If you haven't been watching the quietly brilliant Sundance series 'Rectify,' you should start catching up. The series, which focuses on the life of a released (but not exonerated) death row inmate as he returns to his small Georgia hometown, has been renewed for a second season by Sundance.
The series, created by writer/director Ray McKinnon, is halfway through its six-episode first season on Sundance, but you can download and watch all six episodes from iTunes now. It's a worthwhile series, with some of the best writing and acting you could hope for. If you're into high-concept show descriptions, it's Sling Blade meets Justified. The show's glacial pace might not do it for everyone, but it's a refreshingly contemplative series in a medium that's typically all about quickly-advancing plots.
Honestly? Just watch it. I'm not kidding; it's that good.
The second season will consist of ten episodes, an expansion from the first season's six. Given that the show's first season takes place over a matter of a few days, there's still plenty of Daniel Holden's story left to tell.
What do you think? Have you been watching Rectify? Will the second season renewal convince you to start?
The next episode of Rectify, "Plato's Cave," airs Monday, May 6 on Sundance.