“It starts with the material,” says Tim Hutton, summing up the consensus of our panelists on CLOSE UP WITH THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: DRAMA ACTORS. And good material doesn’t just happen in film anymore—TV networks are setting a new bar with their bolder, risker content.
As THE RED ROAD returns for a second season, Entertainment Weekly and others are applauding the “mysterious”, “hard-hitting” first few episodes.
During a training exercise, Robbie is reprimanded for failing to “shoot” an armed and dangerous female.
Liz meets ex-boyfriend Granger at a bar and ends up going home to his flat and getting high on cocaine.
Commissioner Miller asks Liz to obtain a retraction from a his favorite newspaper after spotting an article which calls one of his legendary acts of heroism into question –the article suggests that Miller only saved two, rather than three, men from a fire bombing early in his career. Liz agrees without getting details and proposes her new idea: the Metwork, a Metropolitan Police Service news division, which would air both positive and negative police-related stories instead of feeding the information to unpredictable press.
Ajun’s unhelpful lawyer tells Mei and Qianyi that the case is unwinnable. Mei asks for help at the British consulate, but the official in charge tells her they can’t get involved.
Back at the apartment, still communicating through Qianyi, Mei tells her mother she believes Ajun is innocent, recognizes him as her brother and intends to fight for him. Overwhelmed by gratitude, Mei’s mother tells Mei that her father forced her to give her up and that abandoning Mei was the saddest moment of her life. She asks to see the burn she marked Mei with all those years ago and Mei shows her. Mei’s mother shows her a box of prized possessions, including family photos, Ajun’s childhood toys, and a tiny lock of baby Mei’s hair.
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…
Eight years ago. In a holding cell in Gaza, Nessa and Atika wake to the sound of a man screaming.
Cut to present day. Nessa sleeps with a bodyguard filling in for injured Nathaniel. She then reveals she has deduced the new bodyguard’s identity: an undercover MI5 agent working for Sir Hugh.
In a death row flashback, Daniel receives a brochure of DOC mental illness guidelines. He angrily recites “proper prisoner behavior” as he hurls and shreds his books.
In Daniel’s hospital room, Janet remarks how friendly the hospital staff is. Amantha reminds her they’re not in Paulie, where everyone wants Daniel dead.
At the Talbot residence, Teddy proposes a plan to increase the tire shop’s declining revenue by renting out tire rims. Ted Sr. balks at the upfront investment costs. Teddy then brings up the elephant in the room: What will they do if Daniel becomes a vegetable?
After nearly 20 years on Death Row, Daniel Holden is thrust back into the world as a free man. RECTIFY Season 1 chronicles his first six days of freedom. Which episode is your favorite? Vote below.
This week’s episode is bedrock Loredana: Ferocious. Fangs out. Focused. And on fire!
Up first is Mike Mingolello. Mike is an old family friend of LD. Everyone calls him “Chunk.” (Don’t ask me. I don’t know why.) Late one night, LD gets a call from her brother Robert saying that Chunk has been arrested. (Rob says he doesn’t know what the charges are when he calls.) He needs our help. This is a first for Chunk. No prior arrests. Completely out of character. Anyway, LD and Robert bail Chunk out, and as they are walking away from the police station, Chunk gives his side of the story: Late last night, just off work, he stops by an ATM to get some cash. He then gets so spooked when he is approached by three guys that he pulls out his concealed firearm and chases the guys off. Well, the three guys decide to call the cops and when the cops arrive, Chunk gets spooked again and takes off. A police chase ensues and somehow a police officer is assaulted and a police dog is bitten! (He bit a canine with his canines!)