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AMERICAN GOTHIC Review: “Madame X” / “Whistler’s Mother”

American Gothic ExcerptAmerican Gothic closes out its mystery with solid storytelling, great artistic choices, and an extraordinary performance in the finale two-parter: “Madame X” and “Whistlers Mother.”

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AMERICAN GOTHIC Review: “Freedom From Fear”

American Gothic ExcerptAmerican Gothic draws on the unreliable narrator for “Freedom From Fear.” Brady finds Garrett crushing a skeleton in a field and holds him at gunpoint. I kept expecting Garrett to attack Brady, instead, he just gave him a detailed account of who the skeleton belonged to, why Garrett knew exactly where to find it and why he was destroying it.

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AMERICAN GOTHIC Review: “The Veteran in a New Field”

American Gothic ExcerptAmerican Gothic offers a new plot twist heading into “The Veteran in a New Field.” Detective stories have a great tradition of going out guns blazing, but this show has more in common with the slasher; there might be a showdown, but the killer’s demise isn’t always set.

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AMERICAN GOTHIC Review: “The Oxbow”

American Gothic ExcerptAmerican Gothic has a great sense of timing. The last episode was highly stylized with visual composition, others have leaned on humor; “The Oxbow” is a more straightforward dramatic tone and it works for showing us a lot of Garrett’s backstory.

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AMERICAN GOTHIC Review: “Kindred Spirits”

American Gothic ExcerptAmerican Gothic explores the difference Mrs. Right can make in the bad boy’s life with “Kindred Spirits.” This week was a lot of fun on and off screen. Director Lexi Alexander brought a lot of style to “Kindred Spirits,” the story performs on a whole different level.

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AMERICAN GOTHIC Review: “The Gross Clinic”

American Gothic ExcerptAmerican Gothic crosses the midpoint of its mystery with “The Gross Clinic.” It is common in the second act of a detective story to get the “who” and the “how” questions answered. The “why” is often answered last.

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AMERICAN GOTHIC Review: “The Chess Players”

American Gothic ExcerptAli takes a beating in the press while Garrett gets ambushed in the woods, as American Gothic deploys bold choices in its mid-season episode.

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AMERICAN GOTHIC Review: “The Artist in his Museum”

American Gothic ExcerptCam’s withdrawal nightmare gives him a real clue while his DNA tests deliver surprising results on American Gothic.

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AMERICAN GOTHIC Review: “Christina’s World”

American Gothic ExcerptAli reaches across the aisle to stomp a threat to her mayoral run and Cam realizes Jack is demented on American Gothic.

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AMERICAN GOTHIC Review: “Nighthawks”

American Gothic ExcerptJack takes on and takes down a trained therapist as American Gothic gets better, funnier, more diabolical. Empathy is so last season.

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AMERICAN GOTHIC Review: “Jack-in-the-Pulpit”

American Gothic ExcerptMadeline Hawthorne dodges a pending autopsy, Alison Hawthorne has Garrett arrested, and Jack Hawthorne entertains at Mitch’s funeral on American Gothic.

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AMERICAN GOTHIC Review: “Arrangement in Grey and Black”

American Gothic ExcerptAmerican Gothic, the new murder mystery from CBS, offers a dark take on the modern family, a twelve year old serial killer case, three obvious suspects, the Shining twins, and one actual murderer.

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