The Hatfields and McCoys

  • carew28

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    Jun 02, 2012 5:21 PM GMT
    Anyone else on Realjock watching this Discovery Channel series ? I like historical dramas, and I've actually watched it twice. I was disappointed in it at first (it seemed somewhat corny and contrived), but as time went on and I became more used to it, I began to enjoy it more. It's a little overly sentimental, but it seems to be pretty historically authentic, and what I thought at first was hillbilly stereotypes might actually be a somewhat authentic representation of the backwoods people who lived in the Tug River area in the later 1800s.

    The guys in the series are some pretty decent eye-candy, too. A little ragged, grimy, rough-around-the-edges, but still nice to look at.
  • RSportsguy

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    Jun 02, 2012 9:47 PM GMT
    I watched it and found it very entertaining. It is not totally accurate, but nothing done by Hollywood is.
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    Jun 02, 2012 9:53 PM GMT
    Haven't watched but I'd love to fuck that devil up the anse.....icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 02, 2012 9:56 PM GMT
    I thought this was going to be a thread about the Liberal Hens and the Conservaposse.
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    Jun 02, 2012 10:17 PM GMT
    Yes it was good! But It came out on the history channel.
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    Jun 04, 2012 6:06 AM GMT
    Loving it. Great acting by everyone. Watched Part 2 tonight on DVR. Finishing tomorrow.
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    Jun 04, 2012 1:41 PM GMT
    Found out the miniseries was filmed in the mountains of Romania. Lots of WVA/Kentucky people not too happy about that, but most say they loved it. Costs.
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    Jun 04, 2012 1:46 PM GMT
    Watched the entire miniseries marathon over the weekend....great show!
  • carew28

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    Jun 04, 2012 7:50 PM GMT
    Yes, it was filmed in Rumania, probably to save money. The natural scenery (woods, fields, streams) seem very authentic, though. And the buildings and towns (cabins, barns, stores, churches etc.), and vehicles ( horse-drawn wagons and carts) also seem to reflect the late 1800s backwoods Kentucky-West Virginia area. The main actors and actresses are mostly all American, but the extras (soldiers, townspeople, and a few of the minor characters) I think are played by Rumanians.

    Rumania is located in the Carpathian Mountains area, which is probably pretty similar to the American Appalachians.

    It's not completely historically accurate, but it's pretty close. I think it's the best work that Kevin Costner has done in years, he seemed to capture the essence of Devil Anse. I knew Tom Berenger was going to be in it, but I couldn't even recognize him till I looked up the cast-list on IMDB, and realized he was mean, decrepit old Jim Vance. Nick Dunning's character (the Reverend) I also barely recognized, I tend to identify him as Lord Thomas Boleyn on 'The Tudors'. I thought at the beginning that Matt Barr, a typical Hollywood pretty-boy, was completely miscast in the role of eldest Hatfield son Johnse , but as the series went on, I think he actually did a decent job. Powers Boothe did an admirable job as rough old Justice of the Peace Wall Hatfield, dispensing his irregular but practical brand of backwoods justice. Mare Winningham, whom I hadn't seen in years, was very good as 'Aunt Sally' McCoy. The actress who played Levicy Hatfield, though, I thought was a little too sophisticated and pretty for her role. I think the miniseries may make a star out of the Pulsipher girl who played shy but stubborn Roseann McCoy. The younger Hatfield and McCoy sons and daughters, played by heretofore unknown actors and actresses, were also good, they showed a nice blend of bravado and vulnerability.
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    Jun 05, 2012 5:03 AM GMT
    Finished Part 3 tonight. WOW. Definitely a winner mini series. I heard they aired a factual documentary also on Saturday, but I missed recording that.
  • RSportsguy

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    Jun 06, 2012 3:06 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidFinished Part 3 tonight. WOW. Definitely a winner mini series. I heard they aired a factual documentary also on Saturday, but I missed recording that.

    I missed that too! I tried to find it online, but the history channel did not offer it there. Oh well, I will just keep a look out for it in the future!