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Hatfields and McCoys
« on: May 18, 2012, 12:22:08 AM »
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

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Re: Hatfields and McCoys
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2012, 08:17:08 AM »
Thank you for posting this.  If you get a chance, read The Hatfields and McCoys by Otis K. Rice.  The real story is amazing and I hope the History Channel is true to it (I suspect it will be). 
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Re: Hatfields and McCoys
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2012, 11:34:36 AM »
A new book by  W.Va. writer Anne Black Gray, "The Devil's Son," tries to imaginatively fill in the gaps to describe what members of the Hatfield family faced with bullets flying from their famous feud with the McCoy family, who lived across the river in Kentucky from the West Virginia Hatfields. Cap Hatfield was a friend of her grandfather.

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Re: Hatfields and McCoys
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2012, 12:06:36 AM »
FYI, first episode comes on tomorrow at 9/8c.
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton

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Re: Hatfields and McCoys
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2012, 12:27:50 AM »
I'm looking forward to watching this & I hope the History Channel does more of this type of programming, looks like it's going to be pretty good.  I was born in and my ancestors lived in Pike County, Ky.  Right in the middle of McCoy country!
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2012, 09:02:52 PM »
There is some interesting reading on this. Sure hope the history channel does it right.

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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2012, 09:11:02 PM »
FYI, first episode comes on tomorrow at 9/8c.

It started here 10 minutes ago.

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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2012, 09:50:02 PM »
I'm watching it right now, like it so far. 
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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2012, 11:02:33 PM »
I'm watching it right now, like it so far. 

I recorded it.

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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2012, 11:04:11 PM »
Not bad, but it moved a little slow.

I'm guessing it will speed up with tomorrows episode.
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"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton

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Re: Hatfields and McCoys
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2012, 11:09:26 PM »
Not bad, but it moved a little slow.

I'm guessing it will speed up with tomorrows episode.


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Re: Hatfields and McCoys
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2012, 11:12:59 PM »
Encore right now
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Re: Hatfields and McCoys
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2012, 07:21:47 AM »
I understand it was filmed in Romania. I thought those mountains looked a little, well, unWest Virginia! I caught only a couple of minutes and didn't feel like dedicating any more time to it.
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Re: Hatfields and McCoys
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2012, 11:17:33 PM »
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Because of the length and subject matter, I decided to opt out.

Also, I couldn't help but roll my eyes when I saw this preview.

It is getting a lot of viewers so it will probably repeat.

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