From the start, “Appalachian Outlaws” had a tough go trying to live up to the legacy (and ratings) of History’s earlier miniseries. Not only does “Outlaws” need to stick — more or less — to the reality of the situation, but it also lacks the notoriety and legendary status of “Hatfields & McCoys.”
Also, “Appalachian Outlaws” focuses on men who deal in ginseng. It doesn’t have quite the inherent drama of a multi-generational blood feud. But not for lack of trying — the men of “Appalachian Outlaws” spent their season just spoiling for a blood-soaked vendetta against any and all who stood in their way.
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