American Chronicles: Season 1 (1990)

Season 1
American Chronicles

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Critic Ratings: 9

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Critic Reviews for American Chronicles Season 1

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It's hard to imagine Fox would have made space on its schedule for American Chronicles if it weren't for the phenomenal success of Twin Peaks... American Chronicles just isn't that special.

May 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Imagine a half-hour documentary produced by the people behind "Twin Peaks." That's exactly what this is. It's well-produced and rather interesting, but rather bizarre as well.

May 30, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

If subsequent shows are as mesmerizing as the pilot, it's a certainty that those who do make American Chronicles a viewing habit will list it among their favorite shows.

May 30, 2019 | Full Review…

I suspect Fox is carrying it in order to get involved with Frost and Lynch. It could be a race: Will this show be canceled before we find out who killed Laura Palmer?

May 30, 2019 | Full Review…

You stare at the screen, wondering, "Where's the eerie, Lynch-y stuff? Where's the originality? Where's the entertainment?" It's not there. Maybe Lynch exhausted his imagination making Wild at Heart, but what's Frost's excuse?

May 30, 2019 | Rating: D | Full Review…

Picture after picture, notably of American Gothic faces posed against a brick wall, demonstrate Mr. Lynch's ability to hold attention without words. This travel series may turn out to be a visual tour de Lynch.

May 30, 2019 | Full Review…

This is a parade of mood and style, but one, unfortunately, that is ultimately wearisome and as weightless as the papier-mache floats that travel across the screen.

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As peculiar, disturbing, intriguing and captivating as that better known Lynch/Frost collaboration, Twin Peaks.

May 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Few of the images get enough screen time to register, and the sensory feast is spoiled with pretentious narration by actor Richard Dreyfuss that is the audio equivalent of too much Roquefort dressing.

May 30, 2019 | Full Review…

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