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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Complete series cast summary:
...  Sheriff Lucas Buck 22 episodes, 1995-1998
...  Caleb Temple 22 episodes, 1995-1998
...  Gail Emory 19 episodes, 1995-1998
...  Selena Coombs 18 episodes, 1995-1998
...  Merlyn Temple 18 episodes, 1995-1998
...  Deputy Ben Healy 18 episodes, 1995-1998
...  Dr. Matt Crower 15 episodes, 1995-1998
...  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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[after hitting a guy with a shovel]
Sheriff Lucas Buck: These things have a thousand uses!
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American Gothic MUST be brought out on DVD or we'll pine away!
26 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

It is so nice to know that there are other people out there in the world who remain as passionate as I do about American Gothic ten years on.

I loved this series even though the TV network showed the episodes in the wrong order or often missed them out completely. It was wonderfully written showing a facility with language that is very rarely seen in American programmes (sorry USA but it's true!). The acting was fabulous - but then I have long been a fan of Gary Cole!

So, I have signed all the petitions to bring this series out on DVD but still nothing seems to have happened. I accidentally taped over the few episodes I had managed to copy and have bitterly regretted it ever since.

With so much interest in American Gothic continuing worldwide - surely someone must get the hint?!


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