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American Gothic (6 Discs)
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American Gothic is a tremendous tv show, much in the same vein as Twin Peaks and Carnivale. Set in South Carolina, Lucas Buch is the local Sheriff whose otherworldy powers are put to use throughout the series. The show centres upon Buck (the brilliant Gary Cole) trying to coax his son Caleb (the budding Lucas Black) to his cause with varying degrees of success.
This series was brilliantly written, acted and directed by all members of the crew. However, you wouldn't think it was that good from the shambolic treatment the dvd collection has been given.
Aired in the US order, many of the episodes are out of synch, meaning some characters who leave the show inexplicaply reappear. To add insult to injury, as the shows are not in any paticular order key plot points are revealed too early leaving the viewer vexed.
This show is definitely worth owning and not just for the cultists. However, after episode 12 the treatment of the dvd's leaves the viewer at a loss.