It’s true that we’ve kind of got a thing for historical figures. We’ve paid honor to the 44 presidents of our great country, and we are fascinated by those characters known as outlaws of the wild west.

Well, add some more to the list. The Hatfields and the McCoys. The famous feuding families separated by the border of Kentucky and West Virginia. What a story.

If you haven’t heard, the History Channel is airing a three part series right now, called Hatfields & McCoys. Kevin Costner plays Devil Anse Hatfield – head of the Hatfield clan, and Bill Paxton is Ol’ Ranl’ McCoy, patriarch of the McCoy family. Probably not suitable for children, they sure were a violent bunch, but definitely worth watching.

So, set your DVRs, and catch it while you can.