AMERICAN GOTHIC: SEASON ONE REVIEWED
“American Gothic” is a thirteen part murder mystery that can’t shake the stink of being a summer series. While Virginia Madsen headlines with a certain panache, the rest of the cast fails to lift the material. Basically, it’s a family drama about a New England serial killer. Who is the serial killer plays into it very little. But, you do get a ton of scenes of longing and deep family secrets.
After spending 9 hours with this show, I can barely tell you more than when I started with it. Knowing myself, I know that I can handle melodrama. I’ve covered other summer shows before without any great distress. So, what’s the deal? Honestly, it comes down to decompression. What was 13 episodes could’ve been 6. If this show comes back for another season, I’d be stunned.
- Extended & Deleted Scenes
- American Gothic first look
- American Gothic at Comic-Con
- Gag Reel
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1
RELEASE DATE: 12/13/16
- Video - 86%86%
- Audio - 85%85%
- Supplemental Material - 90%90%
- Show Score - 83%83%
The Plot Thus Far
The members of a prominent Boston family suspect that one of their own is working with an infamous serial killer.