1. David Bianculli on the new Sundance Channel drama series, Rectify, about an exonerated man who finds himself back in the outside world:

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a TV character, at the center of a TV series, who’s anywhere near as passive as Daniel Holden is written and portrayed here. Daniel doesn’t do anything — at least not in these six episodes, which dramatize his first week of release from prison. Instead, he either accepts or refuses invitations, engages in conversations or declines to, as he’s approached by those around him. It’s a gripping performance, but not a showy one.

Image of Aden Young in Rectify via the Sundance Channel View in High-Res

    David Bianculli on the new Sundance Channel drama series, Rectify, about an exonerated man who finds himself back in the outside world:

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a TV character, at the center of a TV series, who’s anywhere near as passive as Daniel Holden is written and portrayed here. Daniel doesn’t do anything — at least not in these six episodes, which dramatize his first week of release from prison. Instead, he either accepts or refuses invitations, engages in conversations or declines to, as he’s approached by those around him. It’s a gripping performance, but not a showy one.

    Image of Aden Young in Rectify via the Sundance Channel

  2. David Bianculli

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