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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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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Dr. Matt Crower: You don't know anything about my demons.
Sheriff Lucas Buck: 'Course I do.
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Fantastic trashy wonder now repeated in the UK
23 May 2003 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Hilarious to see the praise heaped on this programme here - and of course all of it long after the original air-date. In the UK C4 picked it up and I became hooked on its spooky qualities (remember we didnt have Buffy back then - thats the GOOD Buffy series before it all went a bit pear-shaped). Now Sky are re-showing it on Thursdays (after Buffy and Angel) and its a delight to remind myself why I liked it. After years as "Midnight Caller" (which people either loved or loathed for its goodie-morality) Cole's performance as the maleavolant Buck is fantastic. Is anyone else still haunted by the episode with the mirror and disfigured face? That STILL spooks me when I recall it! Good to have it back and can I add my support for a DVD/video release to include the UK? We liked it here too you know!


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