American Gothic: Season One (DVD Review)
Creators: Corinne Brinkerhoff
Starring: Justin Chatwin, Anthony Starr, Elliot Knight
Rated: UR/Region: 1/Widescreen/Number of disc: 4
Available From Paramount/CBS Home Video
American Gothic is the thrilling thirteen part murder mystery based on a prominent Boston family reeling in the wake of the chilling discovery that someone in their midst is linked to an infamous string of murders. As shocking secrets from the past and present are revealed, their mounting suspicion and paranoia that one of them is a killer threatens to tear the family apart.
A show like this sure does manage to accomplish the things it needs to do to keep you watching from start to finish. It packs a good plot and comes with a few twists and turns along the way. It also helps that you have some great acting in the mix and that is always a plus. I found that the very first episode was really an interesting watch. We know that 14 years ago a serial killer got away with murder and we are off and running from there. The show is also a show with a great setting and it helps drive home the mood and the feel of this mystery. Atmosphere is one of the best things about a show like this and when you add everything that I find positive about this show together you get a show that might just be one of the better new shows you’re going to find out there. It is another one that I can’t figure out why it doesn’t have a Blu-ray, but again, we should just be happy that we have it on a real release at all.
This is a show with some soap opera-like feel to it. That might be one of the reasons it is so interesting because say what you will about them, they at least know how to hold people’s attention and this show is the same way. There is also a mix of drug influence and it all gets topped off with some family drama elements that only help to raise the bar of things. All in all, this is a great show that I think holds promise if they want to keep the show rolling down the road with other stories and such. If you are a fan of the TV made drama and who done its, then this is something you’ll want to pick-up and give a spin in your movie players. It was a lot better than I figured it would be if I am, to be honest.
– Extended/Deleted Scenes
– American Gothic: First Look
– American Gothic at Comic Con
– Gag Reel
American Gothic: Season One