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.
We sat down with RECTIFY’s co-executive producer Victoria Morrow, writer Scott Teems, and assistant-turned-writer Kate Powers to discuss working with Ray McKinnon, their influences and how they get inside Daniel Holden’s head.
Michael O’Neill, who plays Senator Roland Foulkes on RECTIFY, debates where his character sits on the good-guy/bad-guy spectrum and the realities of shooting a love scene.
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.
Beginning an episode-long flashback to eight years ago, Ephra thanks the Steins’ supporters for their loyalty and announces the next phase of The Stein Foundation’s plans to facilitate education in Palestine, though a conversation with Nessa reveals she has been the plans’ architect.
Meanwhile, Dame Julia, currently MI6’s deputy head, is charged with engineering the removal of her scandal-smeared but stubborn superior, Sir Christopher.
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.
Anyone who has ever seen Chris Rock in action knows that he’s an incisive stand-up comic—and in The Chris Rock Show and Everybody Hates Chris, he has audiences rolling with sharp one-liners and spot-on cultural observations. He’s also starred in a number of movies that range from Kevin Smith’s masterpiece Dogma to cult gems like Pootie Tang. To get ready for Chris Rock’s appearance on THE APPROVAL MATRIX, Mon., Aug. 18 11/10c, check out our salute to the performer’s best work for the silver screen.
In her eclectic film career, THE HONORABLE WOMAN’s Maggie Gyllenhaal has portrayed a great spread of interesting and complicated women. But which Maggie character are you? The personality test results are in, and 53% of fans found their mind-match in Jane Craddock from Crazy Heart. On the more masochistic end of the spectrum, 11% were matched with Lee Holloway in Secretary. See the full result break-down below.
With all the secrets and back-stabbing in THE HONORABLE WOMAN, it’s only natural to wonder what you’d do in such situations–and more broadly, to question how honorable you are. Well, the “How Honorable Are You?” personality test results are in, and while 26% of SundanceTV viewers scored above 90% on the honor meter, another 26% scored under 50%. See the full results below.
Okay, THE APPROVAL MATRIX fans: most of us may be proud of our taste–but where do we actually fall on the matrix? The personality test results are in, and the quadrants of “Highbrow,” “Lowbrow,” “Brilliant” and “Despicable” make for four very touchy match options. Some highlights: 77% of SundanceTV viewers are “Highbrow,” and 40% are “Despicable.” See the full results below, and let the bragging (and retakes) begin.
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.
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…
Additionally, The Hollywood Reporter interviews Maggie Gyllenhaal on the “thought-provoking” series.
Detective Lennie Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) had a habit of stealing the show with his witticisms and criticisms but a detective is only as good as his partner. Mike Logan, played by Chris Noth won by a hair, maybe his impulsiveness made for a good balance compared to Briscoe? Click for full results!
This week, The A.V. Club celebrates RECTIFY’s naturalistic dialogue in a review honing in on the relationship between Daniel and Tawney, while Entertainment Weekly reflects on the series’ silences. See what everyone is talking about, log in and watch the entire first episode of RECTIFY Season 2 right now.
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.
The results for the “Which Female Action Hero Are You” personality test are in, and 31% of respondents share their fiery dispositions with that space warrior Princess Leia.
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.
Attention THE WRITERS’ ROOM fans: the “Which Game of Thrones Character Are You” personality test results are in and most people align themselves wtih…
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.
Which era is the true Golden Age of TV. Is it 1950s which gave us The Honeymooners? Or today with Breaking Bad and Mad Men? Tell us your preferred decade of TV.