The History Channel have been hyping their new historical drama, Hatfields and MCCoys for some time now and after debuting last night, the reviews for the Kevin Costner-starring drama have been mixed. In some corners, the show seems to have brought about a rather intense hatred for the 'Dances With Wolves' star, with one Twitter user markjanese stating "I cannot remember if I hate Kevin Costner because he is a Hatfield or MCCoy or if it's just because he is Kevin Costner."
Amongst the more traditional media outlets, the New York Daily News gave the series 4 stars out of 5, praising the "ambitious six-hour dramatization of America's most famous and lethal family feud.That this ambience comes across says producer/star Kevin Costner and his team have done well." The series is also commended for making the viewer question who they are rooting for and why: "It's. a story without a lot of conventional heroes. Here, heroism is putting one foot in front of the other, obeying more commandments than you break and maybe passing on a few lessons that will someday make the world a little less short, nasty or brutish."
Los Angeles Times followed suit and were equally full of praise, describing Hatfields and MCCoys as "a star-studded, gorgeously produced and astonishingly nuanced look at America's most famous family feud." It seems as though the critics have taken to the drama with more enthusiasm than a lot of social media users.