Review: Hatfields and McCoys

Watched part 1 of 3 last night. I’m not a Kevin Costner fan. I may have liked him in The Postman (because of the post-apocalyptical aspect) and Dances with Wolves. Robin Hood was okay because of the storyline, not his stellar English accent or acting abilites.

I also don’t really like Bill Paxton (he was okay as the little brother in Kurt Russell’s Tombstone) but until I looked at the list on IMDB I’d forgotten I’d seen several other movies with him. Forgetability-my memory or his acting, you decide.

All of which matters not a bit when I say I was glued to the screen for the 2 hours Hatfields & McCoys was on. Course Tom Beringer was in it, so unrecognizable I had to look up who he played; Powers Booth was excellent as the Hatfield judge.

In the beginning I was confused as to who was who; a family tree of the surnames belonging to which side of this little fued would have been helpful. Cousins on both sides were lost to me and I was left with only a vague feeling of which family the allegiances belonged to.

Also a map. Until it was on the screen before me I’d never heard of Tug Creek; I thought the fued was in Kentucy not West Virginia (it’s a cross-state/cross-river fued); and with the distance necessary to travel, the sense of time seemed more than a little off.

Over all, I give this installment a solid B rating for interest, drama, minimual names I’m forced to remember (I know the live ones, the dead on either side are ancillary thus far), and the fact I have every interest of watching episode 2 tonight.

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About K. Reed

Romance author with a twist. Too many post-apocalyptic stories, movies, and what-ifs crowded her head, and K Reed decided to do something about it. So she plotted one out, decided an historical post-apocalyptic romance was the way to go, and wrote that one instead. A lover of all things historical, of strong heroes with equally strong heroines, and of sexy pirates, she’s going to explore the dystopian world of plague-ridden 1804 and the gritty criminal element of Victorian England. Luckily she has an understanding family, supportive friends, and a day job that offers her the flexibility she needs to plot, plan, and write. Sure, one day she’d like to travel the country in search of fantastic storylines and great locale pictures, but for now she’ll stick to the east coast and the internet. @kreedauthor www.kreedauthor.com www.kreedauthor.wordpress.com kreedauthor@yahoo.com
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One Response to Review: Hatfields and McCoys

  1. Leslie Ryon says:

    FEUD….. not fued….

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