Sunday, June 03, 2012

The Hatfield & McCoys History Channel Miniseries

So last night I watched the Hatfields and McCoys miniseries on the History channel.  This miniseries is suppose to have drawn a large audience (14.3 million viewers) and rave reviews.  The three-part miniseries, starring Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton as the patriarchs of the famous feuding families, was the History's channel first foray into "scripted programming."   I found it boring as hell but did watch the six hours of it in hopes something would improve.  You had 50 guys in beards, big hats, and coats running around shooting one another and you couldn't remember who was who and frankly after a while you didn't care.  The only character that stood out was Bad Frank Phillips http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/k/i/n/Benny-M-King/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0095.html  who you hoped would end up killing off both sides of the feuding families.  Again it reinforces my theory to never waste your time watching a Kevin Costner movie (Ok "Dances with Wolves" was good but the wolf made the movie.)

1 comment:

Jack K Richards said...

I had recorded all 3 episodes and the other nit I watched all 3. A bit interesting but more boring. I totally agree that it was difficult to remember who was a Hatfield and who was a McCoy. Was not a great effort