When I was thinking ahead about my DVD column for today, I expected to make ''American Gothic'' my pick of the week. I loved the thriller when it aired on CBS in 1995-96. As I have said here before, it may well have been ahead of its time, ''Lost'' a decade too soon. Shaun Cassidy, the ''Gothic'' writer-producer now in charge of ABC's ''Invasion,'' agrees. (See my Aug. 1 post, '' 'Gothic' Revival? 'Popular' Remade?)
Unfortunately, I did not receive a copy of ''Gothic'' until today, so it didn't get into the column. Still, it went quickly into the office DVD player, and I was hooked all over just a few minutes into the first episode. It's a happy Friday.