Songs about serving time and prison culture have captured our attention for decades. Sometimes they’re serious and tough to listen to, other times they’re oddly upbeat or downright rabble rousing. Have a listen.
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After almost 20 years on Death Row for the rape and murder of his teenage girlfriend, Daniel Holden is going home. His conviction has been vacated due to new DNA evidence, thrusting him back into a world he no longer knows. Sundance Channel’s new, original series RECTIFY follows Daniel during his first week back in the small, Georgia town he used to know. What will Daniel do with his first few days of freedom? You’ll have to tune into the premiere on Monday, April 22nd at 9PM to find out, but considering the project comes from the same masterminds you brought us BREAKING BAD, we should probably expect a few surprises. We asked the cast, along with some other celebs, what they would do after 20 years in prison. Their answers may surprise you.
1. What will Daniel do?
Daniel Holden taught himself how to survive the physical and emotional torment of Death Row. Once he is free he’ll need to learn how to live in a world he doesn’t understand. Everything he encounters will be a puzzle, from his relationship with his family to the technological and social changes of the last two decades.
So, what will Daniel Holden do? Whatever it is, it’s going to shake an entire town. And it might even shock you.
In their Gaza cell, Nessa mourns her ruined future, knowing the scandal of her pregnancy will infect any work she tries to do to aid the peace process. Atika tells Nessa to give her the child and allow Atika to raise it as her own as thanks for saving her life.
This week, Vox goes over five qualities that make RECTIFY “the best TV show you’re almost certainly not watching,” while Variety raves about Season Two and mulls over the series’ “quiet power.” See what everyone is talking about, log in and watch Season 2 of RECTIFY right now.
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 your guide to every song featured in Season 2.
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“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.
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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?
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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.
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Can’t wait for RECTIFY Season 3? Keep up with the stars throughout their upcoming big and small-screen projects in the meantime.
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:
This week, The Huffington Post’s Sasha Bronner gives readers seven reasons the “elegant, lyrical” RECTIFY is her “favorite underrated show on TV”, while Vox applauds “one of TV’s best shows” and its Season 3 renewal. See what everyone is talking about, log in and watch the entire first episode of RECTIFY Season 2 right now.
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.
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!)