Although the first episode was unimpressive for a straight-to-series order, “American Gothic” shows a hint of promise as long as the cast falls into their parts quickly. Otherwise, they run the risk of slowly suffocating to death under the weight of better options.
While season one primarily focused on drawing in laughs with a Tina Fey-esque brand of humor that the show is so well known for, season two draws greater attention to the comedy in a silent movement for change.
Professor Shelly Schreier is undoubtedly deserving of the “Best of Ann Arbor” award. Actually, I’m also absolutely certain that if there were an award for “Best Professor on God’s Green Earth,” she would win that one too. I was first introduced to Schreier during the past fall semester, but her reputation had reached my ears far earlier than that. Even now, psychology students I encounter will either gush over their experience with Schreier, or lament not taking one of her courses.