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Hatfields & McCoys on The History Channel

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by nyny523, May 22, 2012.

  1. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

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  2. Queue

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    I read that Anse was a shortened version of the German name Anselm. Devil was a nickname he picked up somewhere along the way.
     
  3. cheesesteak

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    For the life of me, I couldn't figure out why the Hatfields brought Cotton Top with them on the raids.

    Thank goodness Bad Frank met a violent end. Jim Vance, too.

    I liked this miniseries a lot. I hope the History Channel does as good a job on whatever the next project is.
     
  4. mattack

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    NBC Nightly News said it was #2, after "High School Musical 2".

    I have no idea if this is a distinction between quick overnights vs the more in depth ratings, or big cities vs. whole country (or even if the "separate" groups I mention are really two ways to describe the same division).
     
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    markz

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    I have seen H&M's listed as the #1 not-sports ad supported cable show. I wonder if HS Musical ran without ads making H&M's #2 over-all but #1 with ads.
     
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    Bierboy

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    Potato....po-tah-toe....it's doing well. We're through the first two hours and they were spectacular....
     
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    cherry ghost

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    It has to do with Disney only running commercials for Disney, so it's not really ad supported.
     
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    Bierboy

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    cherry ghost -- LOVE your avatar :D ...lifelong, diehard Blackhawks fan here...
     
  9. Jun 1, 2012 #129 of 179
    Queue

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    So how many facts in this were correct? How much was supposition or changed to be more dramatic?

    I thought this was very good but I couldn't find information if Hatfield really deserted the Civil War.

    And how did Nancy marry Frank Phillips, I thought she was already married to Johnse?
     
  10. Jun 1, 2012 #130 of 179
    Cearbhaill

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    A lot was changed but IMO not to the point where it affected the story. For example the Wall Hatfield (Powers Boothe) character was a compilation of two Hatfield judges/magistrates- "Preacher Anse" Hatfield and Walls "Deacon" Hatfield.

    "Desertion" is hard to figure- from my own family letters I know that my ancestors from this area regularly stopped fighting in the war to go back home for a spell. When the crop was in or the baby born they went back to fighting. They literally took vacations from the war.
    If you browse through the muster rolls you see them present, not present, and back and forth.

    The real reason I popped back in here is to tell y'all that The History Channel is airing a documentary tomorrow June 2 at 4pm est- America's Greatest Feud: The History of the Hatfields and McCoys.
    Two hours, made in 2012 so seems to be new.
     
  11. Jun 1, 2012 #131 of 179
    Bierboy

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    Thanks! Recording set...
     
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    markz

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    Already setup! Thanks!
     
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    nirisahn

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    Thanks! Will record.
     
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    jdfs

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    Is this being reshown or available by any electronic / ondemand means (other than torrents)?
     
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    Byteofram

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    Yes...History channel is reshowing all the parts multiple times. Sat they are showing them starting at 5pm I believe in a row.
     
  16. Jun 1, 2012 #136 of 179
    Azlen

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    Considering the debate on whether or not it should be considered a Western, I found this article slightly relevant.



    Will The Success Of ‘Hatfields & McCoys’ Spur A Wave Of Western-Themed Series?

    http://www.deadline.com/2012/06/wil...-mccoys-spur-a-wave-of-western-themed-series/

    Just two weeks ago, TV networks’ infatuation with period Westerns seemed to have waned. Of the slew of such projects put in development by the broadcast networks last season, only one, NBC’s The Frontier, had been picked up to pilot, and it didn’t make the cut to series. At the same time, TNT passed on its own period Western pilot, Tin Star. Two weeks later, History’s Hatfields & McCoys burst into the scene, drawing huge crowds. Yes, its viewership skewed older, which is understandable given the historic subject matter, but there were plenty of 18-49-year-olds among the 13-14 million who tuned in for each episode to get the broadcast networks’ attention. And the timing is perfect as pitch season is just around the corner.....
     
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    markz

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    Also, this article from ew.com is tagged with the keyword "Westerns" and says:

    'Hatfields & McCoys': 5 things to expect from History's miniseries

    It's also tagged with the keywords "Middle-Aged Butt-Kicking". That made me laugh!

    So, in my opinion, no it is not a Western in the strictest sense of the word, but it is definitely very similar to the Western genre. If you were to remove the names of the families and locations, people would assume it's a Western. Only by using historical names would people know it was Kentucky & W Virginia.
     
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    tlc

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    Stumbled on this blog of a Hatfield descendant sharing some oral family history as compared to the mini-series.

    Some good details, including Johnse was not in love, he was a player! She's answering questions in the comment sections as well.
     
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    mattack

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    Interesting, searching netflix (to rate the miniseries), I found a 1974 documentary (with a Biography icon.. guess they bought the rights to air the show), called "Hatfields & McCoys: An American Feud". It's 50 minutes (so presumably aired in an hour long timeslot back then.. fewer commercials, ya know).

    There's also ANOTHER 2012 Hatfields movie
    http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/Hatfie...&strackid=4b7a36476b6ffab7_2_srl&trkid=222336
    but it's only 90 minutes long.. Christian Slater is the big name.
     
  20. Jun 1, 2012 #140 of 179
    RonDawg

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    You can also watch it directly off the History Channel site:

    http://www.history.com/shows/hatfie...sts/full-episodes#hatfields-and-mccoys-part-1

    The History Channel Store is selling both DVDs and Blu-rays of it for those who have to have physical media. I could swear I saw History Channel mentioning its availability on iTunes and Amazon on Demand but for some reason neither have it.
     

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