Rectify: Season 2 Reviews

  • Dec 03, 2018

    Picks up right where it left off with one of the best dramas on TV

    Picks up right where it left off with one of the best dramas on TV

  • Dec 17, 2017

    Dear god this is a horrible show! ??

    Dear god this is a horrible show! ??

  • Aug 15, 2015

    A better sophomore year for Rectify, that makes good use of augmenting the first seasons strengths. Like the first year, Rectify is a slow burn, and intermittingly boring and melodramatic, but it fires on all cylinders when it comes to pay off. Calculated and well-perfomed, Rectify remains an impressive drama, even if its scenery chewing and lack of levity won't be for everyone.

    A better sophomore year for Rectify, that makes good use of augmenting the first seasons strengths. Like the first year, Rectify is a slow burn, and intermittingly boring and melodramatic, but it fires on all cylinders when it comes to pay off. Calculated and well-perfomed, Rectify remains an impressive drama, even if its scenery chewing and lack of levity won't be for everyone.

  • Jun 17, 2015

    If you want your television as action-packed as a summer movie, Rectify isn't your show. The pacing of this Georgia-based show is slow as a Southern drawl. Indeed, it often advances at a glacial pace. But if you are drawn into shows that focus on characters and addressing big questions, Rectify is a god send. The center of the show is Daniel Holden (Aden Young) who was released from prison after 19 years because DNA tests showed he didn't rape his 16-year-old girlfriend although he hasn't been exonerated from murder charges. Daniel is clearly damaged from his nearly two decades in prison (and numerous flashbacks show you why), and he struggles to live in a world that has moved without him. Much of the show revolves around his relations with his family, who largely remain fiercely loyal, particularly sister Amantha (Abigail Spencer and mother Janet (J. Smith-Cameron). It also centers on the relationship between Daniel's asshole good old boy half brother Ted Jr.(Clayne Crawford) and his wife, Tawney (Adelaide Clemens) a deeply religious woman who lives out the life she beliefs Jesus would want her to and tries to bring out the goodness in Daniel. Because the action is slow (it is taken two seasons to decide whether or not to prosecute Daniel for murder), the show can deal with big issues and themes like redemption, forgiveness, freedom, the nature of of time, and the purpose of religious belief. This is a slow journey, but one worth taking.

    If you want your television as action-packed as a summer movie, Rectify isn't your show. The pacing of this Georgia-based show is slow as a Southern drawl. Indeed, it often advances at a glacial pace. But if you are drawn into shows that focus on characters and addressing big questions, Rectify is a god send. The center of the show is Daniel Holden (Aden Young) who was released from prison after 19 years because DNA tests showed he didn't rape his 16-year-old girlfriend although he hasn't been exonerated from murder charges. Daniel is clearly damaged from his nearly two decades in prison (and numerous flashbacks show you why), and he struggles to live in a world that has moved without him. Much of the show revolves around his relations with his family, who largely remain fiercely loyal, particularly sister Amantha (Abigail Spencer and mother Janet (J. Smith-Cameron). It also centers on the relationship between Daniel's asshole good old boy half brother Ted Jr.(Clayne Crawford) and his wife, Tawney (Adelaide Clemens) a deeply religious woman who lives out the life she beliefs Jesus would want her to and tries to bring out the goodness in Daniel. Because the action is slow (it is taken two seasons to decide whether or not to prosecute Daniel for murder), the show can deal with big issues and themes like redemption, forgiveness, freedom, the nature of of time, and the purpose of religious belief. This is a slow journey, but one worth taking.

  • Jun 04, 2015

    Better then the first season. The actitng is great the scenery is beautiful and the show is an emotional rollercoaster. This show produces so much feelings especially for the main character.

    Better then the first season. The actitng is great the scenery is beautiful and the show is an emotional rollercoaster. This show produces so much feelings especially for the main character.

  • Jun 02, 2015

    A new standard for characterization, acting, and directing on TV.

    A new standard for characterization, acting, and directing on TV.

  • May 26, 2015

    La temporada 2 de "Rectify" confirma totalmente las expectativas que dejó su antecesora, y lo hace de excelente manera, incluso, dejando las expectativas para la siguiente temporada igual de elevadas como la primera temporada lo hizo.

    La temporada 2 de "Rectify" confirma totalmente las expectativas que dejó su antecesora, y lo hace de excelente manera, incluso, dejando las expectativas para la siguiente temporada igual de elevadas como la primera temporada lo hizo.

  • Mar 02, 2015

    Probably the single most under viewed show on TV right now. Rectify is truly something special and I urge every TV fan to seek it out right now. It's only 16 episodes over 2 seasons with a 3rd coming down the line, but this show is deeply complex, sad and full of haunting ambiguity. Aden Young is giving one of the best performances around. I can't recommend this show enough.

    Probably the single most under viewed show on TV right now. Rectify is truly something special and I urge every TV fan to seek it out right now. It's only 16 episodes over 2 seasons with a 3rd coming down the line, but this show is deeply complex, sad and full of haunting ambiguity. Aden Young is giving one of the best performances around. I can't recommend this show enough.

  • Jan 28, 2015

    Season two of Rectify is just as unforgettably heartbreaking and profound as the first, every episode filled with brilliant atmosphere and effectively subdued storytelling. This show is simply a classic in the making

    Season two of Rectify is just as unforgettably heartbreaking and profound as the first, every episode filled with brilliant atmosphere and effectively subdued storytelling. This show is simply a classic in the making

  • Jan 12, 2015

    Solid writing and acting. Perfect setup for season 3.

    Solid writing and acting. Perfect setup for season 3.