Daniel Holden must put his life back together after serving 19 years on Georgia's Death Row before DNA evidence calls his conviction into question.


462 ( 35)

Watch Now

on Amazon Video




4   3   2   1  
2016   2015   2014   2013  
1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bloodline (TV Series 2015)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A family of adult siblings find that their past secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep of a brother returns home.

Stars: Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini
The Fall I (TV Series 2013)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Two hunters, one cold, deliberate and highly efficient and the other, a strong, athletic man with a wife, two children and a counselling job... one of them is a serial killer and one is a cop.

Stars: Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, Bronagh Waugh
Top of the Lake (TV Series 2013)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When pregnant, 12-year-old Tui tries to kill herself in a freezing New Zealand lake, Detective Robin Griffin has plenty of questions for the girl. But when Tui suddenly disappears, Griffin finds herself knee-deep in small-town secrets.

Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Thomas M. Wright, Peter Mullan
The Killing (2011–2014)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A police investigation, the saga of a grieving family, and a Seattle mayoral campaign all interlock after the body of 17-year-old Rosie Larsen is found in the trunk of a submerged car.

Stars: Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell
The Americans (TV Series 2013)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Two Soviet intelligence agents pose as a married couple to spy on the American government.

Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Keidrich Sellati
Broadchurch (TV Series 2013)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.

Stars: David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker
Ray Donovan (TV Series 2013)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Ray Donovan, a professional "fixer" for the rich and famous in LA, can make anyone's problems disappear except those created by his own family.

Stars: Liev Schreiber, Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan
The Leftovers (TV Series 2014)
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Three years after the simultaneous disappearance of 2% of the global population, a group of people from Mapleton, New York struggle to continue their lives while they cope with loss and the tragedy of the unexplained nature of the event.

Stars: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston
Happy Valley (TV Series 2014)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Catherine Cawood is the sergeant on duty when flustered and nervous accountant Kevin Weatherill comes into her West Yorkshire station to report a crime.

Stars: Sarah Lancashire, Siobhan Finneran, Shane Zaza
The Affair (TV Series 2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A struggling novelist and a young waitress strike up an extramarital relationship that promises to forever change the course of their lives.

Stars: Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney
Luther (2010–2015)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A crime drama series starring Idris Elba as a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.

Stars: Idris Elba, Warren Brown, Dermot Crowley
Homeland (TV Series 2011)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A bipolar CIA operative becomes convinced a prisoner of war has been turned by al-Qaeda and is planning to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.

Stars: Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend


Series cast summary:
 Sheriff Carl Daggett (26 episodes, 2013-2016)
 Daniel Holden (22 episodes, 2013-2015)
 Amantha Holden (22 episodes, 2013-2015)
 Janet Talbot (22 episodes, 2013-2015)
 Tawney Talbot (22 episodes, 2013-2015)
 Ted Talbot Jr. (22 episodes, 2013-2015)
 Jon Stern (22 episodes, 2013-2015)
 Jared Talbot (22 episodes, 2013-2015)
 Ted Talbot Sr. (20 episodes, 2013-2015)
 Trey Willis (14 episodes, 2013-2015)
 Senator Roland Foulkes (14 episodes, 2013-2015)


Daniel Holden must put his life back together after serving 19 years on Georgia's Death Row before DNA evidence calls his conviction into question.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis



Parents Guide:





Release Date:

22 April 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ошибки прошлого  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



See  »

Did You Know?


The series began development in 2008 when it was originally planned to air on AMC with Walton Goggins set to play the lead role. Three years after originally being developed at AMC, SundanceTV announced it had ordered the series for six episodes, to become the channel's first original scripted series. See more »


Referenced in You're the Worst: Other Things You Could Be Doing (2015) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

It's the time in between the seconds...
16 August 2014 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I discovered this on Netflix and knew nothing about it when I began watching it. It is a brilliant piece of television. This caliber of work is not common and it is a mesmerizing story. The writing is some of the best you'll find and this cast is without any weakness. This is not a chest thumping, triumphant, primal scream of a story. This is a walk through fear and uncertainty that is at times almost too painful to watch. But you must watch it.

I've read a few reviews here and one stood out for its criticism of the pace of the action and the "laconic" depiction of the lead character played by Aden Young. To that critique I would offer this analogy. Daniel, who at the age of 18 was sent to death row for rape and murder, is now free after 19 years. In the second episode of season one he is describing his time there, and what was "real" to him for those 19 years and he sums it up as, "the time in between the seconds". This is a man who for nearly two decades felt time passing in half seconds, every minute, of every hour, of every day, week, month, year, and decade. Aden Young portrays Daniel as someone who was suddenly pushed into freeway traffic, when he's never even seen a car. The everyday world is whizzing by him at a pace he's never seen or doesn't remember. He is in a constant state of confusion and bewilderment. Every move he makes is cautious because in his mind it could be his last. He is slow. And he is weird. And who wouldn't be after what he's been through.

The story does delve into the ugliness of prison life and may finally put "prison rape jokes" where they belong; on the trash heap with "regular" rape jokes and the "N" word. Primarily though it deals with the shock waves and exponential suffering experienced by so many because of a murder. Though no one suffered to the extent that the unseen murder victim did, Daniel's 19 years on death row as an innocent man, his lost youth, the experiences he endured and will never recover from, comes close. And all around him are more victims: his family, the family of the murdered girl, the community where it happened, all trying to recapture a "normal" that is forever lost. Some things cannot be fixed and you just have to live with them. It's an ugly lesson no one wants to learn.

The acting in this series is intense but measured. The undercurrents and crosscurrents are where everything happens. Aden Young is haunting as Daniel. Luke Kirby, who plays his attorney, must be the most natural actor in the world. From "Mambo Italiano", to "Say You Love Me", to "Rectify", he just disappears into the character and can be anything at any moment with so much subtlety that you forget you're watching a performance. For my money though, Clayne Crawford, playing the Daniel's stepbrother, is the breakout performance here. His character is written as a regular guy. A "bubba". His crumbling middle class life is the polarity to Daniel's gasp of air as he breaks the surface for the first time in 19 years. Crawford's "Ted Jr." is a good guy, a regular guy, but he can deliver a compliment with his words and imply a sense of danger in one note. He is a very gifted actor and a more than substantial counterweight to the emotional tomb of "Daniel".

It is almost the end of season 2 and there is a mine field of plot twists yet to be resolved. The genius of this script, however, is that we know from episode 1 that Daniel's guilt or innocence is not one of them. This is a gripping drama about the effects of a horrible crime. And from a perspective not often presented. "Rectify" is some of the best writing and acting to be seen anywhere.

UPDATE: 8/1/15 -- I called it when I wrote the above review. Now I want to re-emphasize it halfway into the third season. CLAYNE CRAWFORD gives the most complex, multi-layered, multi-faceted, performance in this deep and stellar cast. It appears to me that the writers are developing his storyline more to capitalize on his massive acting chops. He is in good company with this ensemble but he is in a league of his own. The car ride scene with his step-half-brother at the end of episode 2 is bone chilling. I love seeing an actor with this kind of talent being given the opportunity to use it to his or her maximum. I don't know where this guy came from but based on his performance here I can't wait to see what he does next.

36 of 40 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Rectify S4 to be the last. vondiesel-1
Teddy Jr winecellarwomack
Season 4 ??? You've got to be kidding !!! hebertjj-416-45533
Trey going to see Chris the morning after Hanna's death Eric10301
I have a guess who killed Hanna chanceboo
Critics Choice Awards ShaeBlue
Discuss Rectify (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page