|ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.|
|PAUSE: Know your child; some content|
may not be right for some kids.
|OFF: Not age-appropriate for kids this age.|
|NOT FOR KIDS: Not appropriate for kids any age.|
Parents need to know that Hatfields & McCoys is an epic, six-hour saga that centers on a bloody feud between two families. The film opens mid-Civil War battle, and the tension never lets up, as two former comrades-in-arms fall into a dispute that leads to a huge squabble between their families. The violence is frequent and disturbing: A young boy, wounded in battle, begs to be shot and put out of his mercy; family members you've gotten to know are suddenly and brutally murdered; women and children cry pitifully at the death of family patriarchs. However, the violence isn't one bit glamorized, but instead has real emotional weight that will convince most viewers that the entire feud was something ridiculous that got out of hand. Parents can use the miniseries to illustrate a great number of useful ideas, such as duty, loyalty, and the human cost of conflict. As well as the simmering violence, there are some sexy scenes that may make some families uncomfortable, chief amongst them a scene with two lovers having illicit sex in the same room as a sleeping young girl, and one where a wife asks her husband to "spill his seed" outside of her body so that she doesn't become pregnant.