Appalachian Outlaws, Season 1HDClosed Captioning
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Simpler times don't necessarily mean easier living. From the northern reaches of New York to the southern hospitality of Georgia, the 1500 miles of the Appalachian range embody the struggles and "mountain justice" of America's frontier days. Today making its mark with primary exports furs, ginseng and moonshine, the area prospers during "the fat months" of late summer through harvest time, while taking a toll on its inhabitants. HISTORY® ventures into this flourishing territory and reveals the personal stories, strengths and family feuds of Appalachian Outlaws™.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoDirty Money||It's the start of ginseng season in the Appalachian Mountains and every 'senger from West Virginia to Georgia is looking to get rich off the golden root, but it won't come easy. If they aren't running from game wardens or pot farmers, they're haggling for the better prices from local ginseng kingpin Tony Coffman, who's controlled the ginseng market for years... until now. Corby "The General" Patton just rolled into town and he wants a piece of the action.||43:02||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoGinseng Fever||Ginseng prices are skyrocketing, and outsiders like Greg Shook are flooding into to West Virginia to cash in, but he quickly learns that locals don't take kindly to strangers. Meanwhile veteran sengers Ron and Obie have to pull their knives to keep a ruthless senger from pulling immature roots, and landowner Mike Ross resorts to guerilla tactics to keep poachers away from his honey hole. And as Tony Coffman's new nemesis Corby "The General" Patton continues to poach his clients, Tony finds himself on the verge of failing to fill the first order of his career.||44:12||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoYou Have Been Warned||After failing to deliver the first order of his career, Tony Coffman doubles down on the biggest order of his career--an unthinkable 500 pounds in only one week, or else. He's going to need all the help he can get, but his plan goes to hell when Greg Shook gets trapped in one of Mike Ross's booby traps. And when Corby "The General" Patton poaches Ron and Obie to his team, Tony confronts him with a warning--stay out of his territory, or he'll bury him. Father-and-son team Joe and Mitch Simpson have something way more lethal than words in store for out-of-state diggers. And with his back against his wall, Tony sends his shop worker Wayne Dancy to buy ginseng off some shady sellers in the most dangerous county in America--"Bloody" Mingo County. He'll be lucky to get out with the `seng, and his life.||43:45||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoTit for Tat||Tensions in the Appalachian Mountains are about to explode. Greg Shook and his truck get a reminder from the Simpsons, and their guns--outsiders best get out. A deal goes sour for 'senging buddies Ron and Obie, and they come to blows. Tony's only hope of filling an order comes from an unlikely ally, and after Mike Ross uses his tomahawk to send a message to the poachers raiding his family's land--they return with an explosive reply.||43:59||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHunted||Chinese buyers place the biggest order of Tony Coffman's career--750 pounds of ginseng. It will get him rich if he fills it, but with winter rapidly approaching and Corby "The General" Patton billboards popping up all over West Virginia, it's a tall order. And worse, the market is getting a little more crowded with Tennessee moonshiner Tiny Roberson looking to buy up ginseng for his new moonshine recipe. Meanwhile, outsider Greg Shook ventures back into local territory searching for 'seng, but ends up running for his life from local father-son duo, Mitch and Joe Simpson. Ron and Obie put aside their differences and join forces, hoping for one last big score of the season--but they'll have to infiltrate the dangerous, gun wielding pot farmers to get it.||43:58||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Last Stand||It's the final days of ginseng season, and diggers are risking it all for one last score. Greg Shook rappels down a treacherous cliff face, while Ron and Obie crawl deep into a cave in order to flee armed pot farmers. Landowner Mike Ross makes his final stand to protect his family's land from poachers. And the buyers--Tony Coffman, Corby "The General" Patton, and moonshiner Tiny Roberson--are scrambling to get their hands on as much 'seng as they can, but there isn't enough to go around to all of them.||43:56||$2.99||View In iTunes|
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I came across Appalachian Outlaws and thought, "I'm from Appalachia", let’s see what this is about. I’m in the Blue Ridge Mountains to be more specific and remember as a kid "livin' in na holla", my first ever experience with Ginseng which is what this show is based around. As a boy of 10, I remember finding it odd that my Uncle while driving us to school, had fat roots of something spread across the maroon sill of his car's back window to be dried by the Sun. When my brother and I asked about it, he just said, "That's money Nephews!" I was enthralled with tales of Ginseng hunting and the battles fought and the blood spilled in competitive pursuit of it. This show triggered my fond memories of this fascinating botanical curiosity from my childhood.
The show is based around some Mountain folk that dig, sell and buy Ginseng during the 9 magical weeks it's in bloom. In many areas, this plant is regulated so some have to resort to poaching and trespassing. Poaching can get you up to 5 years in Prison and the latter of which can get you shot. It’s writhe with adventure, suspense, tension and the show is edited fairly as to show both sides of the Ginseng pursuit. This natural-growing plant is Appalachian gold and so is this show.
Love this Show!
I have gensing fever and 5 episodes just isn't enough. More episodes and longer season would be awesome. Thanks. Hope to see new stuff soon.