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“A.V. Club” Applauds “RECTIFY’s” Dialogue; “Entertainment Weekly” Digs Into Series Themes

Article: “A.V. Club” Applauds “RECTIFY’s” Dialogue; “Entertainment Weekly” Digs Into Series Themes

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 APPROVAL MATRIX” Poll: Which Panelist Speaks Your Mind?

Article: “THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Poll: Which Panelist Speaks Your Mind?

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!

“THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Poll: Which TV multi-camera sitcom is your favorite?

Article: “THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Poll: Which TV multi-camera sitcom is your favorite?

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.

Which Female Action Hero Are You? The Results Are In!

Article: Which Female Action Hero Are You? The Results Are In!

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.

“THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Poll: Which single-camera comedy TV show is your favorite?

Article: “THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Poll: Which single-camera comedy TV show is your favorite?

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.

Which “Game of Thrones” Character Are You? The Results Are In!

Article: Which “Game of Thrones” Character Are You? The Results Are In!

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”: 5 Questions with Radio Host Frank DeCaro

Article: “THE APPROVAL MATRIX”: 5 Questions with Radio Host Frank DeCaro

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.

“THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Poll: Which Decade Rates as the Golden Age of TV?

Article: “THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Poll: Which Decade Rates as the Golden Age of TV?

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.

Which “House of Cards” Character Are You? The Results Are In!

Article: Which “House of Cards” Character Are You? The Results Are In!

The “Which House of Cards Character Are You” personality test has yielded some intriguing results. An impressive 43% of SundanceTV viewers found out they were Zoe Barnes.

10 Lies You Tell Your Parents, According to Whisper

Article: 10 Lies You Tell Your Parents, According to Whisper

Sure, your parents are supposed to love you unconditionally but there are some things they just don’t need to know. For more secrets and spies tune in to THE HONORABLE WOMAN on Thursdays 10/9c on SundanceTV. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10. Click here to read the dirty secrets shared from D.C.…

“THE HONORABLE WOMAN” Recap: Episode 3 (The Killing Call)

Article: “THE HONORABLE WOMAN” Recap: Episode 3 (The Killing Call)

Nessa receives a call from the kidnappers asking if her secret is safe. Nessa asks the man on the phone to tell her something that proves he knows her terrible secret. The kidnapper tells Nessa, “You burned my face,” confirming her worst fears.

Nessa and Atika debate going public with the truth about their abduction in Gaza, but Atika insists on keeping silent. Rachel asks Atika to share the story with the police, while Ephra defends Atika’s right to privacy.

Jared’s Blog: Cat Power Essay

Article: Jared’s Blog: Cat Power Essay

I think maybe the ghost of Eleanor Roosevelt is screwing with me, because there is just no way I can write an essay about this: “Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.” Nope. Not happening. Justice, injustice, all of it is just… Nuh-uh.

Double the Love: Game and Design Duo on “RECTIFY”

Article: Double the Love: Game and Design Duo on “RECTIFY”

John and Dan Bell (a.k.a. “The Bell Bros”) were already SundanceTV fans, but still RECTIFY newbies. After binging on the series, the Webby Award-winning game and design twins reflected on what made the series so addicting. Check out how they’ve doubled the love.

“THE APPROVAL MATRIX”: 4 Questions with “TV Guide” Critic Matt Roush

Article: “THE APPROVAL MATRIX”: 4 Questions with “TV Guide” Critic Matt Roush

THE APPROVAL MATRIX panelist, and TV Guide critic Matt Roush discusses over-sharing, Mad Men’s half-finale and his curiosity for Brad Pitt’s stories.

“THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Recapped and Revealed (Golden Age of TV)

Article: “THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Recapped and Revealed (Golden Age of TV)

As Neal Brennan and the crew made final preparations before the cameras started rolling for the first-ever episode of SundanceTV’s new series, THE APPROVAL MATRIX, “Big Jay” Oakerson, a comedian and friend of Neal’s, kept the crowd revved up by vamping with a slew of off-color jokes. Big Jay is typical low-brow brilliant. He skewered people in the audience for what they looked like, where they were from, what they do. Among his targets were a couple of college kids from Jersey, a middle-aged writer of erotic fiction, and an attractive blonde in the second row. No one was safe.

6 Questions With “THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Executive Producer Michael Hirschorn

Article: 6 Questions With “THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Executive Producer Michael Hirschorn

Executive producer of THE APPROVAL MATRIX, Michael Hirschorn, reveals the key ingredient to making a TV show, what it’s like to accept an award while wearing shorts, and who he thinks will surprise viewers the most on the show.

Q: How does The Approval Matrix TV show expand on the original New York magazine back-page grid? Any drastic changes to format?

A: I would say it’s quite different. The magazine’s back page is a quick, witty insider take on the week just past. The TV show uses the act of choosing where a pop culture person, place, or thing goes on the matrix to spark a smart and funny conversation about culture.

Q: What was the key to bringing the grid to life?

