This incredible show (produced by Sundance, now on Netflix), written and directed by Ray McKinnon, is one of the most beautiful I have ever watched. It takes the watcher on a honest and hopeful journey of sorrow and healing. Truly magnificent.


The show begins with the main character, Daniel Holden, released from death row after 20 years in prison. It is unclear at that time whether or not he is innocent, though obvious that his family believes him to be. What unfolds from there is one of the best and most hopeful dramas I have ever watched.

As a therapist, I watch many shows that I find powerful or real, but few that then go on to portray the healing that is possible in this real world we live in. Watching Rectify was as much a healing experience as an entertaining experience.