McNamara's Picks: Record 'Rectify' -- you'll want to watch it again

April 18, 2013 6:26 PM

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McNamara's Picks: Record 'Rectify' -- you'll want to watch it again

"Rectify." If you need more proof that this is the real Golden Age of television, prepare to record "Rectify," Ray McKinnon's game-changing six-part mini-series on the Sundance Channel. I say record it because you'll want to watch each carefully constructed, beautifully acted episode at least twice. Each follows a day in the life of Daniel Holden (Aden Young) just released from a 19-year stint on death row for the murder of his high school girlfriend. Freed but not exonerated by new DNA evidence, Daniel must return to a town he has all but forgotten and a life he no longer knows how to live.

Almost but not quite too handsome for the role, Young creates a deeply textured physical portrait of a man who, long confined by walls and the threat of death, ventured into depths of contemplation and literary self-exploration. What he found there, a self-protective and vital stillness, now keeps h...

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