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.
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.
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.
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.
Luke Kirby, who plays Jon Stern on RECTIFY, talks about the lawyer quote that helps him get into character and his foraging hobby.
Q: Jon’s job seems to be about managing personalities and playing politics as much as it is about knowing the law. Does that make the gig more fun for you?
A: Yeah, I have a kin for that kind of thing. I’m drawn to or intrigued by politics. I’m not the most litigious person, I didn’t study in law, but it’s very revealing and there’s a ton of stuff out there on this. It’s an ongoing education for me. I guess the things that stuck out immediately for me is the time and money that’s required to get anything done in the wheels of justice. There’s a lot of grease necessary to keep it in motion.
Q: Do you think you’d have to same resolve to see a case like Daniel’s through if you were in Jon Stern’s place?
In Episode 205 of RECTIFY, things get wild, weird and wonderful at Lezley’s party when he shoots a Spin Doctors CD and then invites Daniel to “blow a little Michael Bolton to bloody hell.”
Obsessed with RECTIFY? Then we have some good news. SundanceTV is airing a marathon of the entire second season (so far) on Sun., Jul. 20 at 5/4c. Still not enough? How’s this…
Article: Hal Holbrook’s Top Ten Movies
Things don’t end too well for Hal Holbrook’s Rutherford Gaines on RECTIFY, but this role is just one in an impressive list on the actor’s resume. In his long career, he’s won five Emmys, a Tony and has been nominated for an Oscar. He’s made his mark in more than 40 movies. Which is your favorite?
Poetry has a knack for capturing souls–the souls of a person, a place, and in this case, the soul of the series RECTIFY, thanks to poets Jennifer L. Knox and Leanne Grabel.
Article: Jared’s Blog: Nine Inch Nails Essay
I’m sorry. I understand that these assignments are supposed to help us prepare for the SAT, but man… I’m sorry. I like Shakespeare and everything, but this? This is just ridiculous: “This is the excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune, often the surfeit of our own behaviour, we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars….”
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 are the songs included in this week’s episode.
Ted sr. looks for his mug and coffee maker amid the kitchen rubble. He sighs in frustration.
Janet comes home with Daniel, who just got his license. Ted Sr. lectures Daniel for destroying the kitchen and implements rules for the renovation. Janet stands up for Daniel.
At home, Teddy apologizes to Tawney for the way he’s been acting. “You can’t get so angry, Teddy, it’ll consume you,” she says. “Then it’ll consume us.”
Article: Food and Wine Discovers “RECTIFY’s” Favorite Food; Entertainment Weekly Applauds Last Episode
This week, while Food and Wine enjoys a series easter egg, Entertainment Weekly analyzes last episode’s “beautiful detour” from the narrative. See what everyone is talking about, watch the entire first episode of RECTIFY Season 2 right now.
Who better to invite to double the RECTIFY love than two seasoned, creative powerhouses like Carol Triffle and Jerry Mouawad.
When SundanceTV invited creative collaborators Erick Szentmiklosy and Daniel Zaltsman — otherwise known as “The Haiku Guys” — to double the love for RECTIFY, fans gained two one-of-a-kind haikus, each of which went for the essence of a season premiere. Disclaimer: They get deep.
Article: “Rectify, Rectify” by Leanne Grabel
To rectify. To remedy. To make right. / As in Got to rectify the situation. / Fix it. Fix it! / Classical Southern tragedy. / A dead girl and mistakes. / A blurry murderer with glittering eyes.
Jake Austin Walker, who plays Daniel’s spunky, sympathetic younger half-brother Jared Talbot, talks about the family dynamics on the show (and behind the scenes), his own experience with bullying and when we can hear his next single (he’s really good!).
Q: Jared’s fascination with his half-brother’s case is touching, but it also freaks out Daniel (Aden Young). Did you really have a file of information about the case that you studied?
A: Oh, yeah–on the day that Aden shot that scene, they asked me about the folder and what I wanted in it; it’s real. Jared researched it, like a comic book or a movie he just can’t get enough of. Personally I think he raided the basement of their house and got all the old newspaper clippings from the case that his mother had hidden to try to put the bad memories away.
Q: Does having siblings in real life help you tap into the dynamics with your half-siblings on Rectify?
To keep “doubling the love” for RECTIFY, SundanceTV asked two social media mavens — Sundi Rose-Holt, a Community contributor at Entertainment Weekly who live tweets the series each Thursday night from @sroseholt and Kimber Myers from TVTag, which encourages online check-ins during each broadcast — to share why they love the series. Check out their eloquent replies below.
Benjamin Franklin once wrote: “The idle man is the miserable man.” Personally, I wonder if Franklin even knew that many idle people, because he was so busy inventing libraries and glasses and dime stores, when would he have even had time to chill with anyone, idle or otherwise?
Want to walk in Daniel’s footsteps? One lucky RECTIFY fan may win four tickets to The High Museum of Art in Atlanta!
Daniel takes a bus to Atlanta and wanders through the streets, marveling at the hustle and bustle.
At home, Teddy lounges on the couch in a disheveled state. Tawney asks why he’s unhappy, even after she signed the loan papers. He explodes, saying he’s still upset that she had feelings for Daniel. She leaves angrily. He guzzles a beer.
Amantha starts to pack for a move back to Atlanta. Janet calls to invite her to the movies and asks Amantha to stay in Paulie.
Jayson Warner Smith, who plays Wendell Jelks on RECTIFY, talks about playing the bad guy and how he gets inside the mind of a sociopath.