TV's best critic,IMO, says this is one cool show and not to be missed. Beginning tomorrow from 9-11 PM on the History Channel.
I'll get out of the way and let Glenn back story the incredible 19th century, West Virginia-Kentucky tale, which became America's most legendary feud.
By Glenn Garvin
“Revenge is all I got inside of me,” confides a character in Hatfields & McCoys. It doesn’t matter which one: Everyone involved in this tale of America’s most famous and deadly family feud was eventually shorn of every human thought or emotion and reduced to a walking lust for vengeance.
A miniseries airing at the same time for three consecutive nights, Hatfields & McCoys is the History Channel’s first foray into drama. (At least, the first that made it onto the channel’s screen; more on that in a minute.) It is a powerful and often heartbreaking piece of filmmaking that ponders just how thin our veneer of civilization really can be.
“Feud” seems much too mild a word for the frenzied slaughter that raged in the back country along the border between West Virginia and Kentucky during the last half of the 19th Century. Their bloody vendetta over the course of more than two decades claimed at least a dozen lives and nearly dragged their states into a war before it collapsed out of sheer exhaustion.
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/05/2...#storylink=cpy