This week, Grantland goes deep with the creator of “one of the great television shows of 2014″; while Junkee tells readers, “You need to watch Maggie Gyllenhaal in THE HONORABLE WOMAN.”
Sir Hugh shares his theories with Dame Julia, suggesting that Samir Meshal was a go-between for the US and the Palestinians. Hugh proposes that when Meshal called a Palestinian contact to confirm the Secretary of State’s agreement to an unknown plan, he inadvertently alerted the Israelis to the plan’s existence via the wiretap on Shlomo’s cables. Since the CIA was piggybacking on the Israeli tap, Hugh theorizes, they were able to take out Meshal before the Israelis could abduct and interrogate him. Dame Julia suggests that the Secretary of State might have been agreeing to Nessa’s assassination, but Hugh expresses doubt, guessing that Monica Chatwin independently arranged the attack on Nessa to curry favor with the CIA, ultimately gunning for Julia’s job.
In honor of BABYLON, SundanceTV’s highly anticipated original series from Executive Producer Danny Boyle, the network is featuring an evening-long celebration of the renowned director, including the original long form episode that inspired the SundanceTV Original Series of the same name.
These days marriage is outdated, sex is reshaped by porn, cigarettes are forbidden, weed is legal and the Pope can be barely considered Catholic.
THE APPROVAL MATRIX season has wrapped, and if you’re still debating the various pop culture topics in your head, then it’s time to revisit clips featuring the varied opinions of host Neal Brennan and the celebrity guests including Amy Poehler, Chris Rock, Eugene Mirman, Hannibal Buress, Jason Biggs, Jim Norton and Whitney Cummings.
This week, Paste applauds the series’ tense build toward the climax, writing, “THE HONORABLE WOMAN is slowly plummeting into a dark and twisted hole and there seems to be no way out—this is a good thing.”
Can’t wait to find out what happens on the series finale of THE HONORABLE WOMAN, Thu., Sep. 18 at 10/9c? Instead of staring at your calendar, sign-up to receive a reminder, then check out these thirteen ways to go deeper into political thriller.
1. Watch video interviews with THE HONORABLE WOMAN star Maggie Gyllenhaal (Nessa Stein) as well as Andrew Buchan (Ephra Stein), Stephen Rea (Sir Hugh) and Janet McTeer (Dame Julia).
2. See photos from every THE HONORABLE WOMAN episode as well as surveillance photos of the characters, the Stein Family photo album, and behind-the-scenes photos with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Andrew Buchan, Janet McTeer, Hugo Blick…
3. Quizzes for every episode as well as cast members Maggie Gyllenhaal, Andrew Buchan and Stephen Rea.
Get a glimpse of at the chefs who have inspired Ludo Lefebvre throughout his career!
The burned man and the mysterious contact who came to his aid, revealing herself as Monica Chatwin, rendezvous in a hotel room. When MI6 agents bug the room, Chatwin starts a fire and the duo escapes.
Sir Hugh tells Nessa he knows she’s collaborating with the terrorists to get Kasim back. She tells him the Israeli national MI6 spotted Monica meeting with is actually a Palestinian terrorist (the burned man) and then confesses the truth about Kasim’s parentage.
THE HONORABLE WOMAN star Maggie Gyllenhaal talks the challenges of playing powerful, deeply flawed Nessa Stein and how she’s perfected the English accent.
Bestselling author of The Official Preppy Handbook Lisa Birnbach discusses her disdain for Pinterest wedding extravagance, her respect for brilliant
The supporting cast of RECTIFY is full of standout character actors. Below is a sampling of what they had to say about everything from shooting sex scenes to tapping into your inner psycho. Check out these choice quotes, and click on the actor’s name to read the full Q&A.
“I was studious but I was a bit of a thrill seeker. Nerds are sexy to be honest, man. You’ve got to tap into your nerd side.” – Johnny Ray Gill (Kerwin Whitman)
When the RECTIFY cast isn’t knocking it out of the park on set, they’re known to give some pretty great interviews. Check out some of the choice quote from the main cast, and click through to read their full interviews:
Aden Young on being recognized by fans: “You’d go to a supermarket and there would be a few people following me around, and they do have a look as if they’re expecting you to stand still for twenty minutes staring at a protein bar.”
What you didn’t see in Monday’s episode but which you will see in the 45-minute version of THE APPROVAL MATRIX “#WorstPeopleEver”, which airs on Thursday night at 11:15/10:15c, is Mandy Stadtmiller predicting the future: “Someday we’re going to elect a president who… [pause] we’ve seen his d**k.”
Law & Order’s line-up of fantastic actresses aren’t on the sidelines or simply sitting behind a desk in the background of the scene—they’re in court and fighting crime. Vote on your favorite female character:
This week, The Los Angeles Times calls THE HONORABLE WOMAN “a splendid example of the brave new world of television… a thing of beauty that would not have existed 10, or even five years ago.”
In honor of the new season of Sons of Anarchy starting Sep. 9th, here is a round up of insider stories from creator Kurt Sutter, star Katey Sagal and the executive producers behind the acclaimed FX biker hit. Listen to them talk shop and spill secrets on THE WRITERS’ ROOM, catch up on blog posts and test your fanship with Sons of Anarchy quizzes.
The ten episodes in this season of RECTIFY were full of memorable and show-stopping moments. But which one was your favorite?
SundanceTV’s DREAM SCHOOL: NYC premiering Wed., Oct. 1 at 10/9c takes on a new class of students who have dropped out or been expelled from the conventional school system and offers them a real chance to graduate.
Author and journalist Hannah Seligson talks about Facebook narcissism, The Real Housewives of New York City’s downhill spiral, and Kim Kardashian’s branding genius. Don’t miss Seligson as a featured panelist in THE APPROVAL MATRIX: “#WorstPeopleEver”.
Nessa is bludgeoned and raped by a sadistic stranger during a one-night-stand. Her MI6 tail brings her to a discrete medical facility, where Sir Hugh meets with her and asks if she wants the man arrested. She says no to avoid publicity.
Sir Hugh tells Nessa an Israeli extremist group has claimed the killing of the whistleblower who exposed the Stein Foundation academy’s selection process as biased. When Nessa denies the corruption, Sir Hugh theorizes aloud that Ephra made a deal with the Israelis to hide military intelligence programs in the academy without her knowledge.
So, of course, for my very last essay, I have the absolute stupidest quote of all time: “Everything happens for a reason.” I mean… you have got to be kidding me. This is my last essay question? Fine. Here goes.
Deputy editor of xoJane Mandy Stadtmiller admits her Breaking Bad secret, her love for old Steve Martin jokes, and talks about Lana Del Rey’s lowbrow brilliance. Don’t miss Stadtmiller as a featured panelist in THE APPROVAL MATRIX: “#WorstPeopleEver”.
“Who’s cooler–” Neal asks in an un-aired segment from THE APPROVAL MATRIX, “Taylor Swift or Daft Punk?”
Even a work place as strict as the military can be teeming with scandalous sex–as proven by the Whisper confessions below.