American Gothic 1 Season 1995

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Season 1
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1. American Gothic AGES_15_AND_OVER

In the premiere episode, the mysterious death of Merlyn Temple, a traumatized young girl, sets off a series of events that leaves some townspeople questioning the motives of their charming sheriff, the last person to see her alive. Dr.

Starring:
Gary Cole, Lucas Black
Runtime:
46 minutes

American Gothic

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Director Peter O'Fallon
Starring Gary Cole, Lucas Black
Supporting actors Paige Turco, Brenda Bakke, Sarah Paulson
Season year 1996
Network NBC Universal
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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57 of 57 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 April 2006
Format: DVD
American Gothic is a cult T.V show set in small town America and centers around Sheriff Buck and a boy called Caleb. At the start Sheriff Buck is purely a manifestation of evil with a malign influence over Caleb with Caleb's sister, his cousin and the local doctor trying to influence him the other way. The sheriff exerts complete power over the town by ensuring that everyone owes him something and he knows something shameful about everybody. However, as the series progresses it becomes much more morally ambiguous, and it is this ambiguity which makes it an exceptional show.

The cast is good - Gary Cole is amazing and terrifying as Sheriff Buck and the Caleb is played with a wonderful maturity for such a young actor.

However, emphasizing the comments of the last reviewer, THE EPISODES ARE NOT IN THE RIGHT ORDER! I did not realise this and watched the first few episodes which completely confused me. The network messed around with the airing of the show and Universal have released the episodes in broadcast order. A reviewer on amazon.com has listed the correct order and I have checked this against others and watched the DVD this way and it seems to make more sense. Unfortunately, this means changing the DVD you are playing for virtually every episode. On the plus side, universal seems to have sorted out the technical problems found on the American disks, mine have been good quality and haven't skipped. I am glad that this has (finally) been released for the U.K market but I wish that universal had bothered to do it properly.

In conclusion, this is undoubtedly worth buying. It is complex, absorbing and thought provoking. In short, an outstanding bit of T.V.
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310 of 316 people found the following review helpful By JF Rodriguez on 26 Jun 2007
Format: DVD
One of the greatest TV series ever made but be aware of correct viewing order!!

As you may know this great series got itself a bad name re the order in which the episodes were first shown on television. Indeed the chronological order of the series was not respected which made no sense to the story line and left viewers confused. As a result the show was cancelled leaving four episodes unaired but included in this DVD set.

These four episodes are included here on the DVD set but only at the end the series after the very final episode (`Requiem') whereas they should have been shown earlier in the series. Not only are these four episodes not in chronological order but some of the other episodes too!

Universal, the distributor of the DVD set didn't bother to put the episodes back into proper viewing order and it's a shame! So here is a list of the order you should watch the episodes if you want to make sense of this series. It's a bit of a pain to juggle around with the discs but definitely worth it. Enjoy!

More info here: [...]

1-Pilot
2-A Tree Grows in Trinity
3-Eye of the Beholder
4-Damned If You Don't
5- Dead to the World
6- Potato Boy
7-Meet the Beetles
8-Strong Arm of the Law
9-To Hell and Back
10-The Beast Within
11-Rebirth
12-Ring of Fire
13-Resurrector
14-Inhumanitas
15-The Plague Sower
16-Doctor Death Takes a Holiday
17-Learning to Crawl
18-Echo of Your Last Goodbye
19-Strangler
20-Triangle
21-The Buck Stops Here
22-Requiem
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By S. DILLON on 31 Dec 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Watched this series originally shown here in the uk back in 1995/1996.
Could not make head nor tail of it and as I soon discovered why.
For some strange reason it was shown not in the order it was intented to be (DOH!)and four episodes were not shown at all !
Searched the web to see if it was released as a DVD series and found it right here on Amazon.
Bought it and done a little research to discover the correct viewing order and then watched the
whole series over three nights.
Wow! Absolutely brilliant, way ahead of its time and the lead role "Sheriff Lucas Buck" is amazingly played by Gary Cole. If you havent seen it before ... Get it now! You will not be dissapointed, however make sure you view in the correct sequence which is wrong on the box set but I will list the correct sequence below.

EPISODE ORDER
1-2-3-4-5-19-6-7-14-13-8-20-9-10-11-12-15-21-16-22-17-18

ENJOY..............
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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. J. E. Robertson on 24 April 2006
Format: DVD
Ok, so once you've got passed the fact that the episodes are mostly in the wrong order....to anybody who has been waiting as long as I have to get my hands on this DVD, it became a minor gripe.
Everything about this series is absolutely spot on.After the pilot episode my girlfriend was completely gripped - no wonder it has developed a cult status. It is not really scary, in the same way that the X files isn't, but it's just freaky, dark and cool.

As the series progresses the storyline cleverly unfolds and you start to understand a little more about Trinity and it's strange occult goings on.

The fact that there is no 2nd series of American Gothic is criminal. Seriously underrated and under promoted....22 episodes of American Gothic for has got to be considered a steal! Even if you haven't ever heard of American Gothic before, take a chance and get a copy...you really won't regret it!
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