Hatfields & McCoys, the History Channel’s epic new miniseries has set a new ratings record for cable this week, with Monday’s first installment registering nearly 14 million viewers.
The series, which stars Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton as the heads of the famous feuding families in the post-Civil War South, gives an amazing look at the centuries old feud between the two families, but also lets you pick a side.
Costner and Paxton Devil Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy, once friends whose personal conflict over the war escalated into a decades-long rivalry between their families.
Matt Barr plays young Johnse Hatfield, who falls for the young McCoy daughter in a Romeo & Juliet esque story line that has the potential to bring the families together, but only escalates the drama.
The final installment of the series airs Wednesday night at 9PM on History Channel, and with it just getting good, it’s going to be sad to see it come to an end.
Look out awards season!
Whose side are you on? Hatfields or McCoys?