Hatfields and McCoys
Did anybody watch this? If you haven’t seen it yet, the History Channel will probably be re-running these episodes ‘til Doomsday. I really liked it. A slice of American history brought to life with great acting performances and plenty of blood and gore — what’s not to like?
And now we’ve seen what Romania looks like (that’s where it was filmed).
As you’ve probably read, the Hatfields and McCoys mini-series was the second most-watched program (not including sportscasts) in cable TV history. The linked article has four theories on why the mini-series was such a huge hit. A lot of the comments at the end of the article seem to agree that it was so popular because American viewers are starved for substance, talent — something other than dimwitted soap operas and reality shows.
I’ll probably watch Part I again, just because the people all looked and talked alike at first, and it was hard to keep track of who was who, who killed who and why, etc. The History Channel website has a schedule of upcoming reruns as well as videos of the episodes.