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Hatfields & McCoys are coming to France

Posted in hatfields & mccoys, tv with tags , , , , on 3 June, 2013 by ambarussa

French Canal+ will start showing History’s hit mini series about the most notorious family feud in the USA from 21st July, 8.50pm. Episodes are shown on following nights.

Don’t miss Damian O’Hare as Ellison Hatfield, brother of “Devil” Anse Hatfield (Kevin Costner).


And this – it just never gets old…



Hatfields and McCoys are coming to UK Screens in October!

Posted in hatfields & mccoys, tv with tags , , , , , , , on 14 October, 2012 by ambarussa

As previously posted, Channel 5 will bring History Channel’s sensational “Hatfields and McCoys” mini series about two feuding families to UK screens this October. Kevin Costner and Tom Berenger bagged themseles Emmys for their performances as Devil Anse Hatfield and Jim Vance. Bill Paxton, Mare Winnigham… a cast of stellar artists.

Make sure to catch Damian O’Hare as Ellison Hatfield in episode 1 of “Hatfields and McCoys” on Thursday, 25 October 2012, 9pm!

“No, it’s not feckin’ Coronation Street!”

And in case you haven’t done so yet: pre-order Hatfields and McCoys on DVD!


Good News: “Hatfields & McCoys” will come to Channel 5!

Posted in hatfields & mccoys, tv with tags , , , , , , , , , on 21 July, 2012 by ambarussa

The good news is that “Hatfields & McCoys” will be aired over here in the UK. How well it will do on Channel 5 has yet to be seen.

Maybe they plan a “family evening” with Hatfields & McCoys/Dallas…

Damian O’Hare as Ellison Hatfield and Kevin Costner as “Devil Anse” Hatfield in “Hatfields & McCoys”.


No specific date has been mentioned yet, apart from the mini series being part of the “autumn line-up”.

Anyway. This hopefully means that a Region 2 DVD will become available. I’ll keep you posted.


Hatfields & McCoys: Breaking all Records

Posted in hatfields & mccoys, reviews, tv with tags , , , , , on 2 June, 2012 by ambarussa

I expected “Hatfields & McCoys” to do well, but this? An average of 13.8 million viewers, 14.3 millions for the third and final part!

Ratings over at IMDB are currently at 8.3. Some critics don’t seem to agree with that, but I think it’s justified. I’m actually rather baffled by people complaining about bad language, gore and violence – what did they expect a family feud to be? People pillow-fighting in the woods?

Anyway, if you’ve missed this epic family saga, you can still catch up on the History website; all three episodes are available online (alas only to people in the USA).

For a good review with some analysis of the audience demographics, please go here: Los Angeles Times. According to them, an unexpected high number of women tuned in for “Hatfields & McCoys”; 45% rather than the for History usual 30%. I have no idea why that might be…

Screencaps: Hatfields & McCoys, Part 1, Damian O’Hare as Ellison Hatfield

Posted in hatfields & mccoys, tv with tags , , , , , on 29 May, 2012 by ambarussa

Every bullied child’s dream dad…

Enjoy it while he’s still alive… screencaps of Damian as Ellison Hatfield. He and “Cotton Top” Mounts (how sweet is Noel Fisher… aww!) are the only likeable character of the lot so far, but back then, “being likeable” was probably not that high on anybody’s list of priorities . The story is fascinating and the acting solid. Game of Thrones with guns.

Don’t miss part 2 tonight, on History Channel!


Posted in hatfields & mccoys, tv with tags , , , , , on 28 May, 2012 by ambarussa

Today’s the day! Don’t forget to tune in tonight for the first part of “Hatfields & McCoys” on the History Channel, 8/9c!

Damian O’Hare (second from left) as Ellison Hatfield in “Hatfields & McCoys”

We don’t have Memorial Day here (it’s Whitsun Monday and a religious holiday), but for all our friends across the pond:

Mutts Comics by Patrick McDonnell

Hatfields & McCoys: New Videos and Character Biographies

Posted in hatfields & mccoys, previews, tv with tags , , , , , on 21 May, 2012 by ambarussa

New videos and biographies of the various characters are now available at the Hatfields & McCoys page over at

Your starting point to dive into the family history of the two feuding clans and watch some footage of Damian O’Hare as Ellison Hatfield in the process is


Due to the wonders of Flash it’s not possible to give you direct links, so here’s what to do:

You’re asked to pick a side: pick “Hatfields”. Click on “Ellison” to read the character biography.

“Devil Anse’s youngest brother Ellison is large and powerful and functions as a family peacemaker until tragedy strikes.”

Close the window and click on “Cotton Top Mounts”, and you can watch a video showing some footage of the show and interview bits with actor Noel Fisher. Cotton Top Mounts is the illegitimate son of Ellison Hatfield, so here’s where you can see Damian.

Cotton Top seems to be kind, innocent and he likes bunny rabbits, so by the logic of TV, he’ll very likely meet a cruel end.

*checks wikipedia*


For those of you who can’t get the video to work, here are some screencaps.


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