I have a confession.
I could only make it through the first two nights of the three night mini-series "Hatfields & McCoys" (starting 9 p.m. Monday, History Channel) and I skimmed the last hour and a half of those four hours.
That's not my way of telling you that the movie is bad. It's just my threshold of how much bleak, mindlness violence I can take.
Certainly, if you don't know the details of the feud between these families you know the broader story. The six-hour miniseries tells us the roots of the fighting that began with Devil Anse Hatfield (Kevin Costner) and Randall McCoy (Bill Paxton) and led to the massacre of family members on both sides across two states, international headlines and the intervention of the Supreme Court.