If you’ve ever been watching an episode of Law & Order and experiences a sense of deja vu, that’s probably because you already know the crime. While facts and outcomes might changed, Law & Order’s on-screen cases are sometimes ripped from the headlines about real-life crimes.
The host of SundanceTV’s new series — inspired by New York magazine’s back page pop culture roundup — talks about some of the most surprising moments that happened during the shoot and his predilection for lowbrow brilliant news.
Q: What are you most excited about on the show?
A: I like all six episodes, but I’d say my little disagreement with Jon Stewart is interesting. Also, I told Willie Geist that he looks like a stock photo of a white person. So that was nice.
Q: How did you choose the topics that are featured on the episodes? Do you have a favorite?
A: Rory Albanese, Michael Hirschorn and I batted around a bunch. Ultimately, it’s what subjects could sustain a 45 minute discussion. My favorite [episode] is probably “America’s Hall Monitors” about the snitch culture pervading our glorious nation.
Q: How did you meet showrunner Rory Albanese? What makes you a good team?
A still shot of open shutters creaking in the wind. The sounds of children talking, a baby’s cry.
A man disguised as a waiter at Westminster Palace serves bread to Zionist arms dealer Eli Stein and his young children Nessa and Ephra. He then assassinates Stein before the children’s eyes.
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.
In a dream, Daniel stands in the forest and watches a scene unfold around a campfire. He’s joined by Trey and George.
Daniel borrows Jared’s bike from the garage and rides off.
Ahead of THE HONORABLE WOMAN’s premiere tonight, July 31, 10/9C on SundanceTV, The A.V. Club applauds Maggie Gyllenhaal’s performance in a rave review of the whole series, while The Los Angeles Times praises every aspect of the show’s production from “gorgeous cinematography” to a “flawless international cast”.
This week, Paste considers the strange, life-affirming characters on RECTIFY’s fringes, while Entertainment Weekly hones in on the one whose influence wins Daniel “a bit of a swagger” in last Thursday’s episode. See what everyone is talking about, watch the entire first episode of RECTIFY Season 2 right now.
Last season on DREAM SCHOOL, celebrity chef and food truck aficionado Roy Choi dropped by to dish out tasty inspiration by teaching the students how to cook his infamous Blackjack Quesadilla. Now, you can make the food yourself by using the recipe below at your next summer barbecue. Enjoy!
Some secrets could rip apart a family. The Whisper app members share some seriously devastating private information…anonymously. Read on to reveal their skeletons in the closet.
That breadth of this couple’s talent may partially explain their affection for RECTIFY, given its lead character is, considered by his on-screen mom, to be something of a manchild. Check out their rave for the series.
Have you experienced the augmented reality of THE HONORABLE WOMAN yet? If not, you’re missing out on some of the coolest interactive features yet. It’s simple to find out what the two-screen Layar app is all about–here’s what you have to do to get in the game:
RECTIFY fans were shocked to see the role that Trey (Sean Bridgers) played in last season’s finale. We spoke to Sean about his Southern roots, what to watch out for while disposing of a body, and the movie that inspired him to pursue an acting career.
Do you love a good thriller? Deadly secrets, espionage, spies—THE HONORABLE WOMAN has it all. Watch SundanceTV’s “brilliant” (Hollywood Reporter) new series starring Maggie Gyllenhaal Thursdays 10/9c. Not enough? Investigate the following:
SundanceTV presents two more RECTIFY-inspired creations from Erick Szentmiklosy and Daniel Zaltsman, also known as “The Haiku Guys.”
When SundanceTV asked cultural critics Fariha Roisin and Sara Black McCulloch to detail a bit more what they like about RECTIFY, the results were, as expected, highly articulate. Check out their responses.
Family secrets run deep. Lies, jealousy … bitterness, sometimes it’s hard to know who to trust. We turned to Whisper to find out the secrets their members would never tell a soul–not even their siblings. Want more intrigue?
AndrewAndrew, NYC’s premiere lookalike DJs/designers/tastemakers, are the latest duo to double the love for RECTIFY. Check out what these cultural connoisseurs thought of the critically acclaimed SundanceTV series now midway through its second season. Which Andrew said which comments below is unclear. And really, does it matter? They’re equally brilliant.
Article: RECTIFY: Menu From Murphy’s Diner
Murphy’s Diner serves as the backdrop for an intense conversation between Sheriff Carl Daggett and Senator Roland Foulkes while Marcy has a fairly intimate with Daniel early on. Want to see what Marcy is serving at the Paulie pitstop. Check out the menu above.
Lennie Briscoe, played by Jerry Orbach, was the “most real fake police officer” New York City cops had ever seen, according to the The New York Times. But a detective is only as good as his partner. Vote for your favorite.
Article: Jared’s Blog: Boris Pasternak Essay
“Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us,” according to the Russian novelist Boris Pasternak. If that’s true, today must be Christmas, because I am really, really surprised — finally, an essay prompt that actually makes sense. You could knock me over with a feather.
As anticipation builds for the US premiere of THE HONORABLE WOMAN, July 31, 10/9C on SundanceTV, The Wall Street Journal and others grill Maggie Gyllenhaal on her star turn as shadowy Israeli heiress Nessa Stein. Meanwhile, Hollywood Reporter’s TV critic hails the series as “the show we’ll all be talking about very soon.”
After partying at Lezley’s house, Daniel wakes up naked in Marcy’s bed. Marcy chats with him in the kitchen and kisses him good-bye.
Daniel sees Trey at the gas station and confronts him. They stare each other down.
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. Here’s what to listen for in Episode 206.
Article: The A.V. Club Highlights “Rectify’s” Production Design; Forbes Talks to Creator Ray McKinnon
This week, Forbes grills RECTIFY showrunner Ray McKinnon on his creative process and influences, while The A.V. Club celebrates the series’ “inspired” used of sets and props. See what everyone is talking about, watch the entire first episode of RECTIFY Season 2 right now.