The show is set in the town of Trinity, South Carolina. Lucas Buck, the local sheriff, has supernatural powers. He uses these powers to manipulate people into making evil choices. Lucas ... See full summary »

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 Sheriff Lucas Buck (22 episodes, 1995-1998)
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 Caleb Temple (22 episodes, 1995-1998)
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 Gail Emory (19 episodes, 1995-1998)
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 Selena Coombs (18 episodes, 1995-1998)
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 Merlyn Temple (18 episodes, 1995-1998)
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 Deputy Ben Healy (18 episodes, 1995-1998)
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 Dr. Matt Crower (15 episodes, 1995-1998)
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 Boone Mackenzie (9 episodes, 1995-1998)
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The show is set in the town of Trinity, South Carolina. Lucas Buck, the local sheriff, has supernatural powers. He uses these powers to manipulate people into making evil choices. Lucas himself has already committed crimes such as murder and rape. A young boy, Caleb Temple, has seen the deaths of his mother and father (both suicides) and older sister (murdered). Caleb does not know that he is the biological son of Lucas Buck. The sheriff plans to corrupt his son, but faces obstacles. Caleb's new legal guardian is his adult cousin Gail Emory, a reporter. Gail also investigates the mysterious deaths of her own parents. Caleb is helped by the ghost of his sister, Merlyn Temple. Written by dimadick

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American Gothic - Prinz der Finsternis  »

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In a list appearing Spectrum issue #22, dated April 2000 of the best TV series of the 1990s, Craig Miller ranked this show as #3. See more »

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Merlyn Temple: Do you know what happens to dogs when they die, Caleb?
Caleb Temple: What happens to them?
Merlyn Temple: They get to run free all day long, and at the night times, they get to rest at the feet of their masters.
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This is pure cult
19 June 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

There is no justice in the world. I saw American Gothic years ago and was very impressed with it. I was so impressed with it that I taped all the episodes. I was very disappointed when I heard that this series was cancelled after one season. How come so many people missed this great series ? Or were they appalled by some characters in the series ? I really don't know. As happens lots of times crap keeps existing (f.e. Buffy) but really great legendary stuff like American Gothic gets axed after one season.It's just not fair.

American Gothic is about a small town called Trinity in which sheriff Lucas Buck upholds (or breaks) the law in his own special kind of way. Nothing special you would think. But......... Lucas Buck isn't human. What he is we really don't know but he sure looks like the Devil incarnate and he has some special powers to boot. You are either with him or against him, but it's better to be with him. He is probably the best bad guy I have ever seen in any kind of tv series. The series has this mysterious eerie kind of feeling and that's also an factor that makes this series so great.

If you have never seen this series and it is rerun on some channel grab your chance. I don't think you will regret it.

As for the moneygrabbing dvd producers: RELEASE THIS SERIES AS A COMPLETE SEASON SET. IT DESERVES A DVD RELEASE. Because I know for sure there is a core fan following out there that would pick up an American Gothic dvd release just like that. So what are you producers waiting for ?


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