Let me sum Tuesday night’s episode up like this: The McCoys are crazy. I don’t mean they do crazy things (they do) or that some of their actions are questionable (they are) or even that
No, I mean this in the most technical term possible. There has to be a neurological disorder at work here. Possibly inbreeding. I haven’t looked up any of the history; what I know about this fued pre-History Channel is that there was one, it was bloody, and it’s now legendary.
The 2nd of 3 parts was still very good. I don’t mind violence so long as it plays a part in the story and is not gratitious. The violence is necessary to tell the story of this blood fued, so I accept that.
In writing this, I realize that it’s difficult to pinpoint what I didn’t like about the part. Is it that all bridge parts are slower? Not sure, but I can say that I can connect a bit more to the families and for that am grateful.
Rating: B for continuing to keep my interest, for showing a balanced look at the fued, and for what looks to be an explosive (and I do mean that literally) finale tonight. After tonight’s episode I’ll look up the ‘real’ history of the Hatfields & McCoys, but since this is put on by The History Channel, I hope they’re more accurate than a typical Hollywood period piece!