace “before the AIDS,” our taping of THE APPROVAL MATRIX: “Fame Monster” felt like a hilarious bonus reel from a buddy-reunion comedy about a group of frat brothers who are all grown up, but only sort-of matured…
Hugo Blick–creator of political thriller THE HONORABLE WOMAN–discusses the dream-casting that is Maggie Gyllenhaal and the emotionally charged, real-life conflict he chose as the series backdrop.
It’s weird, but ever since I wrote my last essay, I keep thinking about that Eleanor Roosevelt quote — “Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.”
I probably shouldn’t say this, but my brother’s been offered a plea deal. Which, like most deals, means he has to say he did something, and in exchange, they give him some sentence that’s not totally horrible. Like maybe never even go back to prison.
From the kitchen, Ted Sr. glares at Daniel in the backyard. At the doctor’s office, Tawney learns that she’s had a miscarriage. Ted Sr. reprimands Carl for telling Sen. Foulkes about Teddy’s assault and putting him in the position of deciding whether to tell Janet. He worries Janet will never recover if she finds out…
The premiere episode of THE APPROVAL MATRIX showcased a thoughtful panel of comedians and critics led by host Neal Brennan. Did any of the panelists share your opinions on “Golden Age of TV”? Tell us in the poll!
On THE APPROVAL MATRIX: “Golden Age of TV”, Neal Brennan and panelists Whitney Cummings, Julie Klausner, Willie Geist and Matt Roush discuss America’s love for the multi-camera sitcom. Whether it’s Two and a Half Men or The Big Bang Theory—Tell us your most loved multi-camera sitcom.
On THE APPROVAL MATRIX: “Golden Age of TV”, panelists Whitney Cummings, Julie Klausner, Willie Geist and Matt Roush debate with host Neal Brennan on a number of TV show faux pas: from shame-casting to bandwagon popularity. Whether you think Louie is the kale of TV or not, it’s your turn to pick your favorite single-camera comedy.
THE APPROVAL MATRIX: “Fame Monster” airs Mon., Aug. 18 11/10c, and featured panelist, radio host Frank DeCaro gives us his opinions on Lowbrow-Despicable tweets, Bill Clinton’s ruse and how he’d like to see Julie Taymor.