Hump: Even though her character’s name is Amantha (just like, commit to Amanda or Samantha, parents), and the show moves so slowly it felt like I had been on death row for 19 years, Abigail Spencer totally nails it on Rectify, the Sundance Channel’s new drama from the producers of Breaking Bad. Her most recent work (at least in my sphere of interest/notice) has been on
(now on season three on Yahoo...please watch; you won’t be disappointed. No, I’m not a paid spokesperson.), where she plays Annie, the beautiful teacher who’s so normal and sane that all the crazies in the house think she’s the weird one. So, it says a lot about her acting range that Spencer now perfectly encapsulates a woman in a small town in rural Georgia who’s spent the past 19 years living in the shadow of her brother on death row. I totally covet her character’s sundresses, cowboy-esque boots, and illicit affair with her brother’s lawyer.
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