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I thought it might be good I only saw a picture ad on some website I was browsing. I got twenty minutes in and decided it is not for me, I can put up with bad acting and script but when weapons in a period piece are so obviously wrong I'm out. I'm just going to say it's set in 1931 and watch when the guy pulls out a 1911 with Novak style sights, the prop master messed up bad.


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I noticed that, too, but tried not to let it bug me - mostly without success. I was also surprised to find out that it was supposedly set in Kentucky coal country, since so much of it looks like the Dust Bowl. Apparently, fictional "Holden County" (if I understood the name correctly) contains a wide diversity of climates.
Nonetheless, it caught my interest and I'm going to continue watching for awhile.


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Originally posted by cazio:
I got twenty minutes in and decided it is not for me, I can put up with bad acting and script but when weapons in a period piece are so obviously wrong I'm out.
I'm just going to say it's set in 1931 and watch when the guy pulls out a 1911 with Novak style sights, the prop master messed up bad.


So some incorrect pistol sights is enough to send you packin'?
Well whatta know? Eek
 
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Dialog about "ripping off" the common man in that time period is pretty sad, too. The setting is only about thirty years before that term was invented.
It's really a pretty entertaining show, though.
Chris Heyerdahl is becoming ubiquitous. He's becoming one of those actors with a role in every series.


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Yes, some of the gun stuff is questionable at best, but I like the show overall.

Saying the first episode was gritty would be an understatement of British proportions.

Will be interested in hearing from the forum membership regarding the historical accuracy of the subject matter.
 
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Originally posted by murphman:
I noticed that, too, but tried not to let it bug me - mostly without success. I was also surprised to find out that it was supposedly set in Kentucky coal country, since so much of it looks like the Dust Bowl. Apparently, fictional "Holden County" (if I understood the name correctly) contains a wide diversity of climates.
Nonetheless, it caught my interest and I'm going to continue watching for awhile.



I believe the majority of the story is happening in Iowa. There seems to be some linkage to coal mine strikes in Holden County Kentucky but I think that is to flesh out the story line of the birth of unionism and the terrible working conditions, and class struggle happening during this period.
 
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