Mike Ragogna: Rectify currently has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and you have garnered great reviews of your work on that show, tell us how you landed that gig and what is the most satisfying part of scoring it?
There are plenty of shows that have premiered since the late 1990s that might give that critic a run for his money. But the show that digs the deepest into America's troubled criminal justice system isn't particularly violent, sexual or otherwise. It's not even set in prison.
Apart from media coverage about wrongful convictions -- and the multi-million dollar settlements some have won -- little is known about how exonerated prisoners struggle to reenter society and rebuild the lives they lost.
First, I should probably say that I'm not a big fan of prison shows. Or cop shows. Or lawyer shows. Or courtroom drama shows of any sort. I guess that's one of the side effects of being sentenced to death for a crime I didn't commit.
The brisk period drama "Bletchley Circle" is about the effort to apprehend a criminal, but the atmospheric "Rectify" takes place at the opposite end of the criminal-justice process: It's about what happens when man convicted of murder re-enters society.