A: The key was giving everyone on the show the chance to say exactly where each item would go. We decided to turn each item into kind of a play block, like kids play with in kindergarten, so people could put them in nice stacks, place them where they wanted, or even have hissy fits and throw the blocks like 5 year-olds.

Q: What are you most excited about on the show?

How Criminal! Famous Guest Stars Who Went Bad on “Law & Order”

Article: How Criminal! Famous Guest Stars Who Went Bad on “Law & Order”

Guest stars in any TV series are important, but they’re even more so on Law & Order–without them there wouldn’t be anyone for the DAs and ADAs to grill! Below are some of the famous faces who have shown up specially to commit crimes. Who was the best at being bad?

6 Questions with “RECTIFY” Star J. Smith-Cameron

Article: 6 Questions with “RECTIFY” Star J. Smith-Cameron

J. Smith-Cameron–who plays Daniel’s mother, Janet Talbot, on RECTIFY–knows a thing about being a mom. And not just onscreen. Here she shares her insights about Janet’s outfits, her mothering style and her own signature dish (hint: It’s not pecan pie).

Q: Janet always seems on the verge of breaking down or bursting into tears. How do you maintain that kind of emotional tension?
A: That’s one of the challenges of the part. She does put a lot of energy into keeping it in, keeping that wall up, yet maintaining some kind of grace. She’s got a lump in her throat at all times; it’s her coping mechanism. This show is an actor’s dream–the man who created it, Ray McKinnon, is an actor as well–and that’s definitely written into the part.

Q: She has these very put-together outfits, and she often seems to be clutching her purse. Do those physical details help define the character for you?

Top Secrets from Our Nation’s Capital, According to Whisper

Article: Top Secrets from Our Nation’s Capital, According to Whisper

Go behind closed doors of Washington, D.C. as Whisper members share some more secrets.

“THE APPROVAL MATRIX”: 3 Questions with Comedian Whitney Cummings

Article: “THE APPROVAL MATRIX”: 3 Questions with Comedian Whitney Cummings

THE APPROVAL MATRIX premieres tonight, and featured panelist, comedian and actress Whitney Cummings gives us her short and sweet decisions on social media, re-framing Lowbrow, and uncensored celebrity.

“THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Host Neal Brennan Talks With Seth Meyers, Brian Lehrer and “Laughspin”

Article: “THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Host Neal Brennan Talks With Seth Meyers, Brian Lehrer and “Laughspin”

Fans of New York Magazine’s “wildly popular” backpage feature and pop culture devotees around the world are gearing up for the premiere of THE APPROVAL MATRIX, August 11, 11/10C on SundanceTV. Moviefone previews an episode featuring discussion of binge-watching and bad TV endings, while host Neal Brennan appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Which “RECTIFY” Character Are You? The Results are In!

Article: Which “RECTIFY” Character Are You? The Results are In!

The “Which RECTIFY Character Are You” personality test has revealed that most SundanceTV viewers gravitate toward the odd ducks and passionate outsiders. 71% of you discovered an affinity with Amantha, Daniel and Bobby Dean, while just 29% found a little more in common with the straight arrows.

“THE APPROVAL MATRIX”: 5 Questions with Comedian Julie Klausner

Article: “THE APPROVAL MATRIX”: 5 Questions with Comedian Julie Klausner

New York City-based author, podcaster, and comedy writer-performer Julie Klausner gives her advice to Millennials, admits her fear of James Franco’s genius, and knows exactly who she’d like to see uncensored.

Q: What social media platform encourages the most despicable lowbrow behavior and why?
 
A: Snapchat. Unless the kids have a new way of showing each other their private parts and I have yet to know about it. Put it away, Millennials!

Q: Which highbrow TV show had the most despicable jump-the-shark moment? What was it?
 
A: Oh, when Freddy, the “magical black man” character on House of Cards, got an offer for his rib shack to become a chain restaurant. That was the minute I gave up on House of Cards season two. Soon, they abandoned the Zoe death storyline, the deep web was forgotten except for that one guy’s guinea pig, and all that talk about a threeway was really just good old-fashioned gay sex that was commenced once Robin Wright gave her blessing. 
 
This is a tie with Homeland’s entire third season, with all the Brody torture and that time Carrie dipped out of a yoga class as a cover to act on behalf of Brody’s awful daughter. And then she gets caught at the end, and Javadi is like “You’re in good shape. Must be all that yoga.” MUST BE ALL THAT YOGA is not a thing a terrorist says!!!!! 
 
Q: Who is the most brilliant at reframing lowbrow behavior so it seems acceptable?

“RECTIFY” Recap: Episode 208 (The Great Destroyer)

Article: “RECTIFY” Recap: Episode 208 (The Great Destroyer)

Daniel wakes up in George’s trailer and finds that Trey has left without him. He starts biking back to Georgia.

Songs From “RECTIFY” Episode 208 (The Great Destroyer)

Article: Songs From “RECTIFY” Episode 208 (The Great Destroyer)

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.