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White-Trash Country: American Rust (S1)

Showtime’s crime drama indulges in its bleak small-town depression

Jeff Daniels as sheriff Del Harris is bleeding in American Rust.
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The first season of Showtime’s crime drama, American Rust, indulges in its own bleak small-town depression. Violence, adversity, and drugs are the foundations of this tiny Pennsylvanian place called Buell and its people. This is white-trash country, ladies and gents, there’s no doubt…