History Series / AmericanGothic

29th Jul '16 8:51:08 PM FranksGirl
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* TeenIdol: A behind-the-scenes variant. The show's creator and main writer was Shaun Cassidy. Yes, [[HardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries THAT Shaun Cassidy.]]
13th Jul '16 8:33:59 AM GreenLady
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Not to be confused with Grant Wood's [[AmericanGothicCouple famous painting]] or the ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' strip of the same name, or with the 2016 mystery drama series which is similar in name only.

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Not to be confused with Grant Wood's [[AmericanGothicCouple famous painting]] or the ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' strip of the same name, or with the 2016 mystery drama series ''Series/AmericanGothic2016'' which shares the same title but is similar in name only.
otherwise quite dissimilar.
13th Jul '16 8:33:03 AM GreenLady
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Not to be confused with Grant Wood's [[AmericanGothicCouple famous painting]] or the ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' strip of the same name.

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Not to be confused with Grant Wood's [[AmericanGothicCouple famous painting]] or the ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' strip of the same name.
name, or with the 2016 mystery drama series which is similar in name only.
8th May '16 11:50:25 AM Discar
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* OutsideContextVillain: The ghost of the Boston Strangler suddenly appears with no warning in one episode.

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* OutsideContextVillain: OutsideGenreFoe: The ghost of the Boston Strangler suddenly appears with no warning in one episode.
9th Jan '16 3:20:19 AM jormis29
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* PsychicPowers - Although Buck, Caleb, and Merlyn are all shown to have varying examples of such powers (the latter never hinted at in life but [[OurAngelsAreDifferent justified by her new position]]), in the very first episode, Gail Emory is also implied to have some form of a PsychicLink with her cousin. After he has vanished from the hospital to answer his sister's summons to their old house, Gail somehow 'feels' a connection to him, even seems to indulge in a bit of Psychometry when she touches the door, and then instantly 'knows' where Caleb has gone. Even the [[WordOfGod writers, when speaking in the commentary]], noted that [[LampshadeHanging they didn't really know how she did it]], that it was only introduced [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands as a way to get all the characters together for the climax]], and the ability is never shown again.

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* PsychicPowers - Although Buck, Caleb, and Merlyn are all shown to have varying examples of such powers (the latter never hinted at in life but [[OurAngelsAreDifferent justified by her new position]]), in the very first episode, Gail Emory is also implied to have some form of a PsychicLink with her cousin. After he has vanished from the hospital to answer his sister's summons to their old house, Gail somehow 'feels' a connection to him, even seems to indulge in a bit of Psychometry {{Psychometry}} when she touches the door, and then instantly 'knows' where Caleb has gone. Even the [[WordOfGod writers, when speaking in the commentary]], noted that [[LampshadeHanging they didn't really know how she did it]], that it was only introduced [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands as a way to get all the characters together for the climax]], and the ability is never shown again.
25th Nov '15 3:21:00 PM eroock
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* DreamIntro: Subverted in the pilot. After the ActionPrologue, Gail has a CatapultNightmare and we are to assume the opening sequence was a bad dream of hers. But then we see that the story is on TV.


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* HoneyTrap: In the pilot, the Sheriff sends Selena to his deputy to find out what he knows.


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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: That one of Sheriff Buck's methods to control the area.


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* SleepingDummy: In the pilot, Caleb builds one at the hospital to fool the Sheriff.
14th Nov '15 5:36:03 PM Ingonyama
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* RoomFullOfCrazy - After learning that Sheriff Buck is the Devil Incarnate from none other than his own mother, [[spoiler:(except of course she wasn't, instead being a plant [[MagnificentBastard set up by Buck]])]] Dr. Crower becomes so obsessed with Buck that he starts acting like a crazed stalker. When Gail, Ben, and Dr. Peele become suspicious of his personality changes and investigate his house, they discover a room straight out of this trope--no rambling writing scrawled on the walls (except Buck's name, over and over), but plenty of photos, newspaper clippings, and an enlarged headshot of the sheriff with [[{{Anvilicious}} a red bullseye marked around it]]. Despite the predictable cliche quality of the moment, it still managed to be rather chilling.

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* RoomFullOfCrazy - After learning that Sheriff Buck is the Devil Incarnate from none other than his own mother, [[spoiler:(except of course she wasn't, instead being a plant [[MagnificentBastard set up by Buck]])]] Dr. Crower becomes so obsessed with Buck that he starts acting like a crazed stalker. When Gail, Ben, and Dr. Peele become suspicious of his personality changes and investigate his house, they discover a room straight out of this trope--no rambling writing scrawled on the walls (except Buck's name, over and over), but [[StringTheory plenty of photos, newspaper clippings, clippings]], and an enlarged headshot of the sheriff with [[{{Anvilicious}} a red bullseye marked around it]]. Despite the predictable cliche quality of the moment, it still managed to be rather chilling.


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* SouthernGothic: For the most part the show doesn't indulge in this trope, since Trinity is a very clean, neat, well-taken care of town, but a number of its underpinnings do appear in individual episodes ("Damned If You Don't", "The Potato Boy", "Inhumanitas", "The Plague Sower", and especially the pilot) and of course the supernatural figures prominently in the story throughout the series. Also, a number of images from the opening credits evoked this.
6th Aug '15 12:21:04 PM SetsunasaNiWa
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* RoomFullOfCrazy - After learning that [[CaptainObvious Sheriff Buck is the Devil Incarnate]] from none other than his own mother, [[spoiler:(except of course she wasn't, instead being a plant [[MagnificentBastard set up by Buck]])]] Dr. Crower becomes so obsessed with Buck that he starts acting like a crazed stalker. When Gail, Ben, and Dr. Peele become suspicious of his personality changes and investigate his house, they discover a room straight out of this trope--no rambling writing scrawled on the walls (except Buck's name, over and over), but plenty of photos, newspaper clippings, and an enlarged headshot of the sheriff with [[{{Anvilicious}} a red bullseye marked around it]]. Despite the predictable cliche quality of the moment, it still managed to be rather chilling.

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* RoomFullOfCrazy - After learning that [[CaptainObvious Sheriff Buck is the Devil Incarnate]] Incarnate from none other than his own mother, [[spoiler:(except of course she wasn't, instead being a plant [[MagnificentBastard set up by Buck]])]] Dr. Crower becomes so obsessed with Buck that he starts acting like a crazed stalker. When Gail, Ben, and Dr. Peele become suspicious of his personality changes and investigate his house, they discover a room straight out of this trope--no rambling writing scrawled on the walls (except Buck's name, over and over), but plenty of photos, newspaper clippings, and an enlarged headshot of the sheriff with [[{{Anvilicious}} a red bullseye marked around it]]. Despite the predictable cliche quality of the moment, it still managed to be rather chilling.
21st Jun '15 10:09:46 AM Morgenthaler
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Not to be confused with Grant Wood's [[AmericanGothicCouple famous painting]] or the ''TwoThousandAD'' strip of the same name.

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Not to be confused with Grant Wood's [[AmericanGothicCouple famous painting]] or the ''TwoThousandAD'' ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' strip of the same name.
18th May '15 2:24:24 AM LondonKdS
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* ShoutOut: The LifeOrLimbDecision scene at the end of "The Strong Arm of the Law" is very similar to the iconic one at the end of the original ''Film/MadMax''.
